Pampering at Home: My Must-Do Beauty Upkeep While Social Distancing

We’re not seeing much of anyone these days, so where do we start on beauty upkeep while social distancing? This has been a topic of much discussion on my group texts and Zoom happy hours.

People are wondering how to replicate a salon experience at home…without any professional experience. From manicures to haircuts to hair color to waxing, desperate times are leading to desperate measures.

Note: as one wise friend advised, if you’re looking to do an at-home waxing, just stop with your bikini line, do not overestimate your abilities.

MUST-DO BEAUTY UPKEEP WHILE SOCIAL DISTANCING

I do believe there’s a connection between how you look and how you feel, so maintaining our normal primping and pampering rituals, even during social distancing, shouldn’t fall to very last priority (maybe below making sure you’re fed, healthy, and staying sane-ish, but above tending to your Animal Crossing).

I feel better when I’m putting effort into looking pulled together and that includes getting dressed every day and continuing to do (most) of my everyday beauty upkeep.

When I wake up every morning, I take a shower, do my makeup, try to do something with my hair once it air dries. Every other day or so, I try to add a bit more pampering into my morning shower. That could be a face mask or a scrub. I have my nails done. Sure, I’m not going out, but I’m hanging out on Zoom every day, right?!

OUTFIT DETAILS: BLACK HEADBAND / IVORY LACE TOP {similar-ish} / H&M ULTRA SHAPING JEANS (I reviewed them here!) / IT COSMETICS LIPSTICK

 

beauty routine in isolation

MY CURRENT BEAUTY UPKEEP ROUTINE

If there’s anything my beauty upkeep while social distancing has taught me, it’s that, while I’m an absolute product junkie (I never met a serum I didn’t want to try), my professional upkeep is minimal — and that’s a plus given the current climate. I’m now low maintenance in any way, shape, or form, but I’m also not someone who goes for regular professional manicures or pedicures, I’ve never waxed my eyebrows, and I get my hair, which I’ve never colored, cut once a year…maybe.

I know I’m at a slight advantage in that I’m not missing services. But, regardless, this is what I am doing right now.

THE BEAUTY UPKEEP I’M NOT WORRYING ABOUT

So, what am I not worried about? Well, that’s an easy answer: MY HAIR.

If you’ll recall, I wrote a blog post a couple of months ago about the drastic hair cut I sprung for. The stylist did a great job, truly, but…it didn’t take long for me to regret it. I like being able to style my hair, particularly as the weather gets warm. I miss buns, ponytails, braids, the list goes on. Needless to say, I’m not upset that I won’t be able to cut my hair for an undetermined amount of time, because it could be a year before I even want to think about getting a trim.

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