Susan Rouse is a lifestyle, wellness, and health influencer in the digital space. Six years ago, that was far from the case. After nearly losing her battle against addiction, Susan decided to turn her life around by relentlessly pursuing health and happiness.
In 2015, Susan made her Instagram debut, which lead to the creation of her semi-eponymous website, Surprisily, in 2019. Susan’s distinct voice and candor immediately distinguished the platform from others in the space. Surprisily quickly became a unique online destination, where Susan continues to explore her recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, and the beautiful road that lies ahead, post-recovery.
Since launching, Susan has leveraged her visibility and unique personal story to explore a variety of lifestyle and wellness topics, including gut and hormonal health, nutrition, beauty, mental health, and relationships.
Your Questions Answered
HOW DO YOU TAKE CARE OF YOUR SKIN AND HAIR?
For my skin I can’t live without vitamin C with ferulic acid, vitamin A serum and/or a retinoid, glycolic acid serum, a good moisturizer and SPF. For my hair I wash every 3-4 days, get regular luxe treatments, use minimal heat and sleep with oil.
WHAT WELLNESS PRODUCTS COULD YOU NEVER LIVE WITHOUT?
Too many to choose! I consider my morning matcha (with collagen) a wellness product so definitely that! Also my 5-minute journal to start and end the day. And my skincare heroes (see above).
WHAT KIND OF EXERCISE DO YOU DO?
I listen to my body and do whatever feels good to me on any given day, whether it’s Pilates or a HIIT workout. It’s all about aligning my workouts with my energy.