Christie Brinkley's skin care secrets

Beauty Cred on 20 Jun 2006 at 12:00am

Christie Brinkley covergirlWhen you think “old-ish but still hot,” former surfer girl-turned-uptown girl -turned-52 year-old soccer mom, Christie Brinkley, immediately comes to mind. And, rightfully so, she still looks amazing enough to make Chevy Chase not notice he’s eating a sandwich his dog peed on.

CoverGirl agrees. Thirty (!) years after Christie’s first go-round as an easy, breezy, beautiful spokes model, she was recently chosen by the makeup giant to be the face of its new Advanced Radiance line that’s geared to women over 35.

How does she pull it off ? Christie attributes her well-maintained face and bod to:

a) WEARING AT LEAST A 20 SPF SUN BLOCK YEAR ROUND. Ok, it’s obvious and we’ve heard it ad nauseum but…it works. After all when Oprah asked derm-to-the-stars, Patricia Wexler, if there is a miracle cream for skin, the doctor replied: "Yes. Sunscreen." Of course, you have to be sure it blocks both UVA AND UVB rays! In addition to blocking out the rays, Christie told Good Housekeeping that; "After a childhood of surfing and years of modeling on beaches, I occasionally get hydroxy peels at the doctor's office to reverse sun damage.”

b) EXFOLIATING HER SKIN AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE…often using a super-rough loofah AND mega exfoliating scrub in tandem. Her rationale The fact that men’s faces seem to age more slowly – she thinks it’s because they shave and have a “constant turnover of skin” and tries to imitate the effect by scrubbing her face. "A good exfoliant scrub is the first step for good skin. Then moisturize and apply a makeup base. If your moisturizer makes you break out, you're wearing the wrong one. Shop for one with a sun block and no mineral oil.”

c) KEEPING ACTIVE – she plays tennis and skis and ice skates and plays softball – usually with her two young kids whom she has credited with giving her the impetus to stay fit; “After [my daughter] Sailor was born 7 years ago, I wanted to get back in shape – not so much to look good, but to feel good. I wanted to be able to keep up with them, to get down and play with them.”

d) YEARS OF BEING AROUND MAKE-UP ARTISTS AND KNOWING WHAT WORKS FOR HER…

1. KEEP SKIN LOOKING SMOOTH: “I look for makeup with anti-aging benefits” natch, she likes and wears CoverGirl make-up and swears by the Advanced Radiance foundation. “It gives good coverage and softens fine lines." She uses it primarily around her eyes and in the shadows between her nose and mouth; “It has a built in exfoliant that helps fade uneven pigments.”

2. TWEEZE YOUR EYEBROWS. "Brush hairs downward with a small eyebrow brush, fill in the gaps with an eyebrow pencil that's lighter than your eyebrows, then brush the hairs up, to create a seamless brow line."

3. USE A G00D UNDER EYE CONCEALER. "This will do wonders, but use it after you've put on your eye makeup, so it can cover everything."

4. GET A GOOD, FLUFFY BLUSH BRUSH. "And, for a simple look, dip the brush into the blush and bring it from the nose out under the cheekbones to give the face shape."

The other thing that may be keeping a spring in her 52 year-old step and a sparkle in her baby blues is her marriage to successful architect, Peter Cook, who is 5 years her junior. You go (cover) girl!***

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Um, maybe not. On July 12th, weeks after this blog posted, Christie's publicist, Elliot Mintz, announced that she and Peter had separated and will soon file for divorce. Her 4th.]

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JEALOUS! Lol.. What INSECURE remarks. When you go out and make something of yourself, successful, attractive people won't bother you.

Anyone who knows Christie, knows she's gorgeous inside and out. She makes an effort to retain her health more than most people, and her extensive philanthropy work is without fanfare. She wasn't given anything -- she worked for it. She also supported 2 of her ex-husbands and is friends with the other 2. If people didn't cheat, lie and misrepresent, marriages would sustain -- that's not the fault of the victim. More jealous nonsense.

My friends and I have been using her skincare system for nearly a year now (they've increased customer service care due to her company's successful growth) and it's made a significant difference in our complexion. There wasn't a doubt that it wouldn't. Christie's experience and integrity have proven accountable for decades.
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I ordered a sample of Christie's product for $1.99. I received the samples inside the box with full size products. Used the samples and was not satisfied. I did not know what to do with the product because their was no invoice in the box, or no contact numbers in or outside the box. Just received another box in the mail. I reviewed my credit card bill last night and realized they charged my credit card $79.95 plus $7.95 S&H. I had to go on line and find a phone number for the customer service office. I spoke with George #3712 who said they never send out samples and I should have read the fine print. Fourteen days to return the product. I only received 50% of my money back and he told me I was lucky to get that. They would not even take the unopened product back and refund my money. Google Christie Brinkley and you will see where you get prelaunch samples free. I can not believe this company is so hard up they can not refund my money and take this crap back.
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You're right.
They're hot to get your order, (by the way read the fine print carefully, or you'll be totally in debt before you know it. This whole website is phoney. There is no HOME ETC., ETC., ETC., each one is the same screen. Anyone who takes really good care of their skin will have good skin. Keep it clean, don't go to bed with make-up on and drink lots of water. Don't eat fried foods or eat too much chocholate. Believe me M.s Brinkley is cleaning up with more $$$$'s in her coffers from you suckers who buy her crap.
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I'm totally ashamed of this website. Christie Brinkley has had so much plastic surgery that she can barely move her lips. To say that her skin is good because of the care she has taken is totally false, and everything about her skin care quality attributed to her is fraudulent. These women are SUCKERS to believe this crap.
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I just wasted over ten minutes on hold to cancel her stuff,and was then was told to call back the next day.Why cant we just cancel online,the same way we signed up?That was a waste of my minutes.
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there is a modelnamedJuliana Reynolds who is on flicker.. She is a clone of Christie Brinkley. I swear. Why havent anyone of these agents snatched her up? Strange and not to smart. Look her up. She is 5ft11 too. It is crazy!!!!!
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Christy is the most Beautiful girl in the world. She is a freak of nature, the gods blessed her with everything and you can tell she is so sweet and good. I hope God brings her the man that she deserves. My daughter looks just like her and she is just a natural beauty. Its a gift!!
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Her beauty secrets in a nutshell: Plastic Surgery at every turn of the way. It's mandatory. If you wonder why you don't look as young as she does and you're the same age, there's your answer.
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of course she's had surgery. anyone know who she goes to? whoever it is they do an amazing job. christie has managed to avoid looking freakish. she obviously has very good taste and her surgery is moderate and conservative.
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How does Christie Brinkley stay young looking? Cosmetic procedures/surgery. Anyone who believes that she manages to look young by genetics alone is an idiot.
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Some people might envy Christie Brinkley because she's born beautiful and got rich by being a supermodel, and I do not know her personally but I admire that she takes good care of herself. At her age she's still very attractive. Chill out!! I'll take her advice on beaty secret, It will not make me super model gorgeous but It'll help me look my best.
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Just a question. I saw Christie Brinkley on Rachel Ray the other day too. Did I correctly hear her say that she uses or promotes the use of cat litter (I assumed she meant clean, dry, cat litter)as an exfoliant or some such other beauty purpose?
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I am in total awe of Christie Brinkley....let's be fair, she is drop dead gorgeous for ANY age! And she is a nice person and comes from a great family. SO she has been married multiple times, that is because she is a trusting soul and expects the same from her men. I admire the hell out of her and think we could ALL learn a lesson or two from her! I, like Christie, believe in taking care of your skin from an early age on...we are the same age. I too exfoliate daily with a rough loofah and heavy duty exfolliant cream and enjoy the results. After you exfolliate almost roughly, add your serums and they can actually penetrate the epidermis and truly do their job.
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I love Christie Brinkley also, just watched her on the Rachel Ray show, can not believe she is 58, oh my god, if I looked half as good at 58 I will be happy. Can you tell me what products you use on your face and all to exfolliate and what kind of serums you use. Thanks a lot...Christy
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Oh please, the woman was a frikin' world famous model making millions and has lived a glamorous life with people kissing her butt everywhere she goes and men falling all over her. Most people have had 1% of what's she been given and accomplished solely b/c she hit the genetic jackpot. Models don't "earn" their looks, they don't have to work hard for them. Boo-hoo! I'm a beautiful millionaire model, pity me! I don't feel the least bit sorry for her.
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Her new skin care line was copied and christie brinkley was inspired by an all natural skin care line called motion medica by fitness botanical skin care co. made in long island her home town. motion medica was a sponsor for the susan elleman's breast cancer foundation for breast cancer that christie is a chairman for. When samples of the line were given to christie and she met the founder at a charity function, about 5 months later she was announceing she was launching her own line in August 2011, with no due credit to the woman who founded motion medica a small company without a big model's name endorsing it. Do I feel sorry for super models who pay no homage when due? NO!
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SPF has been proven not to prevent skin cancer, many companies are being sued. Not to mention when you wear SPF it blocks absorption of Vitamin D your body makes from the sun. Lack of Vitamin D is a precurser to many cancers, including of the breast. Many years ago, clinic used to make tuberculosis patients sunbath in the nude for about 20 minutes a day to help cure their disease. It may help you look younger to some degree, but it will also increase your risk for disease. If you do wear SPF to keep from getting wrinkles let some part of your body take in the sun [unprotected] for about 15 to 20 minutes a day and make sure your omega 3 ration is good. 100's of years ago, skin cancer was UNHEARD of. Why is that? think.
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well obviously the ozone layer of the earth wasn't as damaged as it is nowadays...

it maybe hard to believe, but we seriously screwed it up, consequently leading to more UV exposure...

and, sunscreen DOES prevent cancer. Studies indicating that this is the truth are well designed studies.
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I feel sorry for Christie's kids who are now going through a divorce. This is #4 for her, so I also feel sorry for Christie. She was married to Jean-François Allaux (1973-81), singer Billy Joel (1985-94) and developer Richard Taubman (1994-95). Now after 10 years with Peter Cook is over. Sad.
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