We're just going to say it – the quarantine fatigue is very real. Gone are the days where we used to obsess over every single aspect of our appearance to look like a girl boss. But the truth is, whether you're looking to ace that job interview or create a solid impression with your boss and coworkers, putting a little effort into your appearance can go a long way!

With more and more first-timers settling into new jobs – whether remote or in-office – it's important to look your best self, even if you are just doing the bare minimum. Here are five easy steps that will help you look like you're dressed to the nines, even if you woke up way past nine.

 

Step 1: Don't even think about skipping showers!

Step 1: Don't even think about skipping showers!

This one's a clear first step, but you'd be surprised at the number of people research shows are going 2-3 days without showers during the pandemic. So, PSA: if you've been skimping out on routine body cleaning or just want to get rid of some summer-induced B.O., do yourself (and, potentially, your coworkers) a favour and use a body wash like the Dove Deeply Nourishing Body Wash as you quickly jump into the shower. Packed with nutrium moisture, it cleans your body like soap and moisturises like a cream. Just pour-lather-rinse — it’s really that simple!

 

Step 2: Top it off with a good fragrance

Step 2: Top it off with a good fragrance

Sure, you may have showered, but that doesn’t mean you’re done taking care of your body! What about perspiration and sweat? Regardless of whether you’re at home or venturing out, sweat in your armpits can definitely lead to some uncalled-for situations. To avoid this, always remember –– deos are essential. Plus, you don't want any of that nasty B.O. that wafts around during hotter months. We suggest you opt for a fresh-smelling deodorant like the Rexona Shower Fresh Underarm Roll On Deodorant. It’ll make sure your pits are sweat-free, and keep you smelling clean and fresh all day long. And you know what that means –– you can feel comfortable and confident as you go about your daily hustle.

 

Step 3: A trusty skincare routine is key

Step 3: A trusty skincare routine is key

Hitting the sweet spot with skincare isn't easy, but if you want to look like you're in tip-top shape, you've got to try! We recommend starting with a cleanser to get rid of any dirt or grime that may have built up. Then, follow it up with a lightweight, non-sticky moisturiser like the Pond’s Light Moisturiser Non- Oily With Vitamin E And Glycerine. This will ensure your skin is glowing, happy, and healthy all day, even if you haven’t left the house in months!

 

Step 4: A little makeup goes a long way

Step 4: A little makeup goes a long way

Okay, so you stayed up a little too late watching reruns of The Office, and now the bags under your eyes and the dullness on your skin refuses to cooperate. The only thing left to do? Add a little makeup to the mix! Opt for something that can last during your work hours and requires minimal effort, like the Lakmé 9 To 5 Primer + Matte Perfect Cover Foundation. Make your eyes stand out with a cat-eye eyeliner using the Lakmé Eyeconic Liner Pen Fine Tip, and top off the look by making your cheeks and lips pop with the Lakmé 9 to 5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip & Cheek Colour.

 

Step 5: Choose a durable hairstyle

Step 5: Choose a durable hairstyle

Trying to find a neat, tidy hairstyle that's comfortable? It's easier than you think! Whether you're straightening out your hair or teasing it up into a tidy ponytail, simple hairstyles are the way to go for WFH or in-office. However, it's the keeping-it-neat-and-tidy-through-the-day part that's hard. From frizz to flyaways, tackling unruly hair is an uphill battle. We recommend using the Tresemme Compressed Micro Mist Invisible Hold Natural Finish Texture Hold Level 1 Hair Spray, so your hair is in place all day.