Prep for Miami Swim Week With 2023 SI Swimsuit Rookie Ellie Thumann

Shop some of the YouTuber and model’s go-to products below.
Ellie Thumann.

Ellie Thumann.

Ellie Thumann, a 2023 SI Swimsuit rookie, is walking the runway at the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Runway Show at the W South Beach for Miami Swim Week on Friday, and her pre-catwalk prep is in full swing. The YouTube star shared her routine with her fans and with us.

The 21-year-old Arizona native began her day with a sauna session and a “humbling” cold plunge. After washing her face in the shower and applying skincare products on top, Thumann dermaplaned her face to get rid of any peach fuzz and remaining dead skin. She then headed out the door for a day full of errands and stopped for a hearty salad and coffee for lunch. She got a HydraFacial and laser treatment, spray tan, manicure and pedicure.

Thumann pointed out that in addition to beauty treatments, she makes sure she is drinking at least eight bottles of water a day before big events like Miami Swim Week. The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Runway Show will be live-streamed from Miami Swim Week. Click here to watch the full show.

Shop Thumann’s favorite products below.

PanOxyl Acne Foaming Wash, $12.49 (

This 10% benzoyl peroxide antimicrobial acne foaming wash is meant for acne-prone skin and can be used on the face, chest and back.

Erborian Centella Cleansing Gel, $36 (

“This is going to help me remove any fake tan from my face and any excess makeup I have from the Fourth of July weekend,” Thumann explained.

St. Tropez Tan Tonic Glow Drops, $42 (

These subtle and easy-to-use tanning drops are formulated with niacinamide, vitamin E, echinacea and hyaluronic acid.

Laroche Posay Lipikar Daily Repair Moisturizing Lotion, $19.99 (

“If you have dry skin, this is my absolute favorite moisturizer of all time,” Thumann shared.

Ilia Bright Start Retinol Alternative Eye Cream, $46 (

This gentle retinol product features a cooling ceramic tip that helps to reduce the appearance of dark circles, fine lines, puffiness and wrinkles over time.

Dr. Brandt No More Baggage Under Eye Cream, $48 (

This lightweight, gel is meant to tighten and smooth the skin, de-puff under eye bags and brighten dark circles.

GrandeBROW Brow Enhancing Serum, $73 (

“We want the brows to be as full as possible for the show,” she said.

Nudestix Hydra-Peptide Lip Butter, $18 (

“I will probably finish this tube by the time we get to Florida tomorrow because I want these lips to be extremely hydrated,” Thumann said about the plumping product formulated with rich avocado and shea butter.

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Ananya Panchal


Ananya Panchal is a NYC-based Lifestyle & Trending News writer at SI Swimsuit. Before joining the Swim team, the Boston University Alum worked for culture & entertainment beats at Bustle, The San Francisco Chronicle and the TODAY Show. When Ananya is not writing or doom-scrolling on social media, she can be found playing sudoku, rewatching One Tree Hill or trying new restaurants. She's also a coffee and chocolate (separately) enthusiast.