7 Life Lessons From Gisele Bündchen


Gisele Bündchen is here to help you find peace and incredibly nourished skin—don’t those sorta go hand in hand??—in 2020. The supermodel, activist, and new face of Dior’s skincare line Capture Totale, shared a few life lessons she lives by with ELLE.

Bündchen, who has been radically open about her struggle with anxiety and panic attacks, has found inner peace with the help of meditation, sustainable living, and letting love guide her life.

Dior’s latest campaign for Capture Totale champions Bündchen’s values in a beautiful manifesto and three beauty lesson videos. You can watch below and read on for a few more pieces of advice that will help you seriously live your best life in 2020.

Balance your life

The work starts with you. You are the creator of your reality. No one can make choices for you, you have to decide.

Let love guide you

Love is what guides me in my life. Every time I'm going to do something I always say, Is this spreading love? Does this feel connected to a vibration of love? It’s the guide I live by.

Hug (a lot)

I love hugs. You know, when you really hug someone like your kids, your husband, like when you really hug someone you love, and you can feel their energy. You transfer something to them and them to you.

Stay close to nature

When I visited the Amazon in 2004 I realized what was going on there and I decided I had to do something to protect our rainforests because I wanted to protect what I love. Right now my number one thing is regenerating the planet. It’s what we need to be focusing on.

Spend time doing things you love

Do this exercise and draw a pie or circle and divide the pie up by the percent of time you spend on each part of your life. You can divide it by things like time with your husband, your boyfriend, girlfriend, friends, children, work, personal projects, and caring for your health. It’s a great way to visualize the way you’re allocating your time and if you need to make some slices smaller or bigger.

There is only one unique you

We believe that we have to look a certain way or do a certain thing to be accepted, but that’s not the case and that’s unnecessary stress. We have to be at peace with who we are because we are unique and special. Remember, there is only one you. There are seven and a half billion people on the planet, but there's only one you so honor that. Cherish that. You are special.

Connect to the best you

The first thing I do when I wake up in the morning I meditate because it allows me to center myself. I feel grounded, I feel good. It’s about taking time and space for myself.

Gisele Bündchen's Beauty Manifesto

To learn more about the Dior’s Capture Totale Line of conscious beauty products you can watch the campaign launch here.

This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.

Chloe Hall Chloe Hall oversees all beauty coverage at ELLE.com.

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