I'm a Wellness-Obsessed Beauty Editor—Here's My Daily Routine to Stay Centered

First of all, I just want to point out that I always get a little nervous talking about wellness or sharing my personal routine on the internet. Wellness and beauty really go hand in hand (much like beauty and fashion), so it's not surprising I get asked about my favorite supplements, workouts, and rituals just as often as I do my go-to makeup staples or skincare brands. That said, everyone has different needs and circumstances when it comes to their health—both mental and physical.

Diet and exercise culture has gotten so prescriptive, so fearmongering, and so overly saturated with dos and don'ts, and most of the time, these recommendations aren't coming from professionals or certified health experts. I am a beauty and former part-time wellness editor. I am not a health professional! So I want to make it crystal clear that this article isn't intended as a directive, and anything I mention or recommend in this piece is just that—a lighthearted recommendation to be taken with a grain or two of salt (especially where supplements are concerned). I do a lot of research, and if necessary, I consult my doctor before I add new elements to my routine. And I highly recommend you do the same! Age, baseline health, underlying conditions, medications you might or might not be on—all these things need to be taken into consideration. So that's that on that! Now, let's get into the fun part.


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I've always loved and been super interested in health and wellness. In fact, I spent half of my time at college studying nutrition and public health before doing a complete 180 and switching to English and journalism. I also happened to grow up with two parents who were significantly older than everyone else's parents I knew and who were passionate about taking exceptional care of themselves so they could be around for me as long as possible despite their older age. I grew up on things like organic flaxseed bread and locally made kefir, and I also watched my parents live very active lifestyles—yoga, bench presses, butt-sculpting classes led by Jane Fonda (that was mom), meditation, and everything in between. Naturally, the interest and passion wore off on me, and educating myself and taking care of my body have been things I've always prioritized. 

Obviously, a lot has happened between my childhood and 2020. I've had personal health challenges I've had to overcome, and I, like one in five Americans, deal with mental health issues like depression, anxiety, and eating disorder recovery. These issues have ebbed and flowed over the years—recovery is never linear, but I'd be lying if I said 2020 hasn't been especially jagged. I'm sure many of you can relate. Naturally anxious, I crave, to a certain extent, control and routine, most of which have been thrown out the window this year thanks to a global pandemic. So in order to take care of myself and lean into the new normal, I've had to recalibrate and adjust my approach to taking care of myself accordingly. And quite honestly, I've ultimately been able to find, foster, and cherish a lot of joy and many more silver linings than I ever thought possible. Since people are always asking about my day-to-day and my personal recommendations, I'm sharing my current wellness routine below—the supplements, practices, and products that have had a positive impact on how I feel mentally and physically and which help me feel centered when anything, from the world to work to my personal life, starts to dip a wee bit off-kilter. Keep scrolling! 

The Morning Routine

The Afternoon Routine

The Evening Routine

Beauty Director

Erin has been writing a mix of beauty and wellness content for Who What Wear for over four years. Prior to that, she spent two and half years writing for Byrdie. She now calls Santa Monica home but grew up in Minnetonka, Minnesota, and studied writing, rhetoric, and communication at University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. She studied abroad in Galway, Ireland, and spent a summer in L.A. interning with the Byrdie and Who What Wear family. After graduating from UW, she spent one year in San Francisco, where she worked as a writer for Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen before moving down to L.A. to begin her career as a beauty editor. She considers her day-to-day beauty aesthetic very low-maintenance and relies on staples like clear brow serum (from Kimiko!), Lawless's Lip Plumping Mask in Cherry Vanilla, and an eyelash curler. For special occasions or days when she's taking more meetings or has an event, she'll wear anything and everything from Charlotte Tilbury (the foundations are game-changing), some shimmer on her lids (Stila and Róen do it best), and a few coats of the best mascara-type product on earth, Surratt's Noir Lash Tint.