Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks' mother told her to stop washing her face with her "dirty little hands".

The 42-year-old American model has revealed her mother, Carolyn London-Johnson, has taught her everything she needed to know about skincare and cleansing,and the star has revealed the most vital beauty lesson she learnt was not to wash her face with her hands because her mother felt it would spread germs.

Speaking about her beauty tips to PEOPLE, she said: "I get it from my momma! I'm not talking about DNA or some sort of youth gene that passed down to me through the ages of my family. I'm talking about habits.

" I can hear my mom's voice now, 'Tyra, you better stop washing your face with just your dirty little hands! Don't you know all you're doing is spreading that dirt all over your face?'

"Why are there machines for dish-cleaning and drive-thru washes for cars, but I still have to cleanse my face without any help. Isn't that just rubbing the dirt around? I need a real clean. A deep clean."

And the former 'America's Next Top Model' judge - who launched her eponymous cosmetics range Tyra Beauty in 2014 - believes she "deserves" to wake up with a flawless complexion.

She said: "I deserve to wake up like this! I want my skin looking brand new -- a smooth canvas for my make-up. A secret I can share with the world. And yeah, I want to glow without spending tons of dough. (I know that rhymes."

Tyra launched Tyra Beauty Skincare on Tuesday (04.10.16), which includes a cleanser, serum, mask and microdermabrasion tool, has admitted she created the skincare range in a bid to do "good stuff" to peoples face in a "fun" way.

She explained: "I'm ready to make your skin regimen fun. I'm ready to make it delightful. And I'm ready to make this stuff do good stuff for your face."

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