Model Alexis Ren Talks Her New Active Line and the Treatment She Swears By for Better Skin
By Julie Ricevuto |
If you’re a fan of Instagram, you probably already have quite a few social media stars flooding your feed. One in particular, though, seems to stick out from the rest, showcasing stunning vacation views, her provocative-meets-adorable look, and an ultra-envious lifestyle on her page. So, who's this Instababe in question? Alexis Ren, of course.
Ren, 20, currently has more than 10 million Instagram fans following her every move via social media—from her days sunbathing on the beach to her nights frolicking around her bedroom in lingerie. Ren's idyllic-looking life appears naturally camera-ready, making fans wonder how she’s able to travel the world, build her career, and maintain both a toned physique and flawless skin at the same time. So, we caught up with the mega-famous model to talk all things beauty and wellness, not to mention her latest endeavor, the launch of her stunning active wear line called Ren Active. Read on!
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behind Ren Active:
“A lot of people were expecting me to create a swim line, but I wanted to do something that could transition into street wear as well. I stay in my workout clothes all day, but I like to feel put together even though I’m in exercise clothing and I hadn't found something like that for me. I wanted to create something for myself that other people can experience too.”
stays fit while traveling:
“I have a rule, I take the stairs everywhere; I’ll even skip the escalators in airports. I try to do things where I’m staying active all the time. I also like to travel with my TRX and do these really intense ab exercises with it. When I’m in the tropics, I use the beach as my gym. So, morning swims or running on the beach are my favorite.”
“I love smoothie bowls. I throw almond milk, the kind of fruit I want, ice, and protein powder into a blender, mix it up, and then add some gluten-free granola. I also make this pancake using oatmeal and egg whites. I first make the oatmeal, then add egg whites, protein powder, some stevia, and cinnamon, and mix it all up into a batter. Then I put it on the pan and it turns into a 200 to 300 calorie pancake that I add berries and agave to.”
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in-office treatment she uses to clear out her pores:
“There’s this machine called the HydraFacial that I’ve been doing a lot lately; it cleans out everything from my skin and from my pores. Usually that’s hard to do without extractions, which I hate, but the HydraFacial just uses water. I’m obsessed with it so I do it once a month.”
product that always keeps her photo-ready:
“The Benefit Cosmetics Benetint ($30) is my life! It goes with me everywhere and I put it on my lips, my cheeks and it always stays on—even at the beach.”
“I take collagen and biotin for my hair. I also take a probiotic every morning and sometimes when I travel, my stomach doesn’t work well with the plane and the foods that are there, so I take a daily digestive enzyme with every meal to make sure I’m feeling good.”
advice she’s learned from makeup artists:
“Do not curl your eyelashes when you already have mascara on! It’ll pull out the lashes."
Interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.