Drew Barrymore Shares Her Realistic Self-Care Practices, Doesn't Do the "F--king Bubble Baths"

Drew Barrymore shared her honest thoughts about self-care and why she's not a fan of de-stressing with massages, manicures and bubble baths.

By Alyssa Morin Mar 07, 2023 11:59 PMTags

Drew Barrymore's self-care approach might sound extra-terrestrial, but she just might be on to something.

"Self-care and I are not friends," The Drew Barrymore talk show recently host told InStyle. "My legs aren't shaven. I try to clip my nails down because I don't like dirt under them. I try to work out three times a week with girlfriends, and I usually make it two days a week, which is something...It's just that there's no time."

Rather, for the actress—who shares kids Olive, 10, and Frankie, 8, with ex-husband Will Kopelman—relaxation comes when their stuff is organized.

"This f--king bubble bath approach is so irritating," Drew noted. "That doesn't bring me self-care or joy. Having my kids' stuff in a system, lined up, their shoes and their jackets and their backpacks, that makes me feel like I won the morning."

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While Drew is a fan of candles, calling it a ritualistic practice, she draws the line with other beauty practices.

"When it comes to pampering," she continued, "that's where I think I get a little irritable because I don't have the time for it. Therefore, what am I? A failure because I'm not f--king getting massages and mani-pedis? Well, s--t, then I guess I am."

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And don't even think about asking the 48-year-old to unwind with a massage.

"I never get massages," she explained. "My neck feels like steel. Every time someone touches it, they're like, ‘Oh, are you stressed?' I'm like, ‘What do you think?! We're all stressed! That's the dumbest question I've ever heard! You just stressed me out more!'"

For Drew, it's all about creating a clutter- and chaos-free space. As she put it, "Having less, having systems, making a commitment to live a more peaceful life through less chaos, that's my version of self-care."

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