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Supermodel Helena Christensen on skin brushing, the perfect red lipstick and her five-minute morning routine

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About how she woke up in the morning

I have a beautiful puppy who started slowly coming closer to me sometime in the morning. I woke up to her sniffing and licking – it was the first time I opened my eyes. I really want to be disciplined about my morning and night routine, especially when it comes to my skin. I haven’t always been this way, but I’ve learned early on that taking good care of your skin is a very smart thing to do. I wake up with a splash of cold water [on my face], then hot water, and then use the product, which I kind of look forward to. I also massage my skin to wake it up and stimulate blood flow. I do the same thing on my body. I do the whole brushing and scrubbing thing, and then I do some stretching and exercise. That sounds like a lot, but it’s become a very organic thing that doesn’t take more than five minutes.

Cold water swimming

If you are a big cold fighter or swimmer, then you go every day. I would be a big cold water swimmer if I could just jump into the Hudson River where I live close by, but Because I can’t do it every chance I get. I hope that is every day. So many benefits – I haven’t had a cold since I started soaking in cold water, taking supplements, and living a more or less balanced, healthy life. I really believe getting into cold water helps with lymphatic drainage and blood flow, as well as activating the body and brain. Its effect is huge, really huge, I can’t recommend it enough.

About her skincare routine

I’ve always loved oils and serums. Thankfully, my skin is so healthy and firm to handle a lot – a must in this business. When I think about what I’ve been through all these years…I’m so grateful that my skin is still there! It tends to require a lot of moisture – my skin is thirsty, let’s just say – so oils and serums are my favorites.

I’m a bit of a nerd when it comes to product ingredients. I started using Cellular Goods about six months ago and had the opportunity to learn about the product and see the benefits for my skin over a long period of time, which was amazing. CBD and CBG are great ingredients – I’ve done a lot of research on them and they are anti-inflammatory. Good skin and gut health depends entirely on anti-inflammatory ingredients and foods—what we put into our bodies and what we put on our skin.

I’m already addicted to Cellular Goods Serum and Face Oil, plus at night, I also use Cream. On top of that, I hydrate with my skincare in the morning – someone once told me that leaving this step is like not brushing my teeth, so I think about that every time I hydrate.

About getting a new bob

It’s really funny because I’ve been doing it my whole life: make it long Long, cut short, and repeat. My hair is growing fast and I appreciate it, but it’s growing like crazy! I can already feel my hair growing out since I cut it off! So now it’s just a crazy mane. I love long hair, I think it’s so beautiful and feminine – there’s something to it, but it requires a lot of maintenance and work.

About keeping her Glowing skin

I don’t get stuck in my morning and night routine. Throughout the day, if I’m out and about, I carry a small bottle of oil with me and use it on my fingers and face. I also spray a moisturizing spray on my skin. This is what my skin needs throughout the day. I don’t mind shiny, dewy skin – I never use heavy concealer, foundation or powder. I’ve been working on letting the skin breathe.

Tips for Health

Being close to nature makes me deeply grateful, humble, happy and curious. In order for me to feel at my strongest and healthiest both physically and mentally, being close to nature helps. Moving, trekking, climbing, jumping in a frigid river, or breathing in the fresh air, feeling the wind and sunshine – these elements have many health benefits.

Also vitamins and supplements are essential. Sometime every year, I go to check my vitamin levels, which is a great way to see what you might need. There are so many supplements out there, you can literally overwhelm them! It’s confusing, especially on social media.

This is easy, but take a lot of rest. Stay active, drink plenty of water, and try to avoid stress—though who can avoid stress? When it comes to keeping the body strong, it’s very important to me, and the best advice I can give is to keep the muscles strong. Keep recruiting and activating them! Slowly add heavier and heavier weights, constantly stimulating and surprising your body.

on the best beauty tips she’s ever received

I still don’t use a brush on my face for makeup. I only use my fingertips. Also, I use a cream instead of a powder. I believe the first person to make models using this method of application was Stéphane Marais, who wrote many of my favorite stories for Vogue, with Peter Lindbergh. He’ll use his fingers, and everything he puts on your face is dewy and shiny – and alive! It works in a subtle, natural way, capturing light beautifully.

In her favorite sport

I train with a boxing coach. I’ve been boxing for years, but that doesn’t mean I’m every Punch out every time we work – we do it every fourth or fifth time. The rest of the time we do all the other stuff like recruiting small muscle groups, making them stronger, and optimizing areas. Lots of cardio, stretching and hip opening. Together they work to build a stronger body and keep the muscles active.

On red lips

I’m definitely a fan of red lips – I can’t escape! I think it’s beautiful. I love that you can have a completely natural nude face and then have vibrant red lips. There is something so crazy and amazing. This is the easiest thing to apply without applying anything else and makes a huge difference. I love Lisa Eldridge’s velvet ribbons. It has a beautiful velvety feel – when you use it, it looks like fabric, like velvet. The red pigment is so deep and powerful – it’s close to a perfect red.

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65Lisa Eldridge True Velvet Lip Color – Velvet Ribbon

About what she would say to her younger self

I think I did it well, but I would say: “Put your feet firmly on On the floor, keep your head high on your shoulders. Stand up straight, be confident, and go through this journey with self-deprecation and humor.” I think I did, more or less – I must have been in my head Having it, maybe because of my upbringing. From Denmark, [encourages you] to look at all the little things that matter and are beautiful that make you happy. It’s not about the big deal. Always be humble.

On her secret to living a happy life

Being as close to nature as possible is – addicted to what it has to offer everything. That means cooking and eating, finding natural products – it all goes hand in hand. It all started with nature, and – morbidly – it will all end with nature.



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