Candice Swanepoel says sun protection is her top priority.

The Victoria's Secret model, who topped Maxim magazine's Hot 100 list last month, protects her skin with a high factor sunscreen every day to ensure she stays wrinkle-free.

She told British VOGUE magazine: ''Sun protection is really important for me. My face really burns and it's not cute! My facialist gives me a really strong sunscreen, and I wear that every day, whether it's sunny or not.''

As for her fitness regime, Candice keeps her body bikini-ready by doing a daily series of squats.

The South African beauty added: ''Squats are the key! It's definitely squats!

The 25-year-old star likes to take a break from make-up in the summer and favours a minimal look.

Candice said: ''When I'm on holiday, I try to take a break from make-up. If we have a night out, or go and see a band or something, I'll do some blush and mascara - but I try to keep it really minimal.''

One thing she isn't prepared to forgo, however, is her haircare regime because protecting her long locks is crucial to her modelling career.

She explained: ''Because I'm in the ocean all the time, I use a lot of different oils and conditioning creams on my hair. In Brazil it's very normal to take products and your brush to the beach, people dye their hair... so I take all of my conditioning treatments to the beach when I'm there.''