Hey girl hey! Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be writing a blog post like this. But here we are, in the weirdest time we will probably ever experience. Many people are using this unfortunate time to make some changes, and I wanted to share some beauty changes you can make! In today’s post, I’m going to be sharing some beauty related tasks you can do during quarantine to help the time go by faster. If you’re interested, keep on scrolling!
1. Wash your brushes/sponges
Washing your brushes is SO vital right now. They touch your face, therefore they are super germy and need to be disinfected. In the past, I have recommended special brush cleaners, but right now, going out and getting these may not be possible. All you need is some dish soap and a tiny bit of olive oil. Mix together, wet your brush, wash your brushes with the solution, and rinse. For sponges, I like to use hand soap because it’s gentle.
2. Learn and practice new techniques
I’ve noticed a ton of people are using this time to learn new skills. Makeup is a skill that can be used daily! I have started to do live videos on Facebook + Instagram, teaching new skills and sharing all my tips and tricks. Be sure to follow me on both to be notified when I go live! The best time to learn how to do new things is during a quarantine!
3. Train your hair to go longer between washes
This is something I’ve been trying to do for the past few months, but am taking seriously now that I’m staying home for awhile. Going longer between washes helps your hair produce healthy oils that are good for your hair, helps it grow, and can even make it more manageable over time. I notice a huge difference in my hair when I go longer in between washes. Since we have more time to sit at home during the quarantine, utilize dry shampoos and let your hair get greasy! I don’t recommend doing this for shorter hair, unless your hair can handle it! However, everyone should aim to go at least 3 days without washing!
4. Establish a good skincare routine
I cannot tell you how many times people tell me they “don’t have time” to create a skincare routine that works for them. Guess what? You have time now! You don’t need expensive skincare to do this either. Starting with the basics that you can get at your local drugstore right now will be better than nothing! Use this time to learn about what works best for your skin, and get your skin right. Ps, you can message me on Instagram if you need some tips and tricks on creating a routine that works for you!
5. Purge any old products
I think it’s safe to say EVERYONE is in the organizing mood lately. Now is the perfect time to go through your beauty products. If you haven’t used it within a year, it’s probably expired. Yes, products expire! If they are not expired, consider donating them to a local women’s shelter!
6. Learn how to give yourself manicures and pedicures
Salons have been closed in my area, so I have a feeling I’ll need to watch some videos on how to do this. Go to the drugstore, get a base coat, color, top coat, and other goodies & hook yourself up! Sure, it’s not ideal, but it works!
7. Purchase gift cards from your hairstylist, nail artist, makeup artist etc.
Small business will take a huge plunge. Purchasing gift cards that you can use once everything gets back to normal helps these small businesses stay somewhat in business while we all stay indoors.
There ya have it! Some ideas of things you can do to amp up your beauty routine during quarantine. What are some things you will be doing during this time?! Let me know in the comments below. Be sure to follow me on Instagram and Facebook for live tutorials and classes!