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By Kaleigh Fasanella
Scrolling through Mairaly Rodriguez’s social feeds, you can’t help but smile. The majority of her content revolves around topics like hair care and makeup, and there’s personality and sunshine in nearly every shot. She is, after all, a professional content creator (on top of also being a model and actress). But anyone with a social media account probably knows that it can also be a lot of work to keep those channels updated — to be connected to the public for what seems like 24/7. With time, though, Rodriguez has learned to carve out time for herself and rely on tried-and-true self-care tactics, which help keep her calm and centered.
Disconnecting from everything and taking that time for myself, which I sometimes neglect, makes me feel whole," she says.
When it comes to finding her chill, Rodriguez is all about unplugging from the world (i.e. logging off social media and putting down her phone) and getting back in tune with herself. "Disconnecting from everything and taking that time for myself, which I sometimes neglect, makes me feel whole," she says. During her solo time, Rodriguez loves listening to music — especially songs her husband introduces her to — and getting outside in nature. "I absolutely love going out for long walks and exploring," she says. "Every time I do this, I feel my energy is recharged, especially after a stressful time, which just comes with the job."
Another way Rodriguez recharges is by taking long, steamy showers with her favorite new product: NIVEA Botanical Blossom Body Wash with Nourishing Serum. The ultra creamy body wash is infused with a unique Nourishing Serum that’s enriched with skin-soothing ingredients like plant-derived oils, essential lipids, and vitamins. They all combine to nourish skin and help prevent dryness. Skin is left feeling baby soft — hence why Rodriguez can’t stop reaching for it every time she showers now.
WHEN I FIRST USED THIS BODY WASH IN THE SHOWER, I WAS BLOWN AWAY BY HOW GOOD IT SMELLED, THE BOTANICAL BLOSSOM SCENT SPECIFICALLY," SHE SAYS. "I WAS ALSO BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN CLIMATES AT THE TIME AND FLYING A LOT, SO MY SKIN WAS REALLY DRY, AND THIS LEFT IT FEELING COMPLETELY NOURISHED."
Using products that genuinely make you feel good is so important to your overall well-being and state of mind," she says. "Even just the smell of this body wash in the shower is uplifting and calming to me all at the same time."
In a time when, let’s face it, it’s easy to forget to unplug, Rodriguez is a great reminder. Clocked a couple extra hours of daily screen time this week? Try scheduling a few Rodriguez-inspired walks outside. Felt a little too connected lately? Think of Rodriguez: Crank up your favorite tunes and take a true me-time shower complete with your favorite products.
Rodriguez hopes that sharing her story will help others who may be struggling to find balance. Once she was able to dedicate time for herself and find ways to relax and unwind, her world flipped, which is why she feels so strongly about the importance of self-care. As for what she hopes her followers take away from it all: "It may sound like the most cliché answer, but [my platform] is all about just embracing and being yourself." She couldn’t have said it any better.