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Supermodel Cindy Crawford is doling out her beauty shortcuts and product must-haves to Into the Gloss, and some are quite handy.
"After decades of working with some amazing makeup artists and hairstylists, I can definitely say with confidence that I've learned a few tricks. Sharing them is the best part," she wrote. (Lucky for us!) And it turns out that the brunette bombshell incorporates hair and skin-saving routines into her everyday workouts.
"I'm a huge fan of double-duty beauty—because good things take time, and none of us have enough of it! I try to include beauty treatments into my workouts. For instance, since I know I'll be washing my hair right after I exercise, I put a pre-wash conditioner in my hair—especially on my ends," she said.
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Another Cindy-approved trick? Sleeping with a hair-sparing loose updo.
"Sadly, my hair isn't as strong as it used to be," she admitted. "Too many years of abuse and color have left it brittle at the ends. If I do take the time to blow out my hair (or, even better, get a blowout), I want it to last more than that day. I found that if I sleep in a loose topknot, when I wake up in the morning, my hair is still smooth and has the added benefit of having some pretty waves as a result."
Cindy also uses neck exercises to keep her décolletage looking as fresh and youthful as possible: "Over 20 years ago, I saw a woman doing exercises for her neck. She explained that if you keep those muscles toned, it helps preserve the line of your jaw. You can do these exercises anywhere, but I usually do them as part of my workout," she shared.
And with skin like that, you better bet there's some serious exfoliation going on. Crawford admits to "brushing" her body to keep her skin baby-smooth, and also adds that there fringe benefits that include stimulating the "lymphatic system, reduc[ing] cellulite, and decongest[ing] your skin."
We imagine that before Cindy shares these secrets with the world, she passes them along to look-alike daughter Kaia Gerber, who recently signed with IMG models and landed a CR Fashion Book editorial.
Judging by Cindy's ageless beauty, Kaia has a long career ahead of her (especially if she follows mom's tips and tricks!).