Style

Behind The Routine: An Hayward’s Skincare Tips


Every time we see new pictures of An, we think, “Her skin always looks so great. How does she do it?” Curious to find out her secrets, we went straight to the source, An herself. She was generous enough to share her whole routine, plus the reasons why she does what she does. We took notes for you.  

First, before I even wash, I use my makeup removerespecially on days when I’m shooting, and wearing more makeup than usual. Getting product off is really important to letting your pores breathe. I have two makeup removers that I have used for many years, and I will never change them. One is Bioderma Sensibio H20. The other one is La Roche-Posay Physiological Micellar Solution.

Washing my face first thing in the morning and last thing before I go to bed is the most important way I keep my skin looking nice. I learned that 24 years ago when I had my first facial, and I’ve been doing it ever since. My agent sent me to Bliss Spa. That’s where they taught me how important it was to wash my face morning and night. It’s really key to keeping your face healthy, clean, and fresh.

At night, I can’t wait to wash my face because I feel so good going to bed with clean skin. I put all my night skincare products on, and then get a good night’s rest. (Sleep is really important to having great skin, by the way!)  In the morning, people don’t wash their face because they think, “Oh, I was just asleep.” There is a lot of build-up when you’re sleeping. I wash with lukewarm water, because it doesn’t dry you out like hot water does. When I’m finished, I splash my face really quickly with ice cold water. It wakes you up and gets your circulation going. I switch back and forth between two cleansers: Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Cleansing Foam, for heavy makeup days, and La Roche-Posay Physiological Cleansing Gel. I have a little brush from Sephora that I use too, to exfoliate.

After I wash, I moisturize. Recently, my skin was going through a funkit felt dull and I needed something new. I think that sometimes your skin gets immune to the moisturizers that you use, if you use them for too long. I discovered a line from Tanja Maria, a former model in Los Angeles. My friend Yvonne was using them and her skin looked amazing. I tried her Rejuvenating Cream, eye cream, serum, and mask, and I loved them. I also love Clarins Double Serum, and their eye cream, Super Restorative Total Eye Concentrate. They also have a Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil, which has been their best-seller for years. It’s great when you feel very dry. I use it a lot in the winter or when I travel.

Photo credit: Lucien Sirois

Your neck, décolleté, and hands really need a little TLC, too. You can take care of your face, but if you don’t take care of your neck, it can get dry or wrinkle up.

For blemishes, my secret weapon is Avene’s Cicalfate Restorative Skin Cream. I don’t go anywhere without it. You know, breakouts do happen; it doesn’t matter how old you are. I use it before I go to bed every time I have breakout. It’s a thick white cream. It usually clears up my skin by morning.

Last but not least: one of the most important things you can do to keep your skin healthy is to drink a ton of water. I drink at least 2-3 liters of water a day. They always say, “When you’re thirsty, it means you’re already dehydrated.” Water is really the key.

You May Also Like

38 Responses

    1. Cynthia E. Cook

      I look forward to seeing An’s lovely face in every catalog. (And the clothes, of course!) she is elegance personified!

  1. Patricia Mays

    An is the model that sales Chico clothes for me. I have purchased more clothes when she wears them than any other model.

  2. Patricia Mays

    An, I own a Merle Norman Cosmetic studio, I wish you would try our new Anti Aging Complex line, it is fabulous especially our new Dry Oil Serum.

  3. Linda Pepe

    Thank you An, for sharing your personal life with your Chicos followers..you are truly an inspiration to me..

  4. I must thank you for the efforts you have put in writing this
    site. I am hoping to see the same high-grade blog posts
    from you in the future as well. In truth, your creative writing abilities
    has motivated me to get my very own blog now 😉

  5. After looking into a number of the blog articles on your blog, I really appreciate your way of blogging.

    I book-marked it to my bookmark site list and
    will be checking back soon. Please check out my web site too
    and tell me your opinion.

  6. Hi, I do think this is an excellent web site.
    I stumbledupon it 😉 I’m going to return yet again since I book-marked it.
    Money and freedom is the greatest way to change, may you be rich and continue to
    guide others.

  7. Thanks , I’ve recently been searching for
    info about this topic for a long time and yours is the greatest I
    have discovered so far. But, what in regards to the bottom
    line? Are you certain about the supply?

  8. Fantastic beat ! I wish to apprentice while you amend your
    website, how can i subscribe for a blog site?

    The account aided me a acceptable deal. I had been a little bit acquainted of this your broadcast provided bright clear idea

  9. I’m impressed, I must say. Seldom do I encounter a blog that’s
    both equally educative and entertaining, and let me tell you,
    you have hit the nail on the head. The issue is something which not enough
    people are speaking intelligently about. Now i’m very happy
    that I came across this during my hunt for
    something relating to this.

  10. Levitra Cuanto Tomar Pramipexole I Ts Viagra Levitra And Cialis [url=http://cidovir.com]cialis without prescription[/url] Amoxicillin Clavulanate Potassium Webmd Priligy Verschreibungspflichtig

  11. Wow that was strange. I just wrote an really long comment but after I clicked submit
    my comment didn’t show up. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyway,
    just wanted to say fantastic blog!

  12. I think this is one of the most significant info for me.

    And i am glad reading your article. But wanna remark on few general things, The web site style is ideal, the articles is really
    great : D. Good job, cheers

  13. Hey there just wanted to give you a brief heads up and let you know a few of the pictures aren’t loading correctly.
    I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue.
    I’ve tried it in two different browsers and both show the
    same results.

  14. I just like the helpful information you supply to your articles.
    I’ll bookmark your weblog and test once more here frequently.
    I’m quite certain I’ll be told lots of new stuff proper right here!

    Good luck for the next!