Beverly Johnson is keeping it real on how she stays fine like wine.
In an interview with The Sun –the first Black supermodel to appear on the cover of Vogue in 1974– opened up on how she maintains her inner and outward beauty. For the icon, she prefers a combination of all-natural ingredients and luxury skincare products.
If you thought she's been nipped and tucked, think again.
According to her, "Being Black is wonderful because we have a head start with the way we look," she explained. "Black don't crack, but other people don't scar like we do.
She continued, "Until they figure out how to eliminate scarring — and I'm talking plastic surgery and anything else — no knife is coming near me."
Instead, she welcomes water in its purest form. The star prefers alkaline water by Hallstein.
To keep her body in tip-top condition, she relies on Pilates. "If it wasn't for Pilates, I wouldn't have been able to walk the runway. People think you just walk but you try it," she told the publication. "It's like performing a dance, you can't just be a ballerina or a dancer, it takes real training and skill."
She continued, "There are certain muscles that have to be engaged constantly. You're not able to move like you were once you get to a certain age, but Pilates will get you back to where you used to be."
She also credits Miss J. Alexander of "America's Next Top Model" for her posture.
"I got Miss J to coach me and work on my strength so that I could wear seven-inch heels," she said. "It's hard to walk that runway so it was definitely a process. We went to work on my feet for the catwalk. It's all that flexibility in the feet and the big toe that help with your core and posture."
Additionally, she also swears by Retrouve skincare to care for her face and famous frame. "It is pricey but it really does more than what it says and is better than most," she noted. From the brand, she adores the company's Baume Body Oil. "I lather it all on. The new balancing face oil is amazing also, it doesn't block your pores and you can use it under your makeup," she explained.
She is also a fan of the brand's $75 intensive replenishing facial moisturizer, the $215 revitalizing eye concentrate skin hydrator, the $75 luminous cleansing elixir, and the $170 nutrient face serum.
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