Celebrities are different from us in many ways and have many more opportunities than the average joe. Although they may be different, everyone shares the same need for self-care. Especially during the current times, when the world has slowed, many people have increased their self-care practices and many celebrities have shared their own on social media. Some stars do unwind with the same warm bubble bath as many of us, while others show off their privilege in their more elevated self-care routines.
Emily Ratajkowski, model and actress from San Diego, promoted her favorite skincare regimen on her Instagram story. A step in her process includes snail mucin. Snail mucin is produced from the secretion of snails and is moisturizing, increases collagen, and is said to have anti aging elements. Natural products are better for your skin and what could be more natural than snail slime?
Self-care starts from the inside out according to Shailene Woodley. Woodley has an environmentalist mindset and advocates for natural products and practices. Not only does she only drink water from natural springs, but she also ingests clay. Where did she hear about the healing power of clay? From a taxi driver… yes. In an interview with “Into the Gloss,” Woodley explained how she eats clay because it helps to clear out the metals in the body and bonds to negative isotopes.
English actress Naomie Harris found her simple cure to jet lag. After a long flight, Harris performs a “grounding” ritual to recenter herself. To “ground” Harris takes off her shoes and walks barefoot and sits to connect to the earth.
Victoria Beckham will forever live up to the expectations set by her “Posh Spice” name. With the creation of her own beauty line, it’s no surprise that she has an elaborate self-care regimen. In a recent interview, Beckham explained her morning and night routine and listed seven supplements she takes including “fish oils, magnesium and vitamin C with zinc.” To pamper her skin, she uses an at-home facial steamer and finishes with eye masks that she keeps cool with her mini beauty fridge.
Lizzo showed off her meditation practices during the height of the pandemic and quarantine time as a way to connect with her fans. She posted this guided meditation on her Instagram, complete with many crystals, incense and her soothing flute playing.
To top off the examples of celebrity privilege is Kim Kardashian and the self-care she acted on for her 40th birthday. To treat herself to time with family and friends, Kim traveled with her inner circle to a private island. “I don’t think any of us truly appreciated what a simple luxury it was to be able to travel and be together with family and friends in a safe environment,” Kim explained in a Twitter thread. “We could pretend things were normal just for a brief moment in time.”
A few honorable mentions of other self-care routines include: J Lo.’s placenta facial and Gwyneth Paltrow’s uterus v-steam.
Self-care routines come in many forms and for celebrities, many of them are unorthodox and expensive practices. Although some of the products and practices are easy to mimic others are just plain unattainable (I know I can’t afford to rent a private island). Self-care isn’t always about the luxury factor. After a long day, a $5 Target facemask feels just as good as a $450 placenta facial.