“Embrace who you are and where you come from,” says model Jessica Gomes ahead of the launch of her skincare line for all skin types and races, Equal Beauty. “I’ve come to learn that beauty is less about how others perceive you and more about how you perceive yourself and carry yourself. To me, the most beautiful are those with confidence, strength and a sense of self.”
You advocate a simple beauty routine. What are the crucial steps for you?
Hydration and protection is key. I set out to have clean, hydrated, translucent, supple, glowing skin by making sure I’m always hydrated with good ingredients. Your skin deserves the same as what you would put in your body.
What is your most essential beauty bag item?
My Equal Beauty Super Mist spray. The spray is amazing because you can clean your hands with it, stay hydrated and protect yourself from pollution.
The best beauty trick you’ve picked up from all the editorial shoots you’ve done?
Massage facial rollers. I love using those to sculpt the face before makeup or using my Equal Beauty Super serum. It’s really draws out the fluid and puffiness to look sharp, bright and happy.