If there’s one we’re always drooling over, it’s Olivia Culpo. She’s absolutely stunning, her skin is flawless, and her sense of style is so on point – we literally want everything she wears! Even though she’s constantly traveling, waking up for 4 am call times, photo shoots and filming, she still manages to glow her way through life. Which got us thinking, what’s her secret? We had to find out everything: from her ride-or-die products to her three life-changing beauty secrets. Here’s what she told us:
Olivia’s Top 3 Beauty Tips Of All Time:
1. Drink a lot of water
Olivia knows that the secret to gorgeous-looking skin is drinking plenty of water (you should aim for at least 2 liters a day). Without it, your skin can look dull, your fine lines will be more noticeable, and your pores will also appear more dilated. And to top it off, when your body is dehydrated to compensate for the lack of moisture, your body will try to retain any water, so you’re more likely to feel bloated, while your face will be puffy. So, the lesson here is: drink up.
2. Get plenty of sleep
No matter how many miracle creams you use, nothing has the same transformative powers as a good night’s sleep. According to the American Academy, one in three adults don’t get enough sleep. As a consequence of too little sleep, you’ll have dark under eyes, inflammation, and your skin won’t have the time it needs to fully repair. Check out this post to find out more on how to get the most out of your beauty sleep.
3. Always wear sunscreen
We realize that applying sunscreen every day may seem like a bit of a chore – especially on a cloudy day! But actually, 90% of how your skin ages is completely within your control, and it’s directly related to sun exposure. So, applying sunscreen every morning, with SPF 30 and 5-star UVA blockers is essential. Just make sure you apply it before your primer, and twenty minutes before you leave the house, as it takes this long to activate. Read this post for more tips on SPF.
Olivia’s Top 5 Beauty Products:
1. Dr. Barbara Sturm Hyaluronic Serum
Olivia said that this serum is her number one go-to, and we totally understand why. It has a high concertation of hyaluronic molecules, providing long-lasting hydration. The formula is simple, yet effective – it’ll replenish the moisture reservoirs in your skin, leaving it feeling soft and plump. If used regularly it can even help to minimize the appearance of fine lines.
Shop it here, $300.
2. La Mer moisturizing cream
This moisturizer is a celeb staple made from the legendary marine elixir that’s used in all the La Mer products. Its main ingredient is seaweed, so it’s full of antioxidants that’ll protect the skin from damaging external factors as well as strengthen the skin’s epidermis. And yes, it’s insanely expensive, but VERY good!
Shop it here, $325.
3. Vital proteins collagen creamer
We’ve been adding collagen supplements into our regime for a while now and Olivia said she swears by this creamer. She adds a spoon to her morning coffee, as it’s rich in clean collagen proteins and healthy fats. It’ll boost your energy levels while restoring your hair, skin, nails, bones, and joints – it’s a beauty all-rounder! Check out what happened when we trialed collagen for two weeks.
Shop it here, $22
4. SK-II sheet masks
If there’s one K-beauty rule that everyone needs to know, it’s the importance of using a sheet mask regularly, and Olivia feels that. She told us she’s always using the SK-II masks wherever she goes – even on the airplane. These cotton masks are amazing at locking in moisture while providing your skin with essential vitamins, amino acids, and minerals that’ll leave your skin looking radiant AF. We realize they’re kinda pricey, but we promise they’re totally worth it.
Shop it here, $95, for 6 sheet masks.
5. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is basically the Beyoncé of natural beauty ingredients – we’re obsessed. You can put it on any area of the body and it’ll work its magic in one way or another – apply it your lips, body, hair, anywhere! It’s full of fatty acids that will help nourish and restore, plus it’s antibacterial and antifungal, so it’ll soothe and detoxify. We even put a spoon into our bath and it leaves your skin feeling SO soft.
Shop it here, $17.
Let us know if you’ve tried any of these products in the comments below.