Throughout much of 2020, most of us were stuck at home and it seems that’s likely to continue for the first half of 2021. Despite the lockdown, there is still no excuse to abandon your beauty routine.
We know it can get tough and some days you don’t see the point in making an effort as it’s not like you’re going anywhere fancy. But, if you abandon your beauty routine now, it might be hard to recover after lockdown. With all this time on your hands, you can put it to good use. You can start with what you know whether it’s cutting hair or taking care of your skin and proceed from there.
No one wants to be that person who appears on a video call with unkempt hair and skin that is crying for help. All salons are shut down, your schedules have changed, there is a lot of house chores and your eating habits are at the worst. These all affect your beauty.
We spoke to the amazing team over at Your Beauty Review, one of the UK’s leading online beauty directories, and they gave us these 3 simple ways you can keep your daily beauty regime in-check!
Here are tips you can use to maintain your beauty routine during the lockdown.
Take Care of Your Cuticles
With all the hand washing that has gone into this pandemic; your hands are not looking pleasant. Too much soap causes strips and cracks on your skin. The constant hand washing can make your cuticles to dry. The best way to take care of your cuticles during lockdown is using cuticle oils to massage your cuticles once a day. Use a cuticle pusher to expose the nail plate, which helps nails to grow.
This lockdown might be the period you let your nails breathe; you are probably used to getting manicures all the time that we forget to give our nails a break. If you want to cut your nails, make sure you soften the nails first. You can put them in warm water for a while to help soften the nails.
It’s easy for cuticles to peel. In such a case, you can apply Vaseline or moisturizer to help.
Do not ignore your feet. Make sure you cut your toenails, wash your feet regularly and moisturize. Put on socks after moisturizing to protect your feet from dirt.
Let Your Hair Breath
Some of us are eagerly waiting for the lockdown to be over so that we can run to our hairdressers for a much-needed haircut. Before the pandemic, most of the time, you were always straightening, curling, or drying your hair. This lockdown may not be entirely bad to your hair; it’s a chance for your hair to get back what it lost over the years.
Try skipping a day or two before washing your hair. Do not over-style your hair when you don’t need to unless you are jumping on that zoom meeting. Not washing your hair daily means you reduce the products you put in your hair. This may prove useful and healthy with time.
Invest in decent hairdressing scissors. If you must cut your hair during this pandemic do not use regular scissors, they are too blunt. If you want to try a low maintenance routine with your hair, you should avoid dyeing or putting chemicals during this lockdown period.
Letting your hair breathe can also mean taking a break from braids, extensions, wigs, weaves, and any other addition to the natural hair. You can create a beauty routine that works for you.
Make Yourself a Face Mask
With this spare time in your hands, you can save up on buying face masks by making your own. The mask you make should depend on the ingredients you have and your skin type. To make a hydration mask, you need mainly, avocado, honey, and a banana. It sounds like a tasty breakfast, but please do not eat it.
Using honey is important when making these face masks; it retains moisture on your face without you feeling oily. Making these masks takes little time. Always ensure you are not allergic to any of the ingredients before making the mask.
Face masks are also a good way to remove impurities. You can use face masks weakly or as many times as you want, depending on your skincare routine. However, if you are not sure, reach out to a beauty expert online for advice. Masking can also remove dead skin and unclog pores; this eventually improves your skin tone.
With the lockdown, it might seem easy to abandon your beauty routine, but trust us, it’s not worth it. Keeping the same beauty routine might be a way to regain control and relieve anxiety and stress. A beauty routine is the best form of self-care; it might help to maintain your mental health during these uncertain times. Let us get through this lockdown with a positive mind, a healthy body, and glowing skin.
Although the time you wear makeup and get dressed has drastically reduced, there are still moments that you will need to show up, even for friends or family. Ensure you keep your beauty routine and carry on.