The fact that Gisele Bundchen celebrated her 40th birthday last weekend may seem surprising to some, given her seemingly angeless appearance. Less surprising is that her external beauty is based in the type of wellness practices and pared-down routines synonymous with the supermodel’s mindful approach to life. As an environmental activist, fashion fixture, and mother of two, Gisele seems to have mastered the art of lit-from-within, cultivating a way of being that proves that a commitment to self-care is a forever endeavor.
Here, five beauty tips from the ultimate Brazilian supermodel.
Be Early To Rise
Forget up with the sun – Gisele prefers a bit of quality time with the morning’s dark moments. ‘Life is so fast and there are so many things going at us and we feel like: ‘I have so much to do and I have so little time’, she says. ‘This is why I wake up at 5:30 in the morning, because nobody needs anything for me at 5:30 and I can take care of myself…it’s like charging my batteries’. The model notes that, when she care for herself in the morning, she has more to give throughout the day. The lesson: when done thoughtfully sacrificing a bit of sleep isn’t a sacrifice at all.
Less Is More When It Comes To Makeup
With a honed aesthetic that centers a bronze glow, a touch of shimmer, and barely-there peachy notes, Gisele’s makeup routine is a refreshing counter to today’s more – is – more beauty landscape. ‘I’ve always felt better with less makeup. I just feel more like myself. I was kind of a tomboy when I was a kid – flat shoes, messy hair – I’m just like a nature girl’, she says. ‘With my face, because it’s angular, less is best for me’.
Make Time For Meditation
An important aspect of Gisele’s wellness regime is her longtime meditation practice – one she has been honing since her early 20s. In recent years, the model has taken up Transcendental Meditation, a 20-minute. Even with a schedule like mine, I can find 20 minutes’.
A mane of bombshell blonde has long been one of Gisele’s calling cards. Those looking to emulate the look – and who have been paying attention – will be unsurprised to learn that the secret to the supermodel’s tumbled of waves is achieved through minimal effort. ‘After I apply conditioner, I pass my fingers through my hair and let it dry naturally’, she says. ‘Every once in awhile, I comb my hair in the shower, but I don’t comb or brush after that’. Results may vary, but a celebration of all-natural texture is always beautiful.
Beauty Begins Within
Gisele’s most important assertion – embodied by her meditation practice, her penchant for sustainable products and practices, and her seemingly unending well of vitality – is that beauty is an inside job. ‘You can go and buy all the products you want, but if you are not nourishing your body by eating nutritious food, if you are not exercising and oxygenating your blood and doing things that bring you joy, you are not getting to feel good, and if you don’t feel good you are not going to look good’, she says. ‘Because I have never seen someone who doesn’t feel good looking good, have you?’