Paulina Porizkova Just Revealed The Secrets Behind Her No-Makeup Photos

Jennifer Nied
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Photo credit: Paulina Porizkova / Instagram
Photo credit: Paulina Porizkova / Instagram

From Women's Health

  • Paulina Porizkova posted a new makeup-free selfie to Instagram, and she looks all kinds of glowy.

  • The model also shared her diet, fitness routine, and the go-to beauty treatments behind her appearance.

  • The 55-year-old says she doesn't use Botox or fillers.

Paulina Porizkova, who is a self-proclaimed "accidental former supermodel," says her ageless appearance is absolutely no accident.

She is 55, BTW, and just shared another stunning no-makeup photo of herself on Instagram. This time, she didn't leave everyone hanging. She detailed all her healthy habits, as well as some not-so-healthy ones that all contribute to her appearance. Paulina looks all kinds of amazing and glowy. There’s a reason for that: She takes really good care of herself as she explains in her caption.

Paulina gave it to her fans straight: "Ok folks. Once again, unretouched and unfiltered. I am 55, this is good light and a fairly flattering—if plain—photo. I have had Ultherapy 5 times now, and two plasma pen treatments. No Botox, no fillers." (Btw Paulina recently shared a post-treatment photo, and it's truly fascinating.)

Her face isn't completely bare. Paulina previously told Elle that she uses sunscreen every day. “SPF is the secret,” she said. “Long before anybody discovered it, I was using La Roche Posay Anthelios.”

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Ok folks. Once again, unretouched and unfiltered. I am 55, this is good light and a fairly flattering - if plain- photo. I have had Ultherapy 5 times now, and two plasma pen treatments. No Botox, no fillers. I live reasonably clean- don’t much enjoy processed foods, but love a variety and do love my cakes. I drink wine and cocktails. I smoked until I was forty. ( Sorry to say. Of course I quit when pregnant and nursing- but my husband was an unapologetic smoker- and it was easier to do as he did instead of fighting about it). I work out - try for at least three ones a week- sometimes less, sometimes more. I now mostly do Pilates, with some dancing or biking thrown in for cardio. That’s it. Sure, I have wrinkles. ( My iPhone camera graciously omits them in good light). Sure, I have some sagging. ( This is the part I’m not THAT fond of). Any woman today who doesn’t look her age has enjoyed a rarefied existence of not only a great diet and exercise, but also medical benefits. THERE IS ABSOLUTELY nothing wrong with that. We, who can, are so lucky to do. But I do wish we could be more honest and open about it. Because no, I cannot look 39 with just a great diet and exercise. I truly appreciate many elements of maturing; I’m so much smarter, kinder, more patient, funnier, better at communicating, more self aware and overall - a much better person. But really- I am NOT always ok with the way my age reflects in my face and body. I have days of self confidence and a fuck-off-if-you-don’t-like-it attitude, but more often I’m just totally insecure, and do selfies of myself in horrible light and unflattering angles, so I can get used to how I actually do look. And it’s painful. It’s like building calluses on your fingers when you learn to play the guitar. It’s a process. But it’s what happens if you are lucky to be healthy and alive. #nomakeup #nofilter #nobotox #nofiller #nofilter #truthhurts #betweenjloandbettywhite

A post shared by Paulina Porizkova (@paulinaporizkov) on Aug 11, 2020 at 12:09pm PDT

As for eating habits, she follows a balanced but not restrictive diet. "I live reasonably clean- don’t much enjoy processed foods, but love a variety and do love my cakes. I drink wine and cocktails. I smoked until I was forty. ( Sorry to say. Of course I quit when pregnant and nursing- but my husband was an unapologetic smoker- and it was easier to do as he did instead of fighting about it)."

Paulina has also honed a fitness routine that fits her to a T. "I work out—try for at least three ones a week—sometimes less, sometimes more. I now mostly do Pilates, with some dancing or biking thrown in for cardio. That’s it."

She's the first to note the signs of aging popping up. "Sure, I have wrinkles. ( My iPhone camera graciously omits them in good light). Sure, I have some sagging. ( This is the part I’m not THAT fond of). Any woman today who doesn’t look her age has enjoyed a rarefied existence of not only a great diet and exercise, but also medical benefits. THERE IS ABSOLUTELY nothing wrong with that. We, who can, are so lucky to do. But I do wish we could be more honest and open about it. Because no, I cannot look 39 with just a great diet and exercise."

Still, she takes aging and all that comes with it in stride.

Paulina added: "I truly appreciate many elements of maturing; I’m so much smarter, kinder, more patient, funnier, better at communicating, more self aware and overall - a much better person. But really—I am NOT always ok with the way my age reflects in my face and body. I have days of self confidence and a fuck-off-if-you-don’t-like-it attitude, but more often I’m just totally insecure, and do selfies of myself in horrible light and unflattering angles, so I can get used to how I actually do look. And it’s painful. It’s like building calluses on your fingers when you learn to play the guitar. It’s a process. But it’s what happens if you are lucky to be healthy and alive."

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