Elle Macpherson

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Elle Macpherson is getting candid about her beauty regime. 

In a new interview with Redbook, the 51-year-old supermodel reveals her top beauty secrets in addition to sharing how she stays in such phenomenal shape (you certainly don't get a nickname like "The Body" by sitting on the couch all day!). 

"I love being outdoors and doing sports like swimming, biking, and hiking," the mother of three says, adding, "As I've gotten older, I've increased my joy factor. Even if I'm in New York City or London, I'll choose to walk rather than exercise in a gym."

Because of her affinity for being outside, the Sports Illustrated beauty says she's very diligent about sun protection. "I wear broad-spectrum SPF daily. La Roche-Posay makes good sunscreens, and I also like Invisible Zinc, which is a physical sunscreen. And I wear a cowboy hat whenever I'm at the beach." 

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Macpherson is also very conscientious when it comes to taking care of her skin. "I exfoliate my face every day and my body twice a day—I shower in the morning and the evening," she shares. "I use a body brush, which boosts circulation, and I always moisturize afterward. If I'm at the beach, I'll just blend some moisturizer with sand and rub the mix all over my body, then rinse off in the ocean." 

As for her enviable mane? 

"I shampoo and condition every two to three days, and I usually air-dry my hair because I'm not very skilled with a blow-dryer!" she says. "When I go swimming, I'll slather on a hair mask, then put on a swim cap. And in the summer, I often walk around with wet-looking hair that has a treatment in it—I think that keeps it healthy. I also like a good beach spray to create some texture; Unite makes a nice one." 

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Elle Macpherson

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When it comes to her everyday makeup look, Macpherson says she's "not very precise," and simply smudges on a little bit of black liner in addition to lip liner and gloss. 

And while it may be difficult to believe the Australian stunner turned 50 (!) last year, the blond beauty seems to be embracing her age.

"I feel very secure within myself—strong, happy, and motivated. Hopefully I've gained some wisdom over the years," she says. "And I have a sense of humor about my mistakes. I've accepted that I don't always get it right, but it's not the end of the world!" 

In addition to spilling her beauty secrets, Macpherson also shares her must-have products, which include Burberry Fresh Glow Blush in Orange Poppy No. 21, $38; Essie nail polish in After School Boy Blazer, $8.50; Unite Beach Day Texturizing Spray, $29.95; RMS Beauty Un Cover-Up, $36; The Super Elixir, $135 for 10.5 oz and Guerlain Vétiver eau de toilette, $72 for 50 ml, which she's been wearing "for 30 years."

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