Aly Raisman’s beauty philosophy is simple: less is more, and self-care is the top priority. She’s been a firm believer in those two things since before competing as a gymnast in the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, but they’ve become especially true since she officially retired two years ago.
For Raisman, her idea of beauty has evolved over the years into an act of self-care. “I would enjoy putting my makeup on before competition because it was therapeutic for me and relaxing,” she tells POPSUGAR. But even still, a majority of the time, she wasn’t wearing any. “I got very comfortable without having makeup on.”
That forever changed her view on beauty and informs her approach to this day: “Over the years, I’ve learned what works and what doesn’t work,” she says. She’s honed in on a self-care routine that helps her unwind, recharge, and, most importantly, prioritize her mental health. Keep reading for more on how Raisman practices self-care with skin care and transforms her nightly routine into a spa treatment.