For our June/July issue's Where the Heart Is portfolio, celebrities and beauty pros share portraits and thoughts while staying at home during the pandemic. Kerr (above) is in Los Angeles with her family.
As told to Brennan Kilbane.
Obviously, being a mother is my priority. Running a business Kerr is founder of skin-care brand [Kora Organics] and trying to keep the house tidy and cook, it's definitely a balancing act.
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.
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 skin-care ritual routine and my nighttime skin-care routine help me fill up my vessel. I'm using Kora's new turmeric glow moisturizer — it's a super-nourishing, rich, moisturizing cream. My mom is in quarantine with us. She took the photo of me. 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.
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