Did you know that personal grooming can influence the direction your life takes? Not to sound dramatic, but the first thing people see when they look at you is how well-groomed you are. Personal grooming is all about presenting the best version of yourself to the world through cleanliness and self-care. Does that mean all grooming should stop because you’re stuck inside? Hopefully not! How you see yourself everyday matters too. Check out our easy quarantine grooming tips to make sure you stay feeling self-confident and ready to go when this thing ends!
1. Perfect your skincare routine
Sticking to a good skincare routine comes with a lot of benefits such as healthy skin, improved self-confidence, and slowing down the aging process. Most of us live busy lives, and we may not have a lot of time to take care of our skin as we should. Now that you are not rushing somewhere every day, this is the best time to start a skincare routine or to perfect your current one.
To enjoy maximum benefits from this practice, you should have a morning and night routine. Don’t think of it as work but as a way of pampering yourself. The most common steps of a skincare routine for both men and women include cleansing, toning, and moisturizing. However, you can take it a notch higher and include exfoliating, masking, and applying serums. Hey- you have nothing but time! So dig out all those masks, lotions and potions and go to town! Giving yourself a facial at home won’t only make your skin look good but will make you feel relaxed.
2. Take care of your beard
Neglecting your beard will make you look unkempt. Washing and conditioning makes it look clean, neat, and soft. You can take things to the next level by scrubbing it using a cleanser a couple of times a week before patting it dry. Avoid rubbing it roughly with a towel because it can cause split ends and frizz. This quarantine grooming tip comes in handy while stuck inside, but also for maintenance and to save money.
Follow your usual routine for beard care, such as applying beard oil. You can also trim it regularly to keep it looking good. Do the same for your mustache!
Typically, we don’t advocate for dyeing your beard at home to avoid ending up with frizzy and brittle beard hair. However, since we are operating under unusual circumstances, you can give it a go. It’s advisable to buy the beard dye products you usually use at your barbershop and avoid using the ones containing damaging harsh chemicals.
Consider are the right shade and color. If you want to hide grey hair, choose a darker shade. If that’s not the case, you go for some shades a bit lighter than the beard. Dark brown dye works well for people with black hair, while lighter shades work best for those with darker hair.
Always read the instructions on the dye solution to stay safe and use rubber gloves while applying dye.
3. Take care of your nails
It may not be possible to do a professional manicure and pedicure like the ones you usually receive at your salon. However, you can come up with something decent to keep your fingernails and toenails looking good.
Cleaning your nails, soaking them in warm water, buffing, removing cuticles, and applying regular nail polish can make a significant difference in your appearance. You can involve your kids in this fun and relaxing exercise. You can even do their nails, and have them return the favor.
4. Caring for your hair
Let’s face it, your hair is out there for all to see, whether it’s the people you’re living with, friends you’re communicating with on video calls or colleagues during your video conference work meetings. If your hair looks bad, your overall appearance will most likely look the same. Therefore, you cannot leave out your hair when it comes to personal quarantine grooming.
Cutting your hair at home is not advisable, especially if you have long hair. If you have short hair, you can trim it. BUT, do not go crazy! Trimming your bangs isn’t too hard. Watch a YouTube video before picking up those scissors.
The essential steps to taking care of your hair as you wait for your next hair appointment include washing, moisturizing, and conditioning it. Using a leave-in conditioner helps to nourish and moisturize hair. Also, it protects it from split ends. Go ahead and self-color and handle those roots! Just buy a quality dye.
Try accessories like headbands to style your hair and to remove overgrown bangs from your face.
Being indoors during this quarantine period may make you feel gloomy, especially you extroverts. However, make the most of it with our quarantine grooming tips and hop on FaceTime or Zooms with friends for game night, cocktail hours, workouts or movie night.