The model and actor may share scenes from her everyday life with her more than 22.8 million followers on Instagram, but her approach to self-care is totally personal.
“Sometimes it’s about spending a day pampering myself, getting a facial and my hair done and other times it translates to eating copious amounts of Indian food on my couch,” she says. Staying attuned to her body helps her take an equally intuitive approach to nutrition. “I had a big meal last night, so this morning I did a bit of intermittent fasting and didn’t eat until 2pm,” she says. “But certain mornings I wake up and have to eat right away.”
Ratajkowski admits her fitness routine “has really changed as I’ve gotten older” and now centres on workouts that go easy on her joints. “It’s not about getting my heart rate up, it’s about trying to keep my muscles moving,” she says.
Here some of the practical ways that Emily practices self-care for both mind and body:
Add a Sheen
“I do my own [prep] a lot for [red] carpets and this is a go-to,” she says of this roll-on body highlighter. “I’ll even put it on my shins so the light hits them.”
Charlotte Tilbury Supermodel Body Highlighter, $88; at charlottetilbury.com
Mind your Mane
She’d “given up” on her fine, heat-damaged strands before finding this cleansing combo. “Paired with regular trims, they’ve made my hair so much fuller.”
Kérastase Résistance Bain Extentioniste, $42, and Fondant Extentioniste, $46; at kerastase.com.au
Weekly gym visits include muscle-strengthening workouts. “I use ankle weights and a band to do booty kicks, squats and really basic stretching.” The portable equipment makes it easy to do the same moves on the road.
Bala Bangles in Pink, $99.95; at samsonandcharlie.com.au
SPRI Ultra Toner in Ultra Heavy, approx $35; at amazon.com.au.
Save Your Skin
“I get on a flight and wash my face in the aeroplane bathroom,” says Ratajkowski, who follows up with a hydrating serum. “A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do!”
Sisley Black Rose Precious Face Oil, $270; at sisley.com.au
Ratajkowski’s clothing line, Inamorata, features layering pieces made of ultra-soft stretch fabrics. “It’s focused on feeling comfortable but also cute, which I think is a huge part of self-care.”
Spritz Your Way
“There’s something very laidback, easy and tasty [about the perfume]. It’s sweet, but not too much, and the ylang-ylang is really addictive,” says Ratajkowski of her signature scent.
Paco Rabanne Pure XS For Her EDP, $125; at www.myer.com