[By Tammie Wilcox]
The formidable crop of Insta-girls comprising of an elite group of models, reality stars and a large serving of celeb spawns are arguably some of the biggest influences of their generation and more. Even though they’re genetically blessed with Youth by their side, these young ladies are definitely not resting on their laurels when it comes to caring for their complexions. No matter how old or young you are, there are things you can do doing to slow down wrinkles, fine lines and age spots from appearing. To keep your skin glowing and looking as young as how you feel at heart, here’s a round up of some savvy anti-aging habits of these IT girls that are as easy to follow as their IG accounts!
IG: @haileybaldwin 10.7M followers
Eating your way to timeless beauty
Hailey Baldwin, former ballerina, rising supermodel and ridiculously good looking daughter of Stephen Baldwin is followed by millions who live vicariously through her snaps of bikini selfies, birthday shoutouts, fashion backstage, and candid wefies with her equally instagrammable squad.
“I’m not going to lie to anybody. I genuinely do think that skin does have a lot to do with genetics. I was blessed. You should see my mom and grandma—it’s unfair.”Despite recognising the headstart she got in life, Hailey remains grounded and understands the importance of good dietary choices to help prolong the lifespan of her natural beauty. She lives by a very clean diet with limited gluten and sugar, allowing herself the rare indulgence of her favorite Magnum bars once in awhile. “I try to be very strict about eating just for my skin and my body.”Hailey revealed to ELLE magazine.
“Eating lots of fruits and veggies in all the colours of the rainbow is a great dietary choice to adopt as they are loaded with potent antioxidants that help fight free radical damage which can lead to signs of aging,” says Dr. Low Chai Ling, founder & director of SW1 Clinic. Having authored two books, and formulated her clinic’s own range of cosmeceutical skincare products, Dr. Low echoes Hailey’s take on a sensible diet and exercise regimen, along with the right skincare to keep your skin healthy and glowing.
IG: @kaiagerber 2.1M followers
Sunscreen all your life
They were certainly big heels to step into when 16 year old Kaia Gerber decide to pursue a modeling career, for mommy dearest is none other than supermodel Cindy Crawford, one of the original glamazons that ruled the runway and re-wrote fashion history in the late 80s/early 90s. With a wildly successful first season that cemented her status as model-of-the-moment, this latest celeb spawn granted a seat at the Insta-girls’ round table is just at the beginning of her game.
Tapping on not just the genetic pool but also the wealth of experience from her iconic mum, Kaia has collected plenty of beauty truths at an age when most girls couldn’t care less about anti-aging habits. “My mom’s advice was always to take care of your skin but to not overdo it. So I just wash my face and put on sunscreen, which is the biggest thing for me, and that’s it.”Dishes Kaia when interviewed by GLAMOUR magazine. Adequate sun protection to shield off the harmful effects of UV radiation on your skin is the single most cost effective way to fight the signs of aging. Without the protection of sunscreen, just a couple of minutes of daily sun exposure over the years can cause noticeable changes in how skin looks and feels. There will be more wrinkles, fine lines, darkened freckles, age spots, and spider veins. Skin itself can look rough and leathery or loose and slack – all thanks to the sun. Choose a sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher, more so if you’re prone to pigmentation, to ensure adequate protection. Bear in mind that the sun breaks down its effectiveness over time, so don’t forget to reapply after every hour or two if you’re going to be under direct sunlight for an extended period of time.
@kendalljenner 83.9M followers
PS Eye Love U
When you’re part of the Kardashian-Jenner clan and practically grew up in front of the camera, social media whoring is in your blood. With a staggering 83.9 million followers, Kendall’s ranking has never fell out of the top ten IG accounts with the largest fan base for the longest time. Well known in the industry for her superb, #nofilter complexion, one of Kendall’s top beauty mantra to live by is “Never touch your face, never pick your face and wear eye cream”.
Caring for the skin around your eyes is a delicate process as it is thinner and more sensitive compared to the rest of the face. It tends to be the first place to show signs of aging, therefore it’s never too early or too late to start using an eye cream to slow down or reverse the effects of peri-orbital aging. As we age, we also start to lose elasticity in the skin around the eyes. Surrounding muscles begin to relax and the eyelids appear heavy or droopy with a tired looking gaze. If you’re quite ready to go under the knife, the Eye Illuminator Program may be the next best thing for your soulless peepers. Aiming to put the twinkle back in them, this ‘eye-opening’ protocol is designed to optimally tighten and lift saggy skin. Over six gentle sessions of collagen strengthening SmartX laser treatment done at monthly intervals with little to no downtime, one can expect gradual improvement over time, with ‘lifting’ of the heavy eyelids, smoothening of undereye fine lines and softened crow’s feet too.
IG: @karliekloss 6.8M followers
Get serious with spa time
Karlie Kloss is not just your average supermodel. She bakes her own line of vegan cookies for charity, has her own YouTube channel and launched the ‘Kode With Klossy’ scholarship in 2014 to support young women learning code. Honored with a spot on TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People list in 2016, she deservingly #-tagged entrepreneur and philanthropist to her resume. Talking to ELLE magazine about her beauty habits. “I always go to bed with a clean face. At a runway show, or photo shoot, I wear a very thick layer of makeup and it’s really important to me that I remove that and cleanse.”She also encourages indulgence in spa treatments every now and then. “I love a facial. I go to Joanna Vargas. I take enjoyment from having a professional pop a zit. They know what to do, especially when you’ve been so patient and haven’t picked at a zit. I go once a month.”
LED Red light therapy is a well-established form of photobiomodulation treatment that gives an edge over your run-of-the-mill facials. With a wavelength coded to enhance cellular regeneration and skin healing, it is a painless and risk-free way to calm irritations & inflamed zits and rejuvenate sensitive skin without any downtime. Combined with the right skincare regime, getting your skin worked on professionally will totally pay off in the end!