Melania Trump Passed This Strange Skin Care Tip to Barron (Plus, Her Other Beauty Secrets for Looking Young)

It’s no secret Melania Trump is a stickler for maintaining a youthful appearance. She’s shared insights into her diet and healthy habits — as well as how she keeps her skin looking fresh.

Not only does Melania take specific steps to keep her skin looking young, she’s also doing something pretty unconventional to help her son Barron’s skin look healthy. You’ll never believe what she rubs all over him every day (page 5).

1. Doing this can influence your skin

Melania Trump gardening

A healthy diet can improve your skin. | Win McNamee/Getty Images

What you eat can help you get that healthy glow. While the first lady professes she doesn’t diet, she sticks to healthy eating, according to Express. “It’s not a diet, I just like to eat healthy because I feel better and have more energy,” she told Refinery29 in 2012. Melania often turns to breakfast smoothies and and drinks plenty of water, too.

She also doesn’t deprive herself. “I don’t have a particular snack I always eat,” she told Refinery29. If I would snack, I would snack on maybe fruit or a little bit of chocolate, because I think your body needs that, too.”

Next: She pays close attention to her morning routine.

2. This is the first thing Melania puts on her face every morning

Melania Trump in Italy

Her skincare involves a lot of vitamins. | Giovanni Isolino/AFP/Getty Images

Melania greets the day with a fresh face thanks to this daily routine. She shared her secret with Allure Magazine in 2011. “When I wake up in the morning, I like to refresh myself and put some tonic on — one with vitamin C — and then an oxygen cream with vitamins A, C, and E. That’s very important to me so that my skin will stay moisturized throughout the day.”

Next: She’s also a stickler for this.

3. She says this routine has kept her skin looking young and fresh

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She’s done this routine since she began modeling. | Melania Trump via Facebook

The first lady also has a skincare routine at night. “I never go to sleep before washing my makeup off and I really nurture my skin at night,” she told Allure.

She added that this skincare routine didn’t materialize overnight. “Early in my modeling career, when I was a teenager I really took care of my skin. I didn’t get too much sun exposure and I moisturized,” she said.

Next: She tried to share her skin secrets with the world.

4. Melania almost had a skincare line

Melania Trump Skin

Her skincare line didn’t make it very far. | Melania Trump via Twitter

At one point, Melania was set to launch a skincare line. The line, called Caviar Complexe C6, contained actual caviar, which includes vitamins, protein, and omega 3. All these ingredients are designed to help minimize the signs of aging. However, business dealings turned sour when Melania partnered with holding company, New Sunshine. So the skincare line fell apart.

Next: You won’t believe how she cares for Barron’s skin.

5. She actually uses this on Barron

Melania Trump, wife of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves during the evening session as Barron Trump

She used it on Barron, too. | Jeff Swensen/Getty Images

Even though Melania’s skincare line went belly up, it didn’t stop her from using it on her son, according to Daily News. Not only did Melania slather the cream on Barron’s face, she applied it to the entire child. “I put it on him from head to toe,” she said. “He likes it!” At the time, Barron was only 7 years old, so it shows Melania is teaching Barron to take care of his skin from a young age.

Next: This is whom Melania turned to for her beauty secrets.

6. Melania got her beauty advice from this woman

Viktor and Amalija Knavs, the parents of US First Lady Melania Trump

She says she got her beauty tips from her mother. | Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

When Allure asked whether other models passed down their skincare secrets to her, Melania responded, “No, it was more from my mother. She was always taking care of herself. That was very important and I guess she instilled that in me as well. I didn’t get any advice from other models. There wasn’t time.”

Next: This is the one thing she’ll never do to her skin.

7. She said she’d never do this in 2011

U.S. first lady Melania Trump hosts a roundtable discussion on cyber safety and technology

She flatly denies ever having Botox treatments. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

While Melania strives to stay ahead of aging skin, she insisted there’s one thing she’d never do. “No. I don’t get any Botox — even though it’s been reported elsewhere that I’ve had Botox done,” she told Allure. “I’d never do anything on my face or my body. I think you age naturally — everybody’s aging. What’s the purpose? If you have Botox done and full lips and all that, if it makes you happy, fine. But it’s not for me.”

Next: What does Melania say about getting Botox today?

8. Melania is sticking to her story

Melania told Vanity Fair that she doesn’t believe in plastic surgery. | Vanity Fair Mexico via Twitter

When Vanity Fair asked Melania in 2016 whether she’s had any plastic surgery or Botox, this was her response. “I didn’t make any changes,” she said. “A lot of people say I am using all the procedures for my face. I didn’t do anything. I live a healthy life, I take care of my skin and my body. I’m against Botox, I’m against injections; I think it’s damaging your face, damaging your nerves. It’s all me. I will age gracefully, as my mom does.”

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