Grooming is such an important aspect of everyday life but for the most part, has taken the backseat during the COVID-19 pandemic. People from all walks of life partake in grooming in various shapes and forms, be it a simple haircut or a manicure. There have been a large number of people that have missed these services due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
People are unable to go to salons, barbershops and other establishments to stay well-groomed and that is because of a number of reasons including the risk of contracting COVID-19 and compromise in safety. This has led to a number of people not being able to stay well-groomed whilst under lockdown. Due to this, more and more people have given up on staying well-groomed.
Here are the top grooming tips for people who have struggled to stay well-groomed during the lockdown:
Basic Grooming is a must
Regardless of whether you are going out or not, basic grooming is an absolute necessity and when I say basic, I mean the things that most people would take for granted and do anyway. Taking a shower is a great method to start every day on a fresh note and some people may not be doing it regularly because they are at home all the time.
After taking a shower, using deodorant is a great way to stay fresh for a longer period of time. The fragrance can also help you stay positive throughout the day. Find a scent that is right for you and brings you comfort. Brushing your teeth is a must and should be done twice a day. Apart from this, cleaning and cutting and your nails are extremely important.
Taking care of your hair during this lockdown may seem an insurmountable grooming task but it’s easier than it seems. The most basic one, regardless of hair length, is brushing your hair to get rid of the dirt and dust that may have accumulated over the days. In addition to that, washing your hair two to three times a week is best depending on how oily your scalp may get.
Now is the best time to learn how to style your hair because the lockdown presents you with an opportunity like no other, a chance to try out several different styles. While this is not a necessity, it could add to the “feel good” factor on days you are feeling low.
If the style looks good, you can show it off on social media or just enjoy the change it brings about. if it doesn’t quite work out, then nobody will ever see it and you’ll know what not to request your hairstylist when we get back to normal. You can also try out different hair colours at home if you are feeling adventurous.
As long as you have your favourite products, taking care of your skin is not that difficult. Using lotion regularly is a great way to keep your skin moisturised and nourished. Another important thing to keep in mind is to moisturise your hands regularly to prevent dry skin from occurring.
Face packs are a great way to keep the facial skin soft and healthy, homemade face packs are popular right now, and it may be a good time to experiment and find what works for you. You can invest this time in researching on products that help your skin in the long run as well.
Staying fit is an extremely important aspect of grooming, especially when people all over the world are spending so much time at home. Even if you cannot go to the gym or go for runs, it is important to engage in some form of exercise. The best way to do it is to routinely work out at home and do basic exercises that keep you fit and healthy. Multiple online programs can help you out here. Make sure you are following a reliable and verified resource.
Another extremely important aspect of staying fit and staying well-groomed is maintaining a healthy diet. It’s not healthy to eat food from outside on a regular basis so it might be a good idea to learn how to cook some simple dishes that are healthy and tasty as well.
Experts at home
There are a number of apps and online services that provide grooming at home. These services bring the experts to your home and you can avail a variety of services in the comfort of your own home.
Note: COVID-19 cases have been reported as a result of home grooming services. Make sure your choice of service has a clean record and that all members of the service team are following COVID-19 protocol and precautions. Some establishments allow for the customer to request the submission of a negative COVID-19 test.
These are some grooming tips and suggestions for people that are at home during the COVID-19 pandemic and do not have access to barbershops, salons and other establishments.