The cynic in me used to believe that asking a supermodel for their skincare tips was counter-intuitive because to be a model you must have amazing skin already, right? Well, in a word, no. The truth of it is that models at the top of their game are likely to have a whole team of people dedicated to helping them achieve that glowy complexion of dreams. Nutritionists, dermatologists, facialists, makeup artists… You name it, and they've got the best in the business on speed dial. Yes, with direct access to the very best skincare experts in the world, models are actually the perfect candidates for a chat about all things skin. After all, they're armed with insider tips and tricks to keep their skin looking its absolute best at all times—their job depends on it.
So when a chance came up to chat with supermodel Jasmine Tookes, I jumped at it, mainly because I already follow her on Instagram and am more than a little obsessed with her glowing complexion. Thankfully, Tookes obliged and was more than happy to spill the beans on everything from her current skincare routine to the best industry advice she's ever received. Keep scrolling for more.
Have you always had naturally good skin, or have you dealt with skin issues in the past?
I have always taken very good care of my skin [ever] since I can remember. Since I am African American, I do tend to get hyperpigmentation, which is the one thing I have always had to fight with different creams to prevent an uneven skin tone.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received for achieving glowy skin?
Hydration is key, whether that's drinking water or physically putting something on your skin. You want to make sure that your skin is always hydrated to give a luminous glow from within. Also, stay out of the sun! It can really damage your skin and create uneven skin tone. I use Hourglass's Equilibrium Day Fluid (£101) every day to protect my skin.
Could you break down your current skincare routine with us for morning and night?
I've been using the new Equilibrium Rebalancing Cream Cleanser (£52) from Hourglass Cosmetics. It just launched skincare, and I'm obsessed with the line. The cleanser leaves my skin feeling clean and fresh but still ultrahydrated. I follow that with the Equilibrium Restoring Essence (£64)—both day and night. I see the difference in how it balances my skin and adds radiance without making it feel dry or tight. Lastly, the Equilibrium Intensive Hydrating Eye Balm (£92) is amazing. I use it before bed and love how rich and soothing the formula feels. It leaves the area under my eyes so smooth. About once a week, I also like to use the Georgia Louise Micro Needling Kit (£359). This really helps to penetrate any product I'm using deeper into the skin and helps to smooth any fine lines. I also love the Kora Organics Noni Face Oil (£60) to give my skin an extra boost of hydration.
Have you ever made any skincare mistakes in the past?
I definitely would say when I was younger, I liked to pick at things. But soon after, I noticed my hyperpigmentation to be much worse. Now I try to never touch my face, even if I have the smallest itch.
Let's talk makeup. Are there any products that you swear by for adding radiance to your skin?
Hourglass just came out with an extension of its Ambient Lighting Palette—the Ambient Lighting Palette Volume II (£61). The powders create this beautiful, multidimensional glow. They blend seamlessly with the natural warmth of my skin while still bringing luminosity.
Finally, what is the one thing that we should all start doing right now to get glowy skin?
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! I can't stress that enough. There is no magic pill to glowy skin. It all starts with you being consistent in your skincare/wellness regime.
Keep scrolling to shop Tookes's favourite products for glowing skin:
Dermatologists and Tookes agree—SPF is a must-have for healthy skin.
This radiance-boosting cream cleanser is the first step in Tookes's skincare routine.
A unique formulation that restores and renews the skin's barrier for a healthy, glowing complexion.
Minimise dark circles and puffiness for brighter eyes with this nourishing product.
Boost collagen production and get your skincare products working even harder for you with this micro-needling device.
The brainchild of model Miranda Kerr, Kora Organics creates products designed to help skin glow, including this cult face oil.
A trio of illuminating powders that deliver instant luminosity to skin.
Plus, shop the current beauty favourites that Tookes shared on Instagram:
A gentle polishing face mask that dissolves dead skin cells and stimulates cell renewal for a brighter complexion.
This lightweight face oil from celebrity-favourite brand Augustinus Bader imparts a radiant finish to all skin types.
A blend of hyaluronic acid and marine algae locks in moisture for all-day hydration and a dewy glow.
Forget oranges—cherries are where it's at when it comes to sourcing the potent vitamin C in this skin-brightening serum.
A light-reflecting liquid concealer that covers everything from blemishes to dark circles with a brightening finish.