Basically, what I do is schedule most of my important calls in my children’s nap times. Because I had two babies back-to-back, I was working from home the last couple of years anyway. All I’m saying is that there’s never a dull moment.
Obviously, being a mother is my priority. Running a business [Miranda is founder of skincare brand, Kora Organics] and trying to keep the house tidy and cook, it’s definitely a balancing act.
My husband [Snap CEO, Evan Spiegel] has a routine and he still wakes up every day, still, at 5:30 a.m. during the weekdays and 6:30 on the weekends. That time gives me at least an hour before the kids wake up to do a little meditation, a few yoga stretches. I do get my alone time in. I know every morning at 5:30 a.m. I have that good hour. Sometimes it’s an hour and a half because sometimes they sleep until 7:00 a.m. That’s amazing.
My morning skincare ritual routine and my nighttime skincare routine help me fill up my vessel. I’m using Kora’s new turmeric glow moisturiser – it’s a super-nourishing, rich, moisturising cream. My mom is in quarantine with us. I wouldn’t have been able to be as efficient if it wasn’t for her help.
So my mom’s here and my husband’s here and my [three] children are here [at their home near Los Angeles], and we’re all working together to make sure things get done. Evan’s obviously running a company, so he is very, very focused on that. The wonderful thing about his company is it’s connecting people right now in this time when so many people are feeling disconnected. I know for myself, personally, we call my dad and my grandma on Snap, and we put the funny lenses on and my grandma thinks it’s hilarious.
There are so many things I do and I try to think, Well, what’s something somebody can do [to make themselves feel better]? For instance, a really random thing like getting a tennis ball and rolling on the ground to massage your back, because none of us are getting massages right now – unless our partners decide to give one. Having my routines and little rituals make me feel good.
If Your Screen Time Has Increased, You Need to Try These Blue-Light-Protection Products
Every time you FaceTime your friends, watch your favorite shows on Netflix, or turn on your computer to do work, you’re exposed to blue light. Blue light is a visible light wave (yes, it’s actually blue!) and has more energy per photon of light than other colors in the visible spectrum. This is important to know because at high enough doses, blue light is more likely to cause damage when various cells in our body absorb it – and it can also make your eyes feel more irritated or tired than usual.
Because blue light has high energy, it can pass through the cornea and lens of your eyes, reaching the retina and causing diseases such as dry eye, cataract, and macular degeneration, a 2018 study in the International Journal of Ophthalmology explained. Research has also found that skin exposed to light rays emitted from electronic devices – for as short as an hour! – can damage the skin and potentially accelerate aging of the skin. Additionally, blue light stimulates your brain and inhibits melatonin secretion, which can negatively affect the quality of your sleep.
As more things become digital – like your workouts – you’ll be spending more time looking at screens, so you’ve got to make sure you’re protecting your eyes and your skin. We’ve rounded up some of the best products that will help protect you from blue light rays; check them out ahead.