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5 minutes with model karlina caune


We got the lowdown on the top model’s skincare must-haves and workout recos.

Although only 22, Karlina Caune has ticked a lot of boxes when it comes to her modelling career. It started off with a bang when Caune won Ford’s Supermodel of the Year at the tender age of 16, but that was only the beginning. Since then, she’s appeared in Vogue Paris, W and The Gentlewoman and walked in some of fashion week’s most anticipated shows like Chloé and Jason Wu. With so much under her belt, it’s no wonder Elizabeth Arden recently signed the Latvian beauty as their brand ambassador. We caught up with the down-to-earth stunner to chat about skincare secrets and why sweatpants are part of her off-duty style (yes, really!).

Her skincare MVPs
I always start my day using the Prevage Anti-Aging Serum. It sounds silly for someone my age to begin anti-aging, but it’s mainly about what the product does. It’s a sun protectant and it gives skin all the necessities to prevent the environmental causes of aging. After that I usually use different moisturizers depending on how my skin feels, sometimes I use one and then put another one on top. I’m a big fan of the Flawless Future Moisturizer and the Eye Gel, so I use that and on top of it I use the Prevage Anti-Aging Moisture Lotion SPF 30. I always try to mix it up.

1. Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Aging Serum / 2. Flawless Future Moisture Cream / 3. Flawless Future Eye Gel / 4. Prevage Anti-Aging Moisture Lotion SPF 30

You’re never too young to start wrinkle fighting

It’s more about learning about [aging] and preventing it. That’s how you can make sure your skin is in its best condition when you’re in your 30s, 40s, 50s and above. It’s easier to protect your skin beforehand than after when you try to chase what’s lost.

Variety is the spice of working out
I have a fitness routine, but in the sense that I don’t [always] go for a run to keep in shape. I have so much energy; I’m always out and [ready] for any sort of new activity and new experience. I try to mix it up: one day I would go to an SLT (Strengthen Lengthen Tone) class, the next day would be a yoga class, or I would go to a trainer, or just go out for a run and do a hard-core cardio session. Or I would go to the mountains and spend three days hiking, climbing, rafting or skiing.

Just be you
I think when it comes to beauty and health, especially with traditional Latvian [culture] and also what I was brought up with, [it’s about] embracing natural beauty. Not overdoing it, not trying to become someone you’re not, or trying to copy an actress on a magazine cover. Take care of yourself, make sure you eat well and get lots of exercise. The same goes for taking care of your nails, hair and skin in the most natural way.

The perks of being a model
This is why I love what I do. Going into a job, I either work with people that I’ve worked with so many times [before] and I have a friendship with them, or I go and meet completely new people, and just getting to know [them] and their story is so exciting. You learn so much from different people.

Sweatpants can be fashionable (sometimes)
I’m a big fan of Acne. You will mainly see me in pants, because it’s just so much easier. You can sit without worrying about having to pull something down; it’s a lot more comfortable. It really depends on my mood. Sometimes I wake up and I really don’t want to get out of sweatpants. I have a friend of mine who created a brand of the most amazing sweatpants and you can actually wear them as a style piece, so I know if I have certain things to do, I will just wear those and a nice top and shoes and it works.

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