Carmen Jordá, a tenacious, brave and competitive woman, passionate about sports and beauty.
1. Formula 1 is a totally masculine world. Why did you decide to begin in this sport?
My father was a pilot and since I was very small it ran in my blood. I am passionate about speed and competitiveness.
2. It is a very demanding sport, you have to be totally fit, especially competing with men. What is your daily routine like?
Every day I get up at 8 a.m. because at 9.30 a.m. I begin my training routine at the gymnasium. In the afternoons I normally have another session of Pilates or Yoga.
During pre-season I train 4 hours a day, focusing on resistance, strength and coordination, very important for motor racing.
3. Sweating, practising outdoor sports, racing with the car for hours wearing a helmet and race suit… all of this visibly affects the skin. What is your basic care?
The first thing I do when I get up is to cleanse my face and then apply the eye contour and the serum. Normally, depending on the time of the year, I apply the oil-free hydrating cream (which works best on my skin) and a high solar protection. I love outdoor sports, so I always protect my face against the sun’s rays.
At night, I ALWAYS remove makeup with the cleansing milk. Three times a week, to eliminate dead cells, I exfoliate my face with Exfoliating Scrub… It leaves the skin very clean and silky. The last step before going to sleep is to apply my night hydrator.
As in sports, I am very persevering in everything I do, and most of all in the care of my skin
4. How many hours do you normally sleep in periods of competition?
I try to go to bed as early as possible to sleep the recommended 8 hours, but there is always something that stops me from doing it, such as a phone call or a last-minute email.
5. In your beauty routine before going to sleep, what you like the most is…
The Sleeping-Cure ampoules have become an essential for going to sleep, and even more when I am in non-stop periods: travels, training, events that go on… They make me get up like new!
6. Do you prefer going to bed early and getting up early or do you like to go to bed late and get up late?
On Saturdays and Sundays I take the opportunity to disconnect, so I stay up a bit longer at night, but not much; I prefer to get up early and make the best of the day.
7. Any trick for when you can’t get to sleep?
I have no problem getting to sleep, but if I can’t, a camomile helps me relax a lot.
8. With so much travelling and changing of time zones, hours of training, etc. the skin gets stressed and resents it. How do you manage to keep the rhythm up with healthy and pretty skin?
As in sports, I am very persevering in everything I do, and most of all in the care of my skin. Treating the skin with good products and going to the Aesthetics Centre once a month is essential to maintain my skin youthful and healthy.
9. Which is the best way they have wished you good night?
Wishing me good luck for the race next day 😉
10. Important upcoming event and you don’t sleep at night. Your shock plan for fresh, radiant skin as if you had slept 10 hours?
As I said, I always carry in my suitcase the Germaine de Capuccini Sleeping-Cure ampoules. With them I manage to have radiant, perfect skin recovered from stress… I recommend them to you all!
11. Your plan for a perfect night?
My perfect night is to have supper with my family and close friends. I don’t spend much time at home and I like to enjoy their company whenever I can.