Emma Raducanu lifts the lid on her daily routine from skincare to mental health

Emma Raducanu leaves the court
Emma Raducanu from Great Britain after her tennis match

Emma Raducanu has delivered some insights into what her typical day looks like from her skincare routines to her mental health practices.

Raducanu has become a firm believer in self-care at all levels.

The Grand Slam winner has been through the wringer since her stunning rise to fame and she has found the need to set up some firm boundaries.

Most importantly she always tries to make time to take care of herself.

“I’m an early riser at the moment, typically around 6 am,” Radacanu told Harper’s Bazaar.

“I like reading first thing; I’ve got a couple of great books on the go right now. I’ll then set myself up the day ahead, which usually involves a coffee and a bottle of water before I head to training so I know I’ve started my day hydrated. I also take my supplements – when I can remember to do so!”

Being a professional athlete, Raducanu spends most of her day engaged in some form of training.

“Typically, I start my day with physio doing muscle activation work to warm the body up,” she reveals.

“Then I warm up for half an hour, play tennis for 90 minutes, have an hour gym session, then break for lunch for around 90 mins.

“After lunch, I go on court for another two hours and finish with an hour of treatment. It’s quite a lot but not much beats the satisfaction you get from it at the end of the day.”

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Raducanu treasures having time to herself as well and has realised that she needs to make sure that she has at least a moment to be in solitude.

“A big thing for me is spending time alone to wind down,” Raducanu added.

“I am a bit of a lone wolf and after an intense day, where I either push myself to the limits training or have many social interactions, I like to spend time alone reflecting and recharging. Being comfortable in my own company and in the silence that comes with it is something that helps me stay fresh.”

Of course she also makes time to take care of her skin as well, and opened up on her evening routine.

“At the moment I’m putting in long training days – double sessions – so by the time I’m back after the gym and my treatment it’s between 6 and 7pm. So, I’ll have dinner, read again if I have any energy left, and pack my bags for the following day before getting an early night.

“For my skin I use Dior La Mousse for cleansing. I sweat a lot during training, so it’s perfect for me to remove all the dirt from my pores. I also use the Dior Le Baume to moisturise my hands and lips. I love the look of the round tube with the Dior Oblique motif. It’s both couture-like and ergonomic; I like to use it as a travel size accessory too, so it’s always nearby.”