Staying at Home – The Beauty and Health Benefits of Staying Indoors
Staying at home offers many opportunities for people who seek beauty benefits, and they can be addictive. Imagine you are not going to be exposed so you can do all your DIY or explore homemade products. Just make sure you are not getting yourself injured or do anything that may lead to an irreversible outcome.
Staying at home has many side effects – emotional and mental distress. But what you must do during this time of social distancing is enjoy life and have a little time for yourself. In other words, let yourself experience self-love and care.
Before social distancing, most of us tend to address our beauty problems and maintain our beauty routines in a salon and day spa with professional beauty artists. I was not exceptional; I, too, am guilty of relying on beauty experts and let them handle skincare routines and hairstyling for me.
Since we are staying at home for our safety and as well as others due to COVID 19, thankfully, I sought advice to my friend, who is a fan of homemade beauty products and DIY. I told her about my main problem, which is dryness. Irritations come next after the drought. I started feeling a little dry in my hands and nails. Then I observed dryness in my face. Staying at home is not as easy as it may seem, especially when you cannot go to your favorite salon and spa treatment.
So, my friend told me that my beauty problem is not a matter of life and death. Meaning, there are home remedies that I can do to prevent irritations due to dryness.
At first, I was hesitant to try DIY beauty remedies. But I cannot let these problems be a hindrance to my beauty routine. So I tried and experimented with a few homemade beauty remedies while staying at home is the most important.
Staying at Home DIY Benefits
Staying at home can be difficult when you are not used to doing it. So one way to enjoy staying at home and have benefited out of it, I tried the following DIY beauty remedies:
The most obvious problem I have while staying at home is dry hands, which cause my hands to be irritating.
When you want your hands to be clean and moisturized at the same time, you can use a mixture of olive and avocado oil. This homemade cream should cover your hands at night and put some gloves or wrap your hands with towels so you can get the best results.
Avocado Face Masks
I am surprised that a face mask can be done at home. Just using avocado and honey, you can make a face mask. This type of face mask can nourish and moisturize your hair. Mixing avocado and a teaspoon of honey can give you radiant facial skin. Then in my next application after a week, I added a tablespoon of plain yogurt. Why? Because I want to have an extra glow to my skin.
Loving My Nails
Of course, who would deny making your nails look polished all the time? Do not be selfish with self-care while staying at home. At first, you will not see the difference between your nails without a manicure. So this is a fair warning to you ladies. You should really give time to your nails if you do not want to have nails like a crap.
So here is what I did to my nails while staying at home.
- The first thing I do is make sure that I wash my hands properly, and no hand cream applied. Why? Because it will be hard for you to continue doing manicures. Then I see to it that I remove old polish. I am used to polishing my nails.
- I am then checking my nails if it is too long. If it is too long, I make sure to clip or cut it according to the shape that I wanted. For instance, if I want it to be oblong or square, I just need a filing tool to perfect the form.
- If my nails are well cut and shaped, I started to apply a thin layer of clear base coat. It will keep the first layer of nail polish to be absorbed.
- When I applied nail polish, I saw that there were no unpainted gaps between the sides of my nails and skin.
- But I am not done yet! After the first coat, I am ready to apply the second coat. I just follow the shape of the previous first coat. Make sure you move fast, and you do everything right.
- Now, for the final touch, I will apply a clear coat to maintain the beauty and style of nail polish—no worries about the polish to my skin. Just make sure you have a remover soaked into nail polish remover to remove excess polish besides the base of your nail.
Use SPF cream.
Staying at home does not mean that you are protected from UVA and UVB. Sunlight does not only have harmful and damaging effects on your skin. Take note of the light coming from your mobile phones and computers. Did you know that lights coming from your gadgets may harm your skin? Well, I admit before knowing this, I have no intention of using SPF cream to my face. But when I found out about this, I became cautious of putting in some SPF cream. I highly recommend such cream with sunscreen that can protect your skin. It is also better to use an SPF cream that can go along over your makeup.
Tame those eyebrows.
An obvious problem of each lady is maintaining those eyebrows. Well, for me, it is not a big deal because my eyebrows are well maintained. Since I started to go to the salon, I decided to retain the shape and thickness of my brows. You do not want to experience getting out of hand those eyebrows of yours.
So how will you do it on your own since staying at home can give you fuzzy eyebrows? First, you need to brush it up using a brow brush. If you see some strays from below your brow line and between brows, those hairs need to be plucked. Be patient when doing this and do not attempt to experiment for shape. Just focus on how you will clean the messy hairs below your brows. Well, you have all the time since staying at home is the new normal thing now.
Aside from eyebrows, you will start to notice unwanted facial hair. In my case, when I began seeing unwanted hair, I used a particular type of razor to remove fine hairs instead. Well, I do not expect it like a professional service of hair removal. But at least I tried beauty tips to bring beauty in me.
Frizzy hair no more
Do not expect that you will have gorgeous hair when you stay at home. At first, I ignored my hair. I did not bother myself to check the colors and texture of my hair. So when I noticed it and I was shocked by the results. My hair is not the same as before.
I started to think of some remedies to treat damages and to maintain the color of my hair. Aside from not shampooing most of the time, I began to use a dry shampoo. A good brand of dry shampoo can help you extend your time between washes.
But still, my hair is kind of kinky, and it looks unhealthy since staying at home prevents me from going to the hair salon and spa. So to make sure that no more frizzy hair, I used some hair serum to restore and add moisture overnight.
I understand that staying at home will make you feel bored. When I get bored, I look into some hairstyles online and how to do it. But I did not cut my hair, though. I just look into some hair accessories. I tried wearing headbands, hair clips, and checking on hair color, imagining what hair color will suit my skin tone and type of hair.
Sharing My Thoughts on Staying at Home
Staying at home does not excuse you for physical fitness, exercise, and workout. Aside from beauty tips, you should make time on how to train your body muscles.
In my case, I engage myself with exercises. Remember that body movement are essential to maintain proper blood flow in your body. Getting adequate sleep before midnight is one of the beauty secrets that you should not ditch out.