Ashley Graham Shares Tanning Hacks and Beauty Secrets in her GLAMOUR Beauty Spy Episode
Model, author, TV personality, body positivity activist and all round glow goddess, Ashley Graham is a role model for doing it on your own terms, and we all have to thank her for her sterling work blazing a trail for inclusivity in the beauty industry. Memorably appearing on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swim, just one of the many redefining beauty standards moments in her career.
The funny, down-to-earth, 33 year old is also mum to Isaac, with partner Justin Ervin, a cinematographer whom she met at church. And in her typical honest, open way, she tells it how it is when it comes motherhood, happily sharing her body transformation and post partum hair loss journey.
It’s fair to say we are big Ashley stans, so we were delighted to chat via Zoom for her episode of Beauty Spy. As usual there’s no holding back as she shares her masterclass to achieve the ultimate glow and how she tans those hard to reach parts, a subject she is passionate about in her role as St Tropez Global Brand Ambassador. Plus she spills on her must-have hair and skincare stash and the wellness and beauty rituals she swears by.
The best beauty hack I’ve ever figured out is to use an eyebrow pencil as a lip liner.
“My favourite is from Revlon, it’s called Brown and it’s so good as a lip liner. You just kind of have to smudge it around a little bit.”
“Prep and a mist is the key to the ultimate glow.”
“First and foremost, make sure you exfoliate in the shower. Don’t use an abrasive soap. Then you’re going to want to moisturise your hands, your feet, your elbows, your knees. Also, the [St Tropez Self Tan] Purity Face Mist is the best way to reach your hands and your back. I never knew how to get to my back until I started spraying the Mist.”
My hair must-have for my postpartum life where all my hairline fell out is …
“The Kerastase [Initialiste Scalp Concentrate] Serum really helped. I’m still on a hair journey because it’s all growing back, but it’s growing back and that’s the most important thing.”
My daily wellness ritual has to be prayer time.
“Everybody has something different – they meditate, they work out, they have quiet time. For me, it’s about prayer. It’s about speaking out loud, and it’s something that I can do for myself every day, even if it’s just five minutes.”
“Affirmation can beat insecurities”.
“We live in a world where we’re being thrown who we should be, what we should be saying to ourselves and how we should be acting. But I think the way to combat that is through true affirmations and knowing what your mantras are – your mantras for the day, for the week and everything. Acknowledging that it’s always changing and evolving around you.”