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If you’re like us and are big fans of supermodel Heidi Klum, you know that she occasionally suffers from this common skincare woe.
With triggers such as genetics, hormones, stress, the natural slow-down of cell renewal and loss of elasticity, acne continues to be the most frequently diagnosed condition by dermatologists, affecting 35 per cent of adults.
So, how does she maintain her radiant, youthful complexion while minimizing blemishes? Aside from using the cult-favourite Mario Badescu Buttermilk Moisturizer — which is currently on sale for $18 — which she says she uses to get rid of pesky pimples, her effective skin routine also includes using baby shampoo as an alternative for cleanser. A strange and unique hack, if you ask us — but hey, if it’s good enough for Klum, it’s definitely worth trying.
“A long time ago I went to see an eye doctor because I had a sty and they told me to wash my face with Johnson & Johnson Baby Shampoo. Some days I’ll get home from work and have multiple layers of fake eyelashes on and lots of makeup and they told me that Baby Shampoo will mean I can really get into the eye and clean all of the makeup out,” she revealed in a recent interview with Who What Wear. “It made sense to me! Now it’s all I use. It’s not super-harsh unlike all of these products at the moment that strip your skin. Personally, they don’t work for me.”
In the interview, she also shared her tips and tricks. All six of her best beauty secrets revolve around the idea that a good and healthy “beauty comes down to common sense.”
“I get bombarded with products from all over the world, and I love trying all of those different things, but for me, the basics are most important,” she explained. “When I eat well and keep hydrated I can see the difference in my face when I look in the mirror. You’ve got to look in the mirror and see if there is something up. That way, you know if you break out it could be because of the garbage you ate. If you look dry and your skin doesn’t snap back, you’re not hydrated. If you just look at yourself and listen, you know what to do.”
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On top of relying on gentle multi-purpose skincare essentials (she also loves to lather up coconut oil in her hair and on her body), she makes it a priority to consume all her daily doses of fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants with the right superfoods and supplements.
“I find that a supplement is a great add-on to my already pretty healthy diet. A couple of years ago I started taking one Perfectil a day because I was getting older and thought, ‘What do I have to lose?!’ Of course, no pill will solve your beauty problems, food always comes first, but I do think it’s a good boost,” she told Who What Wear.
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