Gigi Hadid
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MARCH 22: Gigi Hadid takes her daughter Khai shopping in a stroller in Soho on March 22, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)

As Khai Hadid Malik nears her first birthday, mother Gigi Hadid is reflecting on motherhood thus far. In an interview with Harper’s Bazaarthe model has shared the beauty secrets her mother, Yolanda Hadid, had taught her and what she plans on passing down to her own daughter.

“She had a very simple, natural take on skincare,” Hadid said. “She didn’t overdo it with product, and I feel like I’ve taken that on, where I think less is more. Doing too much for my skin or beauty routine can make it more complicated, and sometimes my skin can’t handle it. I think I’ll teach Khai to keep it simple when it comes to makeup, like my mom taught me.”

As for her own beauty routine since becoming a mother, the 26-year-old says she has simplified how she gets ready in the morning.

“I’ve really simplified my routine to just the necessities of the necessities,” she notes. “Obviously when I’m working, I do more. But when I’m home, I’m on mom duty full-time.”

“I wake up in the morning, wash my face, moisturise, put on deodorant, and love to add a fragrance,” Hadid continues. “But if I don’t have time, I’m not going to wear makeup. My hair is always in a bun so it doesn’t get pulled out. Obviously, I still have moments where I get a little bit dressed up. Or I try to make me-time during the week, which is just a facial or take a really long shower just to relax.”

We know Hadid loves easy and affordable beauty solutions following a photoshoot (shop the products here) and that when she does get dressed up, bold colour is her current go-to.

Earlier this month in another interview for i-D Magazine, Hadid revealed what values she plans to instil in baby Khai which mostly pertain to her heritage.

“We [Zayn and me] think about it and talk about it a lot as partners and it’s something that’s really important to us, but it’s also something that we first experienced ourselves,” Hadid said. “Because both of our parents are their own heritage. We are that first generation of those mixed races, and then that comes with that first generational experience of being like, ‘Oh damn, I’m the bridge!’. That’s not something that my parents experienced or that they can really help me through. It’s something I’ve always thought about my whole life.”