We know that the right look can make us feel confident and gorgeous when it comes to beauty. We all want to look our best. Due to unavoidable circumstances (like this pandemic), though, we’re less likely to stick to our beauty routine. How do you feel when you haven’t had a haircut in months? Or if you haven’t gotten a proper manicure for so long? Or what if you haven’t applied moisturizer for weeks?
While you may be dying to get out of the lockdown, don’t forget about your beauty regimen. If you want to look great at all times, here are some tips on how to feel fabulous even during quarantine.
Brighten your smile
Nothing is more captivating than a warm smile. Now that we spend most of our time at video calls, bring out our inner glow with your pearly whites. Make the most of your time spent at home by investing in a teeth whitening kit. They’re easy to use and much more affordable and convenient than going to a dental clinic. Or consider spending on a whitening toothpaste that delivers results. Your friends and colleagues will be amazed by this subtle yet fantastic change.
Do your own nails
If you’re the type to go out for a regular mani-pedi, you’re probably fretting over canceling your appointments. Look at it as a blessing in disguise. Maximize your nail polish collection and save money by learning to do your own nails. Start by keeping them trim, neat, and clean. Once you get the hang of it, teach yourself to paint your fingers and toes. Best of all, you can experiment with different colors and shades without violating the office dress code.
You are what you eat, so the saying goes. But what if you’ve been munching on too many sweets, salty snacks, fatty food, and takeout? With the COVID-19 pandemic in full swing, it pays to eat better and healthier. Eating lots of fruit, vegetables, and healthy snacks brings many benefits. A balanced diet not only boosts your immune system, mood, and energy but keeps your skin looking fresh.
Follow your skincare regimen
One of the first things you probably let slide was your skincare routine. No one is going to see me, so why bother, right? We need to take extra care of our skin at home because we can’t step out for facials or dermatologist consultations. Another good reason: you’ll put on less makeup with a naturally radiant face. If you follow a dermatologist-recommended routine, maintain it. But if you prefer to keep things simple, consider using a toner, moisturizer, and exfoliant in addition to your cleanser. And don’t forget to rub body lotion after you shower.
Style your hair
Hair is so much more than a fashion statement. It gives us the power to feel attractive, so take advantage of this. Use a gentle shampoo and moisturizing conditioner for your locks. Blow-dry your hair as if you’re at the salon. If getting a haircut isn’t an option at the moment, style your hair with a product such as wax, gel, or serum. Once a week, switch your daily shampoo with a clarifying one and indulge in a hair spa. You don’t need to buy professional-grade products; even those from your neighborhood supermarket or drugstore work wonders.
Plan a weekly at-home spa day
Looking and feeling fabulous takes time and effort. But we’re often too busy and tired during the week. Make sure to schedule a weekend at-home spa day. Take the time to catch up on your beauty routine and focus on self-care. Try our tips and recommendations. A home spa moment is also an opportunity to vary your personal care products, like your shampoo and conditioner, just for a day.
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