Here are the Daily Self-Care Habits Melissa Wood-Tepperberg Can’t Do Without

The workout and wellness leader has a handful of practices that she makes sure to prioritize each day.
Melissa Wood-Tepperberg

Melissa Wood-Tepperberg.

As a workout and wellness leader, Melissa Wood-Tepperberg has cultivated several daily wellness practices that she simply can’t do without. Her habits aren’t simply centered around movement. She promotes a more holistic picture of self-care, revolving around the following practices.

1. Strengthen the mind (or, simply, meditate)

The MWH founder likes to start each day with a little bit of meditation. Rather than waking up and getting straight to work, exercising or going on your phone, take a moment to breathe. There’s no better way to set the tone for the rest of your day.

2. Ice water facial

Fill a wide bowl with ice water. Wood-Teppberg then recommends dunking your face three times for 10 seconds each. The technique is said to reduce puffiness and inflammation. Plus, its a guaranteed way to wake you up.

3. Movement

Wood-Tepperberg puts a lot of stock in movement, and her platform offers a wide variety of workouts that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home, ranging from yoga and Pilates to cardio and strength training.

4. Dry brush

She has always been a big proponent of this one. Not only does it help exfoliate your skin, but it promotes blood flow and circulation throughout the body. If you’re unfamiliar with the practice, don’t worry: Wood-Tepperberg has walked through the steps several times on her social media accounts. 

5. Facial massage

Using a gua sha tool or just your hands, massage your face using upward motions. No matter your method, the technique is key for promoting lymphatic drainage.

6. Fuel

Perhaps the most important wellness practice is ensuring that you’re fueling yourself properly. Without nutritious and balanced meals, it becomes almost impossible to successfully practice other wellness habits effectively.

Martha Zaytoun


Martha Zaytoun is a Lifestyle & Trending News writer for SI Swimsuit. Before joining the team, Martha worked on the editorial board of the University of Notre Dame’s student magazine and on the editorial team at Chapel Hill, Durham and Chatham Magazines in North Carolina. When not working, Martha loves to watercolor and oil paint, run or water ski. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and a huge Fighting Irish fan.