With a hit TV show that was recently nominated for several Emmy awards, Quinta Brunson is a busy woman. So when she’s not working, she makes time for herself by sticking to a few self-care tips. The Abbott Elementary creator was recently named the new face of OLAY’s Retinol 24 + Peptide Night collection and likes to use some of their products as it keeps her skin looking fresh especially when she isn’t wearing makeup.
“It's going to sound like I'm plugging OLAY here, but it's just the truth. My writers' room is half on Zoom, half in person, and I'm in the writers' room a lot, and I don't like to wear makeup while I'm there,” she toldHarper’s Bazaar. “I wear so much makeup on set and for events that I like to let my skin breathe when it can. OLAY has a brightening line that I use in the morning, which I just think really helps, especially their eye cream.”
“At the end of the day, I look tired—I'm doing a lot, and I get tired—and I have these big, huge eyes, so I get these big, huge bags,” she added. “And that's what I need, products that make me feel like I can be fresh-faced and face whatever's coming in my day.”
Quinta’s hectic schedule may keep her on the go at all times but she makes sure she gets proper rest. The actress, whose career began to take off after she became a meme, is an advocate for taking time for yourself to rest and recharge.
“To rest—I've been thinking a lot about that. I know it's hard because we're in a society that promotes working a lot and working yourself to the bone,” she said. “Hustle culture is still very much alive, but I think people need to schedule time to sleep, rest, and do nothing—which includes not being on their phones and having their brains going a mile a minute.”
“But solace with no distractions, no television, because I think our brains need rest too. And we're so used to our brains being fed at every moment, thanks to social media and so many things to watch on TV. But I think it's good to be able to give yourself a turn-off really. Find out what you find out in the quiet.”
Another self-care tip appeals more to her senses. Like many women, the 32-year-old loves candles and enjoys making her home smell good. “I light candles all the time, I love candles, and I have so many that I guess I don't technically have a favorite,” she admitted.
“But I'm also a little more into diffusers now. Any eucalyptus scent is my go-to to freshen up the house—I just love it. I'll start the day with a eucalyptus oil in my dressing room, in my office, at home—it just feels like a wake-up smell. Oh, that's a weird shower thing I do: hanging eucalyptus in the shower. I just love the scent around me.”
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