More time at home = more time to take care of ourselves. Many of us are often in a busy daily routine which doesn’t necessarily give us much time to pamper ourselves with good skin care or to even just try out something new. Now that we are all at home with more time, we have 11 ideas of things you can do that will help bring your beauty and skin care routine to the next level. Now is a great time to truly start taking care of our skin, hair and nails. Check out our video!
11 THINGS TO DO AT HOME FOR BEAUTY
Beauty means so many things from inner beauty to skin care to self-love, etc. In today’s video and blog post we are talking about 11 beauty related things that you can do at home to help make your skin, nails and hair more radiant and to simply make you feel good and put together even when in quarantine during a lockdown.
1. GET YOURSELF READY EVERYDAY
This first tip is really more for us to feel good about ourselves and also to help us be more productive. With this (pretty much) global lockdown, many of us are forced to stay inside all day with no meetings or plans to see anyone. When we know that nobody is going to see us all day than why put the time and effort to get ourselves ready? The simple reason is because it will a) help make you feel good and put together and b) help you be more productive. Now this might not be the case for everyone, but I know from personal experience that home office always works better if I actually feel like I have started my day which often includes getting myself ready. On top of that, too many days with dirty hair, pajamas and no make-up kind of makes me feel like a sloth and that never feels good. So, get dressed, put on a little make-up and keep your hair clean everyday (or at least Monday to Friday) and you will feel infinitely better about yourself and your productivity.
2. EXERCISE REGULARLY
Did you know that exercise is not only good for our general health but also essential for glowing and radiant skin? If you hate exercise than I know you won’t like this, but it needs to be said: we can try to soak ourselves in masks, treatments and scrubs and we might see little to no long-term sustainable change in our skin, hair or nails. Our bodies thrive from the inside out and exercise helps improve blood circulation which in turn helps nourish our skin, hair and nails with all the essential nutrients it needs to be radiant. And on top of that, when we sweat our skin is essentially removing any toxins. So, if you want to take your skin care to the next level, it’s time to start incorporating some regular exercise.
3. IMPLEMENT A SKIN CARE ROUTINE
I would say most of us already have some sort of skin care routine. If not than this is a really good time to start implementing one. However even if you already have a skin care routine this is a great time for you to start trying or introducing something new into it. Have you used the same moisturizer for years and years? Why not try a new one? Have you ever tried natural beauty products? Why not start learning about them now? Or maybe your weekly skin care routine never really had a time or space for a face mask or a good scrub. Now would be a great time to start introducing those to your skin care for a little bit of extra pampering. Whilst beautiful, radiant skin often starts from the inside (exercise & nutrition), a good skin care routine can and will often give your skin that little extra nourishment to help it simply GLOW (+ it’s important to remove any make-up – that won’t come off itself).
4. TRY OUT SOME NEW DIY BEAUTY PRODUCTS
There are plenty of beauty products that we can actually easily do at home ourselves with the most natural ingredients. These are often times cheaper, better for your skin and infinitely more fun than anything you will find at stores. If you have never tried your own beauty DIY than these times during a global lockdown is a great time to start. You could try a DIY hand scrub, a DIY nail oil, DIY lip balm and much more.
5. TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOUR HANDS AND NAILS
This is an important one because during this global pandemic we need to take care of our hygiene more than ever. That means washing our hands…A LOT! I don’t know about you, but my hands get crippling dry with all this washing and my nails are not loving it either. This is why it’s so important to take good care of your hands i.e. moisturize them, give them a scrub and indulge in hand oil bath.
Of course, the other thing is that during this lockdown, the nail salons are all closed meaning you have to take your nail care yourself which honestly is super easy and even a relaxing thing to do at home!
6. MEDITATE & DO YOGA
You might be thinking: what does meditation have to do with skin care? The fact is that you could be doing everything “right” i.e. eating healthy, exercising, have a good skin care routine and use only natural cosmetics BUT if you are experiencing a lot of stress and anxiety, that is ultimately going to have a huge effect on your whole body and often times also on your skin, hair and/or nails. We are all currently in a global lockdown due to a virus. What’s happening in the world right now is scary. It makes us worry and anxious for so many reasons. Even though we might have more time at home to “relax”, it might seem impossible to actually relax with all that is going on in the world. This is why we recommend you start doing some yoga or meditating which are both very relaxing activities and helps keep us centered. Take care of your mind AND body.
7. EAT HEALTHY
We can’t go through this list without mentioning healthy eating. Like I have mentioned, a lot of what we do for our skin starts from within i.e. making sure our bodies are healthy which will result into healthy & radiant skin, hair and nails. Now with all this extra time you have at home you could start to learn how to cook new healthy recipes which are nutrient dense and supply your body with all the essentials for it thrive
8. DECLUTTER YOUR MAKE-UP
Since the lockdown your house/apartment may already be peachy clean and organized but did you remember to declutter your make-up and beauty products too? If not then put that on your to-do list and start decluttering any products which are old, which you simply don’t use or which you don’t like. It’s especially important to keep an eye out for any old products. It’s important you don’t apply any products on your skin which are expired because that can do more harm than good to your skin. Decluttering your make-up and beauty products is of course also good for your mind and there is no better feeling than only owning products which you love and use!
9. TRY A NEW MAKE-UP LOOK
This is a fun one and something to do when you’re a feeling just a little bored. Have you ever looked at a make-up tutorial online on YouTube but actually never tried one out? Now is the PERFECT time to do so and just try something a new. “Playing” with make-up can be so much fun and if you have been going to the office with the same make-up for years, this might be a great opportunity to change things up and create a new signature make-up look. If you don’t want to try a whole new look than maybe just a new lipstick shade or incorporate a little bit of yellow eyeshadow into your look? Just have fun and try something different!
10. TRY NAIL ART OR PAINT YOUR NAILS
The most common reason people tell us they don’t paint their nails is because they don’t have time which we get. Whilst painting nails with one coat takes almost no time or effort, doing the whole manicure with a base coat, two coats of nail polish and a top coat can take up to 30 min to paint and dry completely. However, now with all the extra time you have at home you have more than enough time to paint them and paint them nice! Painting your nails can be so relaxing and even meditative and it’s just such a nice little pampering you can give yourself. And if you have never tried nail art, maybe this could be a fun time to try that out too! Here are some nail art ideas you could try out:
11. WASH YOUR MAKEUP BRUSHES
Our last idea is probably one of the most important ones on our list today and make sure you put it on your to-do list too! Make-up brushes should be washed at least once a week if not even more often. They have so much bacteria and dirt on them that we transfer onto our face anytime we use them when they are not washed. This will do absolutely no favors to your skin and your skin will thank you if you make it a priority to use clean brushes. Simply pour some shampoo on the palm of your hand, damped the make-up brush with water and clean on your palm with the shampoo. The simply rinse the shampoo off and leave to dry. Easy & quick.
Those were our idea on what you can do at home for your beauty. We hope you got some inspiration and will try some of these things out! We hope you are healthy <3
Lots of LOVE,
Your Kia-Charlotta Team