Beauty / IN THE BAG

Model and creative Bella Thomas on change and inner beauty

The only constant in life is change, something model Bella Thomas describes as a “beautiful process”. Here, she shares the importance of taking care of yourself and finding inspiration in others.

My morning beauty routine is …
During my work week I always try to wake up with the sun and head to a Pilates class. I have a glass of warm water with lemon and rub an ice cube on my face. I then make a tea and start on my skin. I’m super into the crazy long Korean [beauty] routines, though I don’t always have time to start my day this way. So this is what I’m doing day to day at the moment:

I start with the Vintage Single Extract essence by Amore Pacific, I usually let this sink in for 5 minutes while I use a Rose Quartz roller or Gua Sha. Then I use the Intensive Hydration Serum & Whipped cream by Drunk Elephant and finish with Eye Line elixir by Plant Me Botanics and Mecca’s Superscreen for sun protection.

My night beauty routine is …
Again, I could go on forever. I do a similar routine as my morning, I just substitute a couple of things. At the moment I am using the Chanel Le Lift Smoothing and Firming serum, Weleda Skin food and Egyptian Magic on my lips and areas that need a little love. I usually do some sort of face mask while I wind down, either Lululun sheet masks or the Dermalogica Hydration mask.

My favourite products for body are …
Ayu Body Oil, I cover my body in this every night.

My favourite form of exercise is …
Reformer Pilates and walking.

When my body needs to recover I …
Eat super clean and sleep.

My favourite detox is …
Fasting.

My favourite retox is …
Wine and a bowl of pasta at Peppe’s in Bondi, their bruschetta is insane … I probably retox at least once a week.

When it comes to beauty I always …
Want to be natural. Our bodies change, our faces wrinkle and break out … a beautiful process. I don’t ever want to hide these things behind layer of make-up or crazy diets.

My beauty icon is …
I don’t quite have one beauty icon. I am always inspired by confidence, as it’s something I feel I have lacked in the past. So when I see someone walk by me on the street careless that their hair is going crazy in the wind and their freckles aren’t covered up by layers of make-up, that is beautiful to me.

The best advice on beauty I’ve received is …
Consistency is key.

The best health advice I’ve received is …
Eat your veggies!

The product I can’t live without is…
Lip balm.