We spoke with Stephanie Peterson, a model who’s worked with fashion and beauty brands worldwide. Having 10 years in the industry spent traveling to several different countries, as is the life of a jet-setting model, she’s picked up a beauty tip or two during her time on the road. Take these tips with you for your holiday travels.
Always wear sunscreen!
I learned this tip during my travels throughout Asia. Asian women know that prevention is key when it comes to maintaining youthful and healthy skin. That is why it is important to keep your skin protected from harmful UVA/UVB rays on a daily basis, not just while on the beach. The face, neck, hands, and feet get the most sun exposure, so by applying sunscreen to those areas you will prevent premature aging and issues that you may need to correct later in life such as wrinkles, dark spots, and sagging due to collagen breakdown.
Try local ingredients and beauty products
Particularly when I was younger, I would do what people in the modeling world call a “circuit.” That’s when models circulate from one market to the next while staying on one continent such as Asia or Europe. Wherever I traveled in a “circuit,” I would try to use the local ingredients to create fresh hair and face masks, as well as try out the best selling beauty products that the locals use. There is so much to learn about cultures when you embrace the local ways!
No makeup days
Before I started modeling, I used to wear makeup on a daily basis. I think a part of it was because I was in high school, and makeup was new and exciting to me. However, after I started modeling when I was having rather heavy makeup applied to my skin on a regular basis, I realized that my skin was not getting the chance to breathe. That was when I decided to have no makeup days. Wearing makeup such as foundation and concealer may make you look younger with them on, but in some cases they can actually lead to wrinkles. Without the daily pulling, tugging, and lack of oxygen, my skin has remained looking youthful thanks to my no makeup days.
Apply all face and body creams in an upward motion
This is another tip that I learned during my travels in Asia. While it is impossible to avoid the effects of gravity, it doesn’t hurt to try! Applying all face and body creams in an upward motion helps counteract gravity (applying creams in a downward motion does the opposite). After all, who doesn’t want to keep everything where it belongs? P.S. Do not forget to apply this tip to your neck, as the neck often goes neglected and tends to show the first signs of aging.
Quickly banish dry lips with a clean mascara brush
I learned this tip recently during a modeling job here in New York City. I don’t know about you, but my lips are quite sensitive. Changes such as travel, climate, and dehydration often leave my lips looking and feeling dry. While the best solution would be to regularly use a lip scrub, a quick solution is to apply a thick lip moisturizer such as Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream or Lucas Papaw Ointment and then scrub your lips with a clean mascara brush. After trying this out, I could not believe how smooth my lips became. Afterward, follow up with more lip moisturizer to keep your lips looking kissable.
I hope you have enjoyed reading my top five beauty tips! If you would like to learn more, go ahead and visit The Global Beauty.
Stephanie is currently based in New York City and has a passion for travel, adventure, health, and life. As a Korean/Swedish/English mix, she appreciates all cultures and considers herself to be a global citizen. You can find her on Instagram or learn more by visiting her blog, The Global Beauty.