Poet Cleo Wade, Deemed The "Millennial Oprah," Spills Her Beauty Secrets

Curated by Claudia Shannon / Research Scientist / ishonest

On staying present: "Take five minutes for yourself in the morning. A lot of the time we jump into the energy of other people by going straight to our phones. That dictates our energy for the day rather than how we are actually feeling. Be in control; be the boss of your day."

On waking up: "I don’t feel ready to get into the world until I've splashed some water on my face. Then I like to cleanse with Tatcha Camellia Cleansing Oil. If you told the little-girl version of me I would have a skin-care regimen, I'd say, 'Who are you?' But it's where I have been able to find a ritual in my day- to-day."

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On drinking water: "I often say if self-love means I love you, then self-care says prove it. We can practice self-love through self-care, even if that’s just drinking water or going on a walk."

On face-cream gratitude: "I am usually more of an oil person than a moisturizer person. But I've been using Dr. Barbara Sturm Darker Skin Tones Face Cream, and I'm so happy she's making it."

On time-zone skin care: "When I travel, I wear more makeup and visit many different climates. Exfoliating regularly with Goop's Microderm Instant Glow Exfoliator is the only thing that keeps me from breaking out."

On curly-hair secrets: "I drench my hair in Serge Normant's conditioner and let it soak up the nutrients to add bounce back to my curls."

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On her respiratory system: "Remember to breathe. It is one of the most profound ways you can give yourself care in a moment. It's the thing that always allows us to keep going."

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