The Wellness Routine Actress Meghann Fahy Is Using As Of Late
If you haven't seen White Lotus already, you surely know somebody who has. The second installment of the series was an instant obsession for plenty of folks (myself included), much thanks to Meghann Fahy's turn as the multilayered and cynically hilarious Daphne Sullivan.
Of course, this star-making role wasn't her first. You may also know Fahy from her role as Sutton Brady in The Bold Type, but you probably don't know that she's also an ultra-relatable wellness connoisseur who's somehow more hilarious in real life than she is on the screen.
Her most recent undertaking: making allergy care fun and comical—something we all know she does best.
I got the pleasure of sitting down with Fahy to chat about the wellness staples she swears by both on and off the set. Plus, the must-have product that helps her tame allergies and feel sexy in just half an hour.
Tried-and-true: A nasal spray for allergies
"I have to say Astepro. For me, I think the biggest relief is just knowing that I can remove the allergy component of my life so that I can have fun doing everything else.
"I use it in the morning, but I bring it everywhere in my bag. The great thing about it is that it works in 30 minutes and it's different from other allergy medications that take 24 hours. So you really can use it whenever you want."
The surprise hit: A daily mushroom latte
"I have a real aversion to mushrooms—like I don't eat them on anything. But I recently got into Chagaccinos. I scoop the powder into my coffee in the morning. I didn't think I would like it since it's a mushroom-based powder, but it doesn't taste like that at all.
"I can be a little sensitive to caffeine, so sometimes I'll get a little shaky, and I feel like this is a stabilizer for me. I get it from this company called Renude, and it has natural monk fruit sweetener in it."
Chagaccino 30-Sevring Canister
The underrated step: Double-cleansing at night
"I use a makeup melt now before I cleanse. This really changed my skin. My skin just feels so much cleaner before I fall asleep. It's called Clean It Zero, and I use that to get the makeup off, and then I do the rest of my routine after. I've always struggled with acne—which was a bummer—but I feel like this has helped with that."
Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm Original
The pleasure: A splurge-worthy blow dryer
"Well, I did invest in the Dyson Airwrap. It's so expensive, but it's totally worth it because I can give myself a blowout in a way that satisfies me to no end. I cannot hold a brush and a blowdryer—I just don't have the coordination for it. This is just so easy to do with one hand. Obviously, it's an investment, but it's a worthy investment."
The on-set staple: A huge water bottle
"I have a blue Yeti water bottle, and I've had it for like seven years. I had it on The Bold Type, too. Everyone would joke about how it's my child because I just bring it everywhere I go. The color makes me happy, and also drinking a ton of water when I'm on set is really important.
"If I have that in front of me, I'm way more likely to drink from that than if I were to go get a glass of water or something. I read something somewhere that if your body is just 5% dehydrated you can feel symptoms of exhaustion—that's how much your level of hydration affects you. I never forgot that, and I just feel like it's the one thing that I try to really commit to."
Rambler 64 oz Water Bottle
The simple, game-changing set practice: Switching your socks midday.
"One time I had somebody tell me that after lunch you should ask for a fresh pair of socks when you're on set to feel refreshed. It works, and I love it."
Hannah Frye is the Assistant Beauty Editor at mindbodygreen. She has a B.S. in journalism and a minor in women’s, gender, and queer studies from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Hannah has written across lifestyle sections including health, wellness, sustainability, personal development, and more. She previously interned for Almost 30, a top-rated health and wellness podcast. In her current role, Hannah reports on the latest beauty trends, holistic skincare approaches, must-have makeup products, and inclusivity in the beauty industry. She currently lives in New York City.