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She breaks down her simple beauty routine step-by-step.
“I think it’s really important that we learn to be as much as our natural selves as we can be and let our natural beauty shine through,” the supermodel told Vogue.
Elle Macpherson is a true beauty guru known for her gorgeous blonde locks, flawless complexion, and stunning magazine covers. Honestly, the supermodel and actress makes us question the existence of the Fountain of Youth.
In a recent video for Vogue’s “Beauty Secrets” series, Macpherson shared her must-have products and the techniques she uses for her daily skincare routine—which is truly special.
“When I was younger I didn’t even have a skincare routine," Macpherson said in the video. "I would go to work and the makeup artist would prep my skin for me, so I didn’t have to worry. People used to laugh at me and say you need to take more care and I probably should have listened.”
However, Macpherson has since created a skincare routine that she follows consistently, especially since she’s getting closer to her golden sixties. “I can’t believe I’m using anti-aging skincare...but that’s what happens when you nearly turn 60,” said Macpherson.
So if you’ve been skipping out on your skincare routine—there’s no need to fret. Follow Macpherson’s easy-to-do routine for youthful and glowing skin, just like hers.
Lymphatic drainage is a key part of her skincare routine
“For me circulation is key, lymphatic draining is really important...you got to move those toxins out of your body or it will show on your skin,” said Macpherson. To remove the toxins she uses two different methods: A dry body brush or a gua sha body tool (similar to this one).
“I have a steam most nights and while I’m in there my body is sweating so I’ll put oil on and then use this body guy sha the same way as I use the lymphatic drainage brush,” Macpherson explains. She then uses the body gua sha in back and forth motions up her arms and all the way up to her shoulders, giving herself a gentle massage as she goes.
Her favorite facial serum smoothes fines lines and wrinkles
Next, she moves onto her face, using the Dr. Barbara Sturm Super Anti-Aging Serum. She adds a few drops of the serum to her palms and then gently presses them all over her face, including her cheeks, forehead, nose, and under eyes.
The serum is formulated with a cocktail of potent, hydrating and anti-aging ingredients. It’s packed with active antioxidants like skullcap extract, hyaluronic acid, and purslane extract. These ingredients work to nourish the skin, while visibly reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
When applied topically, this humectant (hyaluronic acid) acts like a tiny sponge, holding up to a thousand times its weight in water and pulling it to the skin’s surface to quench and plump, said Joshua Zeichner, M.D., director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City for a previous interview for Prevention.com. “It is commonly used as an ingredient in moisturizers because of its hydration benefits, and can even help plump the skin to improve the appearance of fine lines,” he explains.
Her facial moisturizer also targets mature skin concerns
“I love a rich moisturizer...so I use this one, the Dr. Barbara Sturm Super Anti-Aging Face Cream. Crafted with a unique biomimetic formulation that mimics that skin’s natural barrier and strengthens the outside layer, this advanced face cream works like magic. Its ingredients include a bunch of good-for-you natural essentials like shea butter, vitamin E, glycerine, and olive oil.
Designed specifically for mature skin, it also includes special plankton biopolymers that help to visibly plump and promote firmer skin.
She applies a small amount of foundation to even out her complexion
“Gucci Westman has some wonderful clean products,” said Macpherson. She uses the Westman Atelier Vital Skin Stick Foundation and a small flat makeup brush to apply the product under her eyes, around her nose, and on any other spots that need coverage.
Made with nourishing ingredients like vegetable-derived squalene and berryflux vita, this foundation helps to create a medium to full coverage finish that looks fresh and youthful. The formula also helps to combat redness and soothes the skin.
While Macpherson's routine is quite pricey—it clearly works!—it's not exactly attainable. For those that don't want to completely deplete their bank account, try some of the below anti-aging and nourishing products our experts have sworn by in the past.
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