Kaia Gerber Swears By This Ingredient for Glowy Skin

Hannah Coates
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Kaia Gerber is a model, Cindy Crawford’s doppelgänger daughter, and the face of Marc Jacobs’s Daisy scent. We recently caught up with the 19-year-old about everything from bathing her crystals to her rather unique perfume application trick. Read on for her biggest beauty secrets.

On how she starts her day

I feel like quarantine has made my morning routine a lot longer—I take a lot of time for myself and I don’t rush. I like to write in the mornings and usually write a few pages. I like to meditate and say a prayer. I think mindful moments like that have really become a huge part of my morning routine.

On the last thing she does before bed

Drink water, which is probably a terrible idea, thinking about it, because I always wake up in the middle of the night…now I understand why! I always forget to drink water in the day, so I find myself chugging more at night.

On her skin-care routine

I like to keep it super simple with my skin—I feel like less is more. I always wash my face. Even if I’m not wearing makeup, I have to wash my face! I am also a huge advocate of niacinamide, so that’s what I use.

On her wellness secrets

I am very into wellness and have gotten much more into it over the last year—it’s something that I will now carry with me into everyday life. I’m very into crystals. I have, like, a million of them all over my bedroom, and I “charge” them out in the moonlight, especially during a full moon. I’m a weirdo like that. I’m also very into breathing. I do 4-7-8 breathing [breathe in for four counts, hold for seven, and then breathe out for eight], which I think is incredible, and really calms me down. And then guided meditations. I think anything that works for you is incredible. I’m someone who likes to try everything.

On Marc Jacobs’s Daisy fragrance

I love it so much! I’ve been working with [the brand] so long, and I feel like we’ve created this wonderful family. I don’t know if this is a thing that a lot of people do, but I like to spray the fragrance onto a mirror first and that way I can use my finger to control where it goes and how much I want to apply. I place it in different areas [depending on my mood]. What I like about the new Daisy Eau So Intense is that it stays put all day. You don’t need a lot.

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On what makes her happy

Time with my family and friends definitely makes me the happiest. Also, I grew up in nature and outside at the beach, and my family and I always watched the sunset. Golden hour is a time that really reminds me of my family.

On switching up her hair

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It’s funny because it’s only been in the last six months that I decided to mess with my hair so much. Finally, we’re back to—sort of—normal. My favorite was pink, because [going pink] was a pipe dream that I always had. I knew as a brunette I could never have pink hair without bleaching it. [So when I did bleach it] that was my excuse to have pink hair for a little bit. I definitely appreciate my natural hair color and texture a lot more than I did before.

On her favorite hair product

I’m a big believer in a good conditioner, especially because I damaged my hair so much from bleaching it. I use this shea butter conditioner that is so good and was recommended to me by a hairstylist. I always trust their opinion more than anyone else’s, because they’re the ones that deal with my hair. It’s really helped with the damage [from bleach].

On Pilates

My favorite newfound exercise is Pilates, which I was never a fan of because I’d never really done it [until lockdown]. Now I’m like a die-hard Pilates fan, and do it three or more times a week. I’m very into working out anyway, but that is a new workout I found that I really like. It burns and you’re sore. It’s funny because people don’t think it’s hard, and then you’ll bring someone to a class, and they’re like, “Oh.”

On what’s in her beach bag

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Sunscreen. I learned the hard way that that’s very important. And a book—or 5 or 10 if you’re me! I’m reading one called Little Birds right now; it’s really good. It features short erotic stories that are really out-there and odd but very interesting.

This story originally appeared on British Vogue.

Originally Appeared on Glamour