Candice Swanepoel Talks Summer Beauty & Fitness: “Squats Are Key!”

Victoria's Secret Angel opens up about her summer beauty and fitness tricks

By Lindsey Sirera Jun 06, 2014 8:07 PMTags
Candice Swanepoel

When searching for supermodel-worthy fitness and beauty advice, look no further than Candice Swanepoel.

As a gal whose work uniform typically comes in the form of a string bikini, Candice knows all about looking hot—especially in summertime. Recently the Victoria's Secret Angel spilled her highly sought after fitness and beauty tips to Vogue UK.

As for the exercise Candice credits for keeping her scorching body in-shape? "Squats are the key! It's definitely squats!" And when it comes to beauty, the reigning champ of Maxim's Hot 100 list has skincare slotted as first priority. "Sun protection is really important for me," Swanepoel told Vogue UK. "My face really burns and it's not cute! My facialist gives me a really strong sunscreen, and I wear that every day, whether it's sunny or not."

The supermodel shared that she's not afraid to go makeup-free (and with a face like that, why would she be?), but said that she saves the luxury for vacation time. "When I'm on holiday, I try to take a break from make-up," Swanepoel said. "If we have a night out, or go and see a band or something, I'll do some blush and mascara—but I try to keep it really minimal."

And what bikini model beauty cheat-sheet would be complete without beach beauty tips? Not this one. Here's what the South African beauty had to say about taking care of your hair while hitting up the sand: "Because I'm in the ocean all the time, I use a lot of different oils and conditioning creams on my hair. In Brazil it's very normal to take products and your brush to the beach, people dye their hair... so I take all of my conditioning treatments to the beach when I'm there."

We don't think anyone would argue the fact that her beauty secrets are clearly working!