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Candice Swanepoel in Workout Gear Does Downward Dog

She also takes care of her skin.

Candice Swanepoel is a very successful model. She is best known for her time as a Victoria's Secret Angel. She has also modeled for brands like Chanel, Guess, Michael Kors, and Oscar De La Renta. Swanepoel likes to do yoga to stay in shape. She shared a photo on her Instagram story of herself in the downward dog pose. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Candice Swanepoel stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.


She Takes Care Of Her Skin

Swanepoel has amazing skin. She shared her routine in her ELLE interview. "I do a cleanse, tone, serum, moisturise and use an eye cream in the morning. Then I'll exfoliate twice a week. I also use sunscreen every day, whether it's sunny or not. I like a foaming cleanser because I have quite oily skin. I really like to feel like I'm getting all the dirt off. I have one that I get from Wholefoods that's green tea-based, it's super natural."


She Strength Trains

Swanepoel likes to strength train, and explained why in an interview with U Beauty. "My goals when working out are to build on my foundation. I am naturally extremely thin, so I need to add weights to keep my curves, which is how I feel my best and most beautiful. I don't overdo it, as I like to keep a natural feminine figure. Thirty minutes a day, four times a week does the trick for meโ€“if I can be consistent. Which is not always the case. I also work out just for the mental strength. If I am overwhelmed, I feel working out helps me to feel mentally stronger, too."


She Balances Her Portions

Swanepoel makes sure to eat healthy. She tells InStyle that she is very aware of her portion sizes. "It's all about balance for me. One meal in the day will be lighter than others, probably during lunch I will [eat something] heavier so that my body has time to burn it off. Night-time is something lighter, and I will always have a big breakfast."


She Loves Smoothies


Swanepoel loves smoothies for breakfast. She shared one of her favorite recipes with The Cut. "My breakfast varies depending on my mood. I do a nice beauty smoothie. It contains coconut oil, flaxseed oil, banana, protein, some kind of antioxidant fruit like blueberries or strawberries, or some nut butter. I discovered it from doing research; I like to be on beauty blogs. I've always loved nutrition and because I've worked out for so many years, I've figured out what's best for my body and keeping my energy up. It's evolved from that."


She Loves Yoga

Candice Swanepoel/Instagram

As you can see, Swanepoel loves yoga. She talked about this in an interview with ELLE. "Yoga is definitely my go to because I can meditate and get into a calm headspace as well." Harvard Health states that yoga is a great way to exercise. "Yoga is known for its ability to soothe tension and anxiety in the mind and body. But it can also have an impact on a person's exercise capacity. Researchers studied a small group of sedentary individuals who had not practiced yoga before. After eight weeks of practicing yoga at least twice a week for a total of 180 minutes, participants had greater muscle strength and endurance, flexibility, and cardio-respiratory fitness."

Anna Bechtel
Anna Bechtel is a freelance writer currently based in Hamden, CT. Read more
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