Why Models Skip This Essential Skincare Step
Given that catwalkers tend to maintain glowing complexions even throughout the chaos, stress, and makeup abuse of fashion week, we'll gladly take any skincare advice they dole out—even if it defies the norm.
Case in point: Esthetician Ildi Pekar—who works with Lindsey Ellingson, Irina Shayk, and Miranda Kerr, among (many) others—tells Popsugar that she always instructs her model clients to skip face wash in the morning. Using a cleanser day and night can dry out skin, she explains, which often causes sebum production to go into overdrive, causing breakouts.
Instead, Pekar suggests using a toner to gently wipe away any grime or oil buildup. "Most importantly, it will balance your skin's pH so it is not too oily and not dry," she says.
Read more model skin secrets here, and tell us: Do you wash your face morning and night, or opt for just once a day, as Pekar and her model clientele suggest? What's your favorite toner? Sound off below!