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Adriana Lima reveals beauty secrets - exercise, healthy eating and rosewater

Published 16/09/2015 | 14:25

Model Adriana Lima attends amfAR's 22nd Cinema Against AIDS Gala, Presented By Bold Films And Harry Winston at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 21, 2015 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
Model Adriana Lima attends amfAR's 22nd Cinema Against AIDS Gala, Presented By Bold Films And Harry Winston at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 21, 2015 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Adriana Lima wishes she'd discovered the key to beauty earlier.

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The Victoria's Secret Angel has a flawless appearance and thinks nothing of having her photo taken in revealing underwear.

Adriana Lima walks the runway at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
Adriana Lima walks the runway at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
Adriana Lima arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala Benefit celebrating the opening of "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" in Upper Manhattan, New York May 5, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 12: Adriana Lima celebrates Victoria's Secret UK at the Victoria's Secret New Bond Street store on December 12, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
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But while she's mastered the art of looking good now, there are a few tips she wishes she could have given her 18-year-old self.

"I wish I'd know that exercise combined with healthy eating are the most important things when it comes to your looks and a radiant complexion," she told the German edition of Cosmopolitan. "Oh, and that rosewater helps make-up last longer!"

Brazilian model Adriana Lima arrives for the screening screening of the film 'The Homesman' at the 67th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France.
Brazilian model Adriana Lima arrives for the screening screening of the film 'The Homesman' at the 67th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France.

Adriana now makes working out part of her routine and tries to box every day. Even when she's travelling for work, she'll squeeze in a ten-minute session in her hotel room.

"It's great cardio training," she enthused.

Adriana shows off her love for boxing in a fashion editorial
Adriana shows off her love for boxing in a fashion editorial
Brazilian model Adriana Lima arrives to the Chopard 'Backstage party' on the sidelines of the 67th Cannes film festival at the Cannes-Mandelieu aerodrome on May 19, 2014 in Cannes, southeastern France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN CHRISTOPHE MAGNENET (Photo credit should read JEAN CHRISTOPHE MAGNENET/AFP/Getty Images)

Of course she also counts on the best products to keep her looking so flawless.

"I love face oils, Rodin is my favourite brand," she smiled. "If I'm feeling tired, facemasks I keep in my fridge help. I pamper my dry hair with intensive masques. But I get the best glow after my morning workout."

Adriana Lima
Adriana Lima

"Brazilian women are taught to take care of themselves. They start their beauty routine at a young age, which is the key to aging beautifully," she also told Harper's Bazaar.

"I drink at least one coconut water a day—it gives you that healthy, glowing skin. Juices with native fruits like acai and acerola are also amazing."

Model Adriana Lima at the 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.
Model Adriana Lima at the 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

The model concluded, "If you're comfortable in your own skin, you will feel beautiful—and look beautiful to others, too."

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