Beauty / IN THE BAG

Fashion works hard but Alexina Graham works harder

Runway model, proud aunt and boxing ring protégée: Alexina Graham is a force to be reckoned with. Here she lets us in on how she looks after her skin, body and flaming red hair in those rare moments of stillness.

My morning beauty routine is …
Shower, and give myself a facial scrub, apply a moisturiser and then brush my teeth and getting dressed.

My night beauty routine is …
Wash my face with a peppermint soap I buy from Whole Foods followed by an oxygen serum, Kiehl’s moisturiser and then a Kiehl’s Avocado Wrinkle Free eye cream. Followed by brushing my teeth and Colgate Whites mouth wash.

My favourite products for body are …
Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint soap, and then I use Victoria Secret Body lotion.

My favourite form of exercise is …
Boxing is my favourite. I have a great professional boxing trainer at a gym in the city and it’s really a full on cardio workout. Feels amazing after.

When my body needs to recover I …
Go for a one hour oil massage, followed by an infrared sauna to relax my body.

My favourite detox is …
I don’t really detox, but I do try to go a few weeks without any alcohol and I do see a change in my body when I do it.

My favourite retox is …
Dairy milk chocolate, vodka soda and pasta

When it comes to beauty I always …
Wear mascara as I have super blonde eye lashes

My beauty icon is …
Sophia Loren: “Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.”

The best advice on beauty I’ve received is …
To keep your skin clear and clean, let it breath when I’m not working.

The best health advice I’ve received is …
My grandma told me to always keep moving and exercise on a regular basis. She is 83 now and she still swims, goes to Pilates and does yoga.

The product I can’t live without is …
Balmain hair serum oil