For the weeks (and likely months) ahead, our lives are all about self-isolation due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We won’t be face to face with families, friends, colleagues, or dating app matches for an indefinite amount of time, and, as a result, a lot of people will probably let their grooming regimen slide.

That’s understandable, since our barbers and stylists are also quarantined, but there’s a good argument for maintaining some semblance of your regular routine during this time. It provides structure – bookends to your day, a break from the new work-from-home routine, and can even provide some much needed optimism despite all the depressing news stories we hear each day.

So here are some ways you can keep on top of your grooming habits, or even build some new ones.

How Not to Let Your Grooming Habits Fall to the Wayside During Self-Isolation

So, your hair is getting long, and all of the salons are closed because of a global pandemic. Unless you’re lucky enough to be quarantined with a hair care professional, you might be getting desperate for a trim. Stylists will advise you to avoid getting too overzealous with your scissors, but sometimes you’re left with no choice. Cutting your hair is more complicated than it looks, and this guide is not one-size-fits-all, but it should help you at least figure out the basics on where to start and help you avoid a DIY disaster.

How to Cut Your Own Hair at Home

The market is flooded with different ranges of peel off face masks, but there is always a chance that those chemically synthesized products may not suit your skin type. If you opt for DIY peel off masks at home, you need not worry about skin compatibility issues and expiry dates. Moreover, homemade face masks will save you a lot of money. So put your best face forward and learn everything you need to know about peel off masks for your face.

How to Make Peel Off Masks at Home

Staying home is the best way to combat the spread of the coronavirus, but remaining indoors for extended periods of time could lead to skin damage. Learn how to keep your skin healthy while you’re stuck at home by clicking the following link.

How to Keep Your Skin Healthy

Now that nonessential businesses like nail salons have closed down because of the coronavirus, (some of us personally feel that they ARE essential services … LOL), many are struggling with upkeep during lockdown without the help of professionals. One of the most popular Google topics during this period of quarantine has been “how to take off acrylics,” a service we can no longer take for granted.  Check out this link for manicure tips and how to remove gel polish and acrylic nails at home!

How to Remove Fake Nails at Home and More Nail Tips

And for those at home in self isolation with a little bit of extra time on your “hands”, if you’ve always wanted to learn how to apply acrylic nails yourself – this is the perfect time.  Click the following link for an Acrylic Nail Tutorial – How to Apply Acrylic for Beginners.  And if you mess up, no one will notice as long as you don’t show your hands next time you are talking with friends or family online!

How to Apply Acrylic for Beginners.

 

Meet Renee.  She is a hairstylist in Keswick, ON who is currently out of work due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  She has been doing hair for 6 years and specializes in hair colouring services.

Being unable to work on clients in or out of the salon, she has decided to post tutorial videos on her social media pages to stay connected to her clients and hopefully help them during self isolation.

https://www.facebook.com/732352266877896/videos/1930925707052484/

https://www.facebook.com/732352266877896/videos/2601550050125834/

 

 

When it comes to preventing the spread of infectious diseases like Covid-19, nothing beats good old-fashioned handwashing.

But if water and soap aren’t available, your next best option is to use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol.

Unless you have a stockpile of store-bought hand sanitizer, you’ll likely have a hard time finding any at a store or online right now. Due to the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus, most retailers can’t keep up with the demand for hand sanitizer.

The good news? All it takes is three ingredients to make your own hand sanitizer at home. Click here to find out how.

https://www.healthline.com/health/how-to-make-hand-sanitizer

You Probably Touch Your Face 16 Times an Hour – Here’s How to Stop!

We all do it. We touch our faces countless times every day. An itchy nose, tired eyes, wiping your mouth with the back of your hand are all things we do without a second thought.

However, touching your face can significantly increase the risk of infection with flu or cold viruses, but especially the new coronavirus.

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/how-to-not-touch-your-face