To state the ludicrously obvious, Bella Hadid has great skin – and in the spirit of giving this festive season, she decided to let us all in on just what it takes to maintain it. Specifically, she gave a shout out to Manhattan-based aesthetician Madalaina Conti on Instagram Stories on November 29 – crediting the national training manager for Face Gym in the US with transforming her face.
“No ad – just a true shout out to my girl,” Bella wrote – lest you thought this might be a Kendall Jenner for ProActiv situation. “She’s the only one I let touch my face and helps me so fucking much with the pain in my jaw and any skin problems I ever have. Lymph drainage helps the body detox, which then helps with the crazy inflammation/puffiness I get from my Lyme [Disease].”
In lieu of doing traditional product-based facials with her clients, Conti subscribes to facial massage and gua sha – similar methods to Hailey Bieber’s go-to skincare expert The Skin Witch – with the traditional Chinese practice being especially useful for combating so-called Zoom face. Her pro tips: do your gua sha in the morning to “wake up” your complexion, and make sure to massage your neck as well as your face to seriously decrease puffiness.
And while an in-person session with Conti might be off the cards for the foreseeable, you can register for an online “workout” via FaceGym’s website, with a range of targeted sessions available, whether you’re looking to relieve tension and stress or give the appearance of plumper lips. Who knew a personal training session could be so appealing?