Paulina Porizkova’s Old Skincare Regimen ‘Was a Nightmare’

Paulina Porizkova Skin
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While rising to fame in her 20s, model Paulina Porizkova didn’t think much about caring for her skin. “I was a nightmare,” she tells PEOPLE. “I’m a product whore, so anything you gave me, I experimented with. I drank, I smoked, I’d tumble into bed with a full face of makeup on and go to work and say, ‘Look, I’m already done up.’ Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn’t.”

But her recklessness caught up with her eventually. “When I saw the first signs of aging I was like, ‘Ahh,’” the 46-year-old recalls. “I pulled out every bottle there was. Two hundred bucks? Sure! Three hundred bucks? Sure. Disappointingly, none of them did much.”

Luckily, Porizkova eventually developed a streamlined routine thanks to Avon’s Anew Genics. “I use that and a clarisonic brush, and it really works,” she says of the cream, which she’s a spokeswoman for. “That’s it. It’s made my skin more even and glowy — it makes your skin look like right after you exercise, when you’re all flushed and really pretty.”

In addition to Anew, Porizkova is sure to protect her skin with SPF. “Every day,” she insists, recalling the time she first learned about sunscreen. “I went to a party for Estée Lauder … they had some scientists there, and I said, ‘What’s the good stuff? What’s the stuff I really need to use?’”

Hoping to hear about the latest miracle cream, Porizkova was shocked by the answer. “Both of them looked at me and said, ‘Use SPF,’” she recalls. “And I’ve used it every day since. I feel like a vampire if I go out without it.” Tell us: What products do you use to keep your skin healthy?

–Kate Hogan


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