Hailey Bieber Gets Real About Tattoos, Clean Beauty, and That Pinky Finger Fiasco
The last time I met Hailey Bieber was the week of her courthouse civil ceremony. Unbeknownst to me, she was all-caps-but-low-key GETTING MARRIED to Justin Bieber, and for the next 16 months I was left wondering if her glowing skin that day was a bizarre biological phenomenon or the result of what experts have long touted as "newlywed bliss." Fast forward to now, and I can confirm: it's not the regular $300 microcurrent facials (although she told POPSUGAR those are "really relaxing"), nor her stage in marriage.
Rather, in talking to the supermodel and BareMinerals clean beauty ambassador last week, I quickly learned that it's more of an all-encompassing approach to self-care — an inside-out metamorphosis, if you will — that drives her . . . which, in turn, manifests in really, really great skin. (And OK sure, her go-to Skinlongevity Vital Power Infusion doesn't hurt.)
"For me, it goes beyond just what you're putting on your face," said Bieber. "It's what you're putting in your body: what kind of foods work for you, what doesn't. Everything that you put on the inside reflects on the outside — I really believe that. It's the all-around lifestyle of trying to be as clean and anti-inflammatory as possible and just taking care of yourself."
Ahead, Bieber is giving new meaning to coming clean — from how she's interacting on social media to the beauty products she uses to her hopes for the future (hint: it involves tattoos and kids).
On Being More Authentic and Open on Social Media
At the start of 2020, Bieber kicked off the new year with a pledge many young celebrities would be too afraid to do: be more open online about real, everyday struggles. The driving force behind that is simple:
"I'm more so trying to open the conversation around insecurities — how can we help young people learn their feelings and learn what they're going through and learn how to navigate that?"
"A big part of it — and something that I'm working on and focusing on — is just the way young people treat each other online," said Bieber. "As if it's not bad enough that kids in school and in life bully each other and are mean to each other, the internet has given young people and even adults more of a platform to be able to hide behind something and to do it even more aggressively. I want to open up the conversation to try to find common ground with people and to say, 'Listen, you may be treating somebody this way because of a certain way you feel inside, and why don't we just talk about it? Why don't we try to find the common ground? You might feel insecure, but guess what? So do I.' I'm more so trying to open the conversation around insecurities — how can we help young people learn their feelings and learn what they're going through and learn how to navigate that?"