The Insanely Strict Diet That Hailey Baldwin Swears By

The Insanely Strict Diet That Hailey Baldwin Swears By

by | Aug 27, 2020

Bleary-eyed, I greeted Hailey Baldwin last week: “wearing my gym kit just makes me feel that little bit better after a few drinks.” Her response? “I’ve definitely been there!” Not only is bareMineral’s new clean beauty ambassador a vision of glowy beauty, but she’s unapologetically honest about living a somewhat normal* lifestyle. This is a rarity for a face of a clean beauty brand.

Ed’s note: *nothing is normal when you’re (seemingly) married to Justin Bieber, have 15 million social media followers and eight bodyguards trailing you IRL

We met in a cabin in the Oxfordshire countryside. And after only a few minutes, I realised that while Baldwin cites good ‘skin genetics’ as one of the reasons for her undeniable clear complexion there’s another reason too: she’s been raised with an awareness on inside-out beauty.

Beyond the obvious of avoiding sugar and alcohol she also follows the blood type diet. It’s something that seems a natural progression after growing up eating organic and gluten-free food. “I have a hard time with my stomach digesting foods. If you’ve been a certain way for so long that if you start putting other stuff in your body the reactions can be really intense.”

Day-to-day this means Baldwin’s diet is as wholesome as her skincare. If you were to eat dinner together she’d likely order a plant-based meal, perhaps with some fish, and wash it down with water – she rarely drinks she tells me.

But, as mentioned, when the moment takes her Baldwin does like to live outside of the wellness rulebook. “Over the summer, I was so happy in a bubble of life that I was eating everything and whatever,” she shares. But the desire to feel good is what pulls her back. “It started to make me feel sluggish and I was tired all the time.” For a 21-year-old, Baldwin has an undeniable sense of self and health.

Keep reading for more on Hailey’s approach to balancing body, life with Bieber and her natural beauty routine.

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WH: Have you always had a clean beauty routine?

HB: It’s always been instilled in me. My mom is the same way, my grandma is the same way. I’ve grown up with an appreciation of a natural, clean skin – just minimal.

WH: Did your mom and grandma teach you your beauty routine?

HB: They definitely taught me a lot of stuff. My mom is Brazilian and is very crazy about skin. She would never let me get out of the bath or shower as a kid without lathering my whole body in lotion. Thank God she did because now I have crazy soft body skin. People touch me and are like, ‘oh my gosh you’re so soft.’ It’s strange. 

WH: Do you think your good skin is linked to your diet?

HB: I think being aware of what works for you as everyone’s skin is different, everyone’s bodies are different – genetics play such a big role. I do take good really good care of myself, but my mom and my dad have really nice skin, so I do think genetics played a big part in mine.

WH: You’re very busy – do you have a regular wellness routine?

HB: I like to box. I like Pilates but I don’t love working out. It’s hard and it hurts. But I do walk a lot. I lived in New York for four years so got used to walking everywhere.

WH: Do you ever get up and put your gym kit on to make you work out?

HB: I do – but then it just doesn’t happen!

WH: Do you have food rules?

HB: I try to stick to what I know works for me for example, there’s really good gluten free pasta these days.

WH: And what else works for you? Are you vegetarian?

HB: I do eat meat, but I try to stick to lighter meat like chicken and turkey – I have trouble with my iron levels so I have to eat and couldn’t be veggie. But I do eat by the blood type diet as I think it makes a lot of sense and a difference when you really stick to it.

WH: Do you find having low iron makes you tired?

HB: I’m tired all the time!

WH: Does that mean you sleep a lot?

HB: I do sleep a lot and he [Justin] doesn’t. He’s an Energiser bunny and I do have energy for my age, I’m 21 and can rally, but there’s a legit reason that I’m tired all the time because of my iron.

WH: So, how do you deal with that being so opposite?

HB: I just wake-up! I’d rather be awake and spend time than sleep and there’s always caffeine. Anything is possible with caffeine. 

WH: And, how about beauty. Has your relationship with makeup evolved over the years? How do you feel without makeup on?

HB: I think I’ve been working a lot for the last four, almost five years, and I’ve gotten to see a lot of different ways to use makeup…different styles of makeup, different vibes, different looks, and I think that I’ve picked up a lot of cool tricks over the last few years. I definitely have more of an appreciation for makeup application.

Sometimes I actually feel more confident without makeup. I think that it’s important to be comfortable in your own skin, embrace natural beauty, but then you can also feel very sexy with makeup. I think you can bring out different characters when you’re done up with different hair, different makeup. It’s just fun to be able to play with.

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WH: What about breakouts? How do you deal with them?

HB: I’ll reach for a concealer but to be honest, I don’t get them often. Sometimes I do get milia under the skin that don’t really come to the surface. Alcohol used to make me breakout!

WH: What’s your signature beauty look?

HB: My signature look is pretty simple but I can’t live without a good highlighter so I love BarePro Glow. I really like having something that is going to give you a little flush of colour and a nice, glowy highlight. I also really like the Complexion Rescue because it has a little bit of colour but it’s not too heavy on the skin. I finish with lip balm. Boom.

WH: You mentioned that you don’t really drink anymore?

HB: I went through a phase in life when I was out all the time and drinking a lot but that really wasn’t good for my skin. I’d then get a breakout and dry skin. I thought about my lifestyle and habit choices and said to myself, ‘am I willing to compromise?’.

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This article originally appeared on Women’s Health UK.

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Thankfully, a number of brands are here to cater to your exercise needs with innovative materials, fabrics and sustainable options to see you through a summer of movement. Regardless of your workout preferences or daily activity, we’ve selected the best shorts that will ensure you feel good in your body, shorts that get you excited to embrace the day and attack it with energy, that make you want to get outside and enjoy the outdoors, whether it be walking, running, or socialising in the park. Here are our pick of the best bike shorts below. 


Uptown Biker, $240

What says summer more than a pop of orange and the sleek shape of these Nagnata biker shorts? With its mid-length and horizontal raised rib side detail, these are shorts you can wear both for a workout and out to meet the girls. Made in Australia with a technical knit fabrication, the double-layer jacquard provides gentle sculpting qualities for the body, making it an excellent choice for light to moderate fitness activities like yoga, pilates or barre. 

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Q Speed Fuel Short, $70

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Nike x Naomi Osaka Utility Short, $90

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Align High-Rise Short 6”, $69

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