Viola Davis' beauty routine is the perfect form of self-care

Her skin is always on point

Viola Davis joins L’Oréal Paris to celebrate the launch of Age Perfect Cosmetics on March 03, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California.
(Image credit: Rachel Murray/Getty Images for L'Oréal Paris)

This past year had us spending a lot of time indoors, but while we may have been going stir crazy, it also allowed us to take advantage of any extra free time. Viola Davis sure put her time to good use, using the time to focus on her beauty routine.

Instead of filming a movie in Toronto, Viola's plans were quickly halted when the COVID-19 pandemic put film and television production to an unprecedented halt. But like so many of is, spending more time at home gave her a space to reflect and focus on herself.

"This time has been about refocusing on all of the things that are important to me," Viola told Refinery29. "I've had all this time to focus on really taking in my daughter, being present and not being so busy, appreciate life and health, and really using my home for the first time."

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Self-care, especially during these times, is so important, and Viola shared how she used her beauty routine to help her find peace.

"I cleanse in the shower with Revitalift cleanser; I'm big on doing that for 30 seconds straight," she said. "I follow up with the Age Perfect Midnight Serum, which I love - and so does my husband."

The actress is the face of L'Oreal's Age Perfect Midnight Serum, which is a great drugstore option if you're in the market for something affordable to smooth any wrinkles and fine lines.

L'Oreal Paris Renewal Midnight Serum


L'Oreal Paris Renewal Midnight Serum, $43.99

Smooth away fine lines and wrinkles with a budget-friendly serum that uses vitamin E to restore skin and fight the natural aging process.

L'Oreal Paris RevitaLift Radiant Smoothing Cream Cleanser


L'Oreal Paris RevitaLift Radiant Smoothing Cream Cleanser, $7.59

Provide your skin with a gentle exfoliant to lift dead skin and help achieve a naturally radiant look. It even removes makeup!

On top of focusing on her skin, she also began incorporating "spa days" into her routine with Epsom salt baths and has also added meditation and cooking to her daily routine.

"I started using the Calm app, and it drowns a lot of the noise in my head," she continued. "What I'm left with when I open my eyes are my husband, my child, my mom, and my siblings. They become the best affirmation and reminder of what's important."

Rylee Johnston
Rylee Johnston

Rylee is a U.S. news writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life who primarily covers lifestyle, celebrity, and fashion news. At times, she also reports on beauty, royals, entertainment, health, and travel. The latest fashion and beauty trends, along with any quirky travel destinations are her favorite topics to write about. 


Before coming to woman&home and My Imperfect Life, Rylee originally studied journalism at Hofstra University where she explored her interests in world politics and magazine writing. From there, she dabbled in freelance writing covering fashion and beauty e-commerce for outlets such as the TODAY show, American Spa Magazine, First for Women, and Woman’s World.


When she’s not writing articles, you can find her testing out one of the many restaurants New York City has to offer and planning her next travel destination. Her other hobbies also include hiking, ballet, yoga, and reading practically any book TikTok recommends.