As we all acclimate to the constant shifts and changes in this time of uncertainty, moments of comfort and connection have proved essential for finding balance in the day-to-day. And while it’s important to focus on maintaining connection with others as we all find new ways to engage virtually in community, it’s equally vital to take the time to connect with yourself.
For me, that means reflecting on gratitude every morning, turning off all devices and reading before bed, and pampering myself with a glow-boosting face mask two to three times a week. For you, it might look completely different. You may have a detailed self-care routine already in place, or you might not be sure where to start (and that’s OK!).
To source ideas to inspire your daily self-care practice, we tapped some of the busiest women in the beauty industry to share how they stay grounded, energized, and de-stressed. Read on to discover how these 10 inspiring industry insiders — including models, CEOs, editors, and influencers — relax and recharge at-home.
Founder and CEO of makeup brand Huda BeautyTM and web-series Huda Boss℠
“I love a good bubble bath with no phone in sight — that’s the ultimate relaxation for me. I also like to take moments to just let go. The other morning, I took five minutes to dance around and rap like a fool because it felt so good. It keeps the mood light and my creativity flowing, which is really important for me to do in order to decompress.”
Model and founder of Lily AldridgeTM Parfums
“I recharge when I am with my family — cooking with Caleb or picking flowers with Dixie. Home is my haven. I [also] love Ballet Beautiful® by Mary Hellen Bowers. I’m able to do the classes remotely when I’m home in Nashville, so I can keep my routine consistent.”
Influencer, comedian, and author of Expired N Fabulous
“Self-care is very important. Every weekend, I take the time to do a face mask. I always take the time after a long week to pamper myself and to bring the focus back to me. I have eczema, and I really have to stay on top of my [skincare routine].”
Founder of Peach & Lily®
“We [often] feel anxious or stressed out because of wrongful thinking; overgeneralizing or listening to those voices in our heads that trigger that anxious feeling. When you write on a piece of paper why you’re feeling anxious, you can identify the problem of that way of thinking. Once we write [those feelings] down, we can switch those gears and the anxiety [can] dissipate. It’s really helpful and encouraging; the more you do it, the more your mind will change its mindset.”
Senior Vice President of Client Experiences at Egami Group℠
“[My self-care routine] involves surrounding myself with all the things that bring me joy. It’s taking care of my mind, body, and soul. I’m very intentional in setting priorities to ensure I put myself first. The day starts with meditation, prayer, a cup of strong coffee, and then I head workout. This helps me to maintain the stamina of very long days and also alleviate stress.”
Celebrity makeup artist and founder of Westman AtelierTM
“My parents have always been into Eastern philosophy, so [meditation] is something I grew up doing. My husband and I do TM (Transcendental Meditation) together now. It’s the best way to start the day.”
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