Drew Barrymore admits her and self-care are 'not friends'

Drew Barrymore seen midtown on January 11, 2023 in New York City
Drew Barrymore's 'version' of self-care is 'making a commitment to live a more peaceful life through less chaos'. (Getty Images)

Drew Barrymore has admitted that her and self care are "not friends", insisting that as a busy mother she often doesn't have time for massages and working out.

The actor, 48, is raising daughters Olive, 10, and Frankie, eight, with her actor ex-husband Will Kopelman who she split with in 2016.

She told InStyle magazine: "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."

The star added: "When it comes to pampering, that's where I think I get a little irritable, because I don't have the time for it.

Drew Barrymore, Olive Barrymore Kopelman and Frankie Barrymore Kopelman attend Baby2Baby Holiday Party Presented By The Honest Company on December 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California
The actor is mother to daughters Olive and Frankie, pictured in 2014. (Getty Images)

"Therefore, what am I? A failure because I'm not f*****g getting massages and mani-pedis? Well, s**t, then I guess I am."

Barrymore explained that her "version" of self-care was "making a commitment to live a more peaceful life through less chaos".

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She shared: "Self-care for me is having my kids' stuff organised to get out the door in the morning, lined up.

"That's self-care. It doesn't seem like it, but it is, because this f******g bubble bath approach is so irritating.

"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."

However, Barrymore – who is launching a line of cleaning products with brand Grove Collaborative – conceded that she still finds ways to help look after her mental health.

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The star explained: "Well, candles are definitely a part of my self-care. I think they're also an aesthetic thing. I think they're also ritualistic. I also do therapy every week. In fact, I have my session today. That is self-care."

She rose to fame starring in films such as E.T, 50 First Dates and Charlie's Angels and now regularly appears as a talk show host.

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