It’s undeniable that Emily Ratajkowski has one of the most sought-after looks in Hollywood, especially when it comes to her flawless skin. In addition to the model’s naturally impeccable bone structure, she—like many of our favorite A-listers including Gigi Hadid—also relies on help from New York–based facialist to the stars, Fabricio Ormonde, to keep her complexion in tip-top shape. This week, Ormonde gave us all the celeb treatment and let us in on his most pertinent skin-care advice, including these top three mistakes to avoid.
“My philosophy is ‘progressive, not aggressive,’” Ormonde explains to Vogue in regards to his overall approach to healthy, glowing skin. “I believe that a consistent, measured approach to skin care delivers better, more sustainable results than overly aggressive treatments, which can frequently cause damage to the epidermis and the skin’s microbiome.” As a result, Ormonde focusses mostly on practices that will ensure long-term success rather than quick fixes, leaning more towards collagen stimulation, radio-frequency technologies and the like instead of more aggressive procedures.
Similarly, Ormonde recommends a more stripped-down skin-care routine instead of a “10+ step regimen”, which not only consists of tried-and-true, minimalistic products, but also on avoiding what he sees as three of the biggest skin-care “don’ts.” Simple but important, Ratajkowski’s facialist urges clients to not pick their face, not over-exfoliate and not to skimp out on sleep in order to harness their most radiant skin.
Ormonde explains further how picking your skin can be tempting, but it’s a temporary solution that can worsen your breakout and even lead to permanent damage like scarring, while over-exfoliating can risk irritating the skin when done more than a few times a week. When it comes to sleep, Ormonde reminds clients that, “they don’t call it ‘beauty sleep’ for nothing,” explaining that if you don’t aim for at least eight hours of sleep per night—the ample amount of hours needed to give your body time to recharge—you “could end up dealing with eye bags, dark circles, breakouts, wrinkles, inflammation, and more.”
As much as we would all love to have regular appointments with the skin-care guru himself, sometimes the true secret to keeping your skin healthy and glowing is as simple as leaving your face alone and getting a good night’s sleep.