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Glow at home!

Self-care to drive away your pandemic stresses:

Makeup might seem frivolous during a pandemic, but maintaining a routine in the era of the coronavirus and self-quarantining may boost your mood. Plus it also helps to keep your beauty wellness in check and make you a head turner despite having to wear a face mask.

Self-care has become the new normal today. Recently, the beauty market’s been flooded products to help you look great and just as important: feel great as well. Natural was the big trend before coronavirus, and that applies also to the present too. Smoky eyes, red lipstick and fake eyelashes are out while dewy skin, under-eye concealer, and moisturized hands are in. Here we bring you some make-up routines to follow to look polished when you head back to work or when you take part in video conferences.


Sanitizing your beauty products

* Oils, bacteria, and germs can transfer from your skin and hands to makeup, possibly leading to breakouts or infections. To prevent this, wash your hands and dry them on a clean towel before handling your makeup, especially before putting your fingers in a jar of moisturizer.

* Apply foundation with a brush. You can sanitize makeup with a spray bottle filled with isopropyl alcohol from the drugstore. Sanitize makeup kit, products, tools, and bags.

* Makeup sprays and towelettes that kill germs on contact without damaging your makeup, and without any fumes can be used as well.

* Remember that brushes can harbour bacteria. So clean them often with gentle soap or brush cleaner. For best hygiene, make-up brushes should be cleaned daily with a brush-cleansing spray, and washed once a week.

* With foundation brushes or eyeliner, you may need to use waterproof eye makeup remover first to remove the makeup and then follow with a face cleanser, liquid soap, or a solid brush shampoo.


 Beauty and safety

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, a lot of our ‘normal’ ways have been redefined. Wearing a face mask is a must in our efforts to avoid COVID-19 infection, and if we are diligent, we may eventually flatten the curve in our country.

Self-care regimen

Looking after ourselves, including our mental health, physical health and emotional wellbeing, shouldn’t be forgotten during the coronavirus pandemic. While there is so much happening and new updates daily about COVID-19, it is important not to neglect ourselves.

With many people in self-isolation or quarantine, our typical routines have changed, which likely includes your beauty, self-care, and exercise routines. It is important to start your day slowly with a self-care regimen. Taking a few moments of calm time in a comfortable space is important. Breathing slowly and deeply is the best reset to experience the moment. An easy way to practice self-care right now and de-stress is to enjoy a relaxing bath.

Self-care makeup routine

People put on makeup or get dressed sometimes to improve their mood, and we know from research studies and interventions that when people can control their mood, it helps their sense of well-being. Therefore, try to stick to your normal makeup rituals as much as possible when you step out back into the streets.

Simple self-care makeup steps

ase first

If you absolutely have to put on foundation, choose one that is sweat proof and does not smudge. Since your face will be covered in the face mask all day, you want one that doesn’t ruin the base. Avoid having to apply too many layers when wearing a face mask, to avoid bacteria build-up underneath the face mask.

Focus on the eyes

First up, deal with stray eyebrow hair. We can tend to our brows by tweezing away stray hair that mess up the brow shape. I recommend a pencil that has an angled tip to make it easy for you to apply strand-like lines.

As for eyeshadow, eyeliner, and mascara, just like your base, choose products that don’t smudge, and can last you throughout the day. We like creme-based eyeshadows, waterproof eyeliners and mascaras. Again, to avoid having to complicate things, focus on the bare minimum, and don’t add too many layers if you’re not attending anything formal.

Hydrate your lips

Although wearing lipstick with a mask isn’t particle always remember to keep you lips hydrated and use a good quality lip balm.

- Compiled by Ruwini Jayawardana


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