Victoria’s Secret Angel Josephine Skriver knows how to have fun with her beauty routine. Exhibit A: she has a collection of sheet masks inspired by cute animals. As a jet-setting model and face of Maybelline New York, Skriver’s sensitive skin gets stressed out—so she turns to an exacting routine of cleansers, lotions, and cute animal-inspired masks aimed at tackling whatever issues could arise.
“My skin type is all over the place, some days it’s super sensitive because I’ve been traveling a lot in different makeup and countries, sometimes it dries out, sometimes it’s super oily,” says the supermodel as she unwinds for the night at New York City’s The Surrey Hotel. The more important step in her beauty routine is to make sure she removes all her makeup. “If you come home, you’re tired, you don’t want to do the whole routine, always take your makeup off.”
For Skriver, it’s particularly vital since she prefers to wear waterproof mascara every single day. “I want to be gentle on my lashes, it’s the last thing I want to pull out,” she says as she presses a cotton pad on her eyes.
One of Skriver’s best tips? Treat your face and your neck as one. Any product that she uses on her face she also carries down her neck (because aging doesn’t stop at your jawline, as we all know).
After cleansing and toning, Skriver reaches for the Avène Thermal Spring Water and mists it all over her face. Though she says she originally discovered it in Paris seven years ago, the cult-favorite mist is now available in drugstore stateside. She follows the mist with a vitamin C and E serum, night cream, sheet mask (if she has time), and trusty Maybelline New York Baby Lips lip balm.
But Skriver’s last two nighttime beauty rituals are highly unique. “A fun thing lately I love to do lately is I shave my face,” she says. “I know it’s gonna sound scary, at first I was like—’don’t do it!’ My friend has been doing it for a long time, and she really swears by it. Her skin has cleaned out a lot. I only do this once, max twice a week.” Shaving your face is essentially dermaplaning, an exfoliation technique that can help with skin turnover and clogged pores. Skriver cautions that you should cover your eyebrow with your finger if it’s your first time trying it, and to only use a disposable razor that you can toss out after one use.
Before she hits the pillow, Skriver loves to spritz a little of the Yves Saint Laurent Manifesto perfume in the air and walk through the fragrance cloud. “It’s the first thing I do in the morning and the last thing I do at night,” she notes.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.
Additional reporting by Hanan Haddad