This pandemic is something none of us anticipated, yet here we are in lockdown, wishing and praying for all of this to end soon. While that’s one way to look at it, you can also use this time to make some changes in your lifestyle or routine that you never had time for before.

Think of this quarantine as a blessing in disguise. They say it takes 21 days to develop a habit, so why not use this time to your advantage? And what could be better than embracing some healthy beauty habits? Here are a few that are easy to follow.

 

Go longer between hair washes

Go longer between hair washes

Some of us can’t bear the idea of not washing our hair every day. But believe it or not, frequent shampooing can leave both your scalp and hair dry and damaged. Going longer between hair washes allows the natural oils to get evenly distributed and promotes hair growth. Now is a good time to adopt this habit since you don’t have anywhere to go.

 

Develop a good skincare routine

Develop a good skincare routine

The most common excuse for not having a dedicated skincare routine is, “I don’t have time.” Well, guess what. You have a lot of time now and developing a skincare routine doesn’t have to be expensive. Start with the basics, if you don’t know how or where to begin follow our detailed skincare routine for sensitive skin, oily skin, combination skin and normal skin.

 

Put your beauty products and tools to good use

Put your beauty products and tools to good use

A lot of people are using this time to learn new skills. You can learn new makeup or hairstyling techniques through those live sessions or by watching our YouTube tutorials. Put your makeup products and tools to good use and post bomb selfies on your Instagram feed. Win-win!

 

Wash your makeup tools once a week

Wash your makeup tools once a week

Makeup brushes and sponges hoard bacteria and germs and need to be disinfected. Whether you are using them to sharpen your skills or they are sitting pretty and collecting dust, it is important to develop the habit of cleaning them at least once a week. A simple handwash is all you need to clean these beauty tools.

 

Toss old beauty products regularly

Toss old beauty products regularly

Lockdown is a good time to organise everything you own, right from your shoe collection to your makeup products. Toss all the products that have crossed their expiry dates as well as the ones you haven’t used in a long time.

 

Save money on salon treatments

Save money on salon treatments

Manicures and pedicures are not just for pampering, but they also remove dirt and germs sitting under your nails as well as dead skin cells. And it’s not as difficult as you think. Now that your salon is shut, watch an easy tutorial such as this and learn how to give yourself a salon-style manicure at home.