I Love Romanticizing My Self-Care Routine—These Luxe Staples Make It Easy


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When I think of self-care, I'm immediately confronted with images of fluffy bathrobes, vibrantly colored face masks, and towels fashioned into turbans to speed up hair drying time. Having spent most of my childhood as a classical ballet trainee, I've always taken the time to pay attention to the wants and needs of my body to prevent injury and encourage an all-around healthy state of being. That could be anything from taking long Epsom salt soaks to relax my muscles to using nourishing hair masks following the takedown of my heavily hair-sprayed ballet bun.

Today, as a beauty editor, there's nothing I love more than jump-starting my day or winding it down with a multistep self-care routine. While most of my work hours are spent experiencing and reviewing products for the benefit of Who What Wear's readers and beauty lovers, in my free time, I return to a number of trusted products that deliver A+ results every time. But after receiving nonstop questions about my skincare routine and product favorites, I thought it was finally time to share the best findings. You read that right! Below, you'll find a list of 18 products I use in rotation to support a well-rounded, self-care–driven lifestyle.




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Maya Thomas
Assistant Beauty Editor
Maya Thomas is Who What Wear's assistant beauty editor based just outside of Seattle, Washington. Her strong love for all things beauty and fashion stems from a strong childhood interest in the fine arts. During a gap year spent in Paris studying the history of French fashion, she shifted her focus to English literature and journalism as a student at Loyola Marymount University with the goal of one day pursuing a career in fashion. After graduating in May 2021, Maya began freelancing for Parade.com as a contributing commerce writer while also building a following on her lifestyle blog, Itsmayalala.com. When she's not writing, Maya spends her free time catching up on reading, perusing art galleries, and enjoying a night out at the ballet every now and then.