With the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show scheduled to air on December 2nd, it’s the time of year that women everywhere start wondering: what are their secrets to looking so good on the runway? While we all know that the Victoria’s Secret Angels have personal trainers, health coaches, stylists, and makeup artists helping them look their best at all times, we couldn’t help but wonder what tips and tricks they rely on to wake up looking gorgeous each and every day. Luckily, the Angels have been spilling their secrets to reporters backstage, and we’ve got some good news—they say that keeping your routine basic and simple is actually the key to getting the perfect glow.
What’s the most common beauty and wellness tip amongst this year’s cohort of VS Angels? Drink plenty of water and eat a healthy breakfast! A few of the Angels like to mix it up with some special ingredients: Megan May Williams says that she loves adding lemon and adding collagen to her smoothies after to give her skin a boost, while Nadine Leopold swears by ginger in her smoothies to reduce inflammation and puffiness in the face. Alannah Walton also starts her days with a green smoothie full of kale and spinach—looks like this is more than just an Instagram trend.
Walton and her fellow VS Angel Maia Cotton also have a fitness tip: try boxing! They swear by it and say that it keeps them in perfect shape. It’s a great way to relieve stress and get your blood pumping. And speaking of stress relief, Herieth Paul says that meditation is an important part of her routine.
Paul and iconic VS Angel Candice Swanepoel have a few tips when it comes to skincare: Paul says that making sure to take off all of your makeup before bed is a must, while Swanepoel says that exfoliating is the most important part of her skincare routine. She recommends making a DIY face scrub with coconut oil and brown sugar if you want to keep it simple and budget-friendly.
Do any Victoria’s Secret models have some strange beauty tricks? Kate Upton, who previously appeared in Victoria’s Secret advertising campaigns, says that she uses wheatgrass shots for her eyes to hydrate her eyes and eliminate redness. Maybe you shouldn’t try that one at home.