Working from home has its perks—you get to save time and money from not having to commute to work, plus you get to have a more relaxed and comfortable work environment within the confines of your home.
You can also dress down and even work in your pajamas if you feel like it.
While being comfy is a tempting perk you might want to take advantage of in this arrangement, maintaining a beauty routine can actually make you more productive.
To help you get started, here are some beauty tips you can use for that effortless glow even while working from home.
- Start with a cleansing routine.
Cleansing your face is the first step to any beauty and skincare routine. Using a gentle cleanser with a pH-balanced formula goes a long way in making your face feel soft and fresh throughout the day. Besides cleaning your face, it also helps to exfoliate and improve circulation. When applying your face wash, use your middle and ring fingers so that the pressure remains light. Afterward, rinse it off with water and gently pat your skin dry.
- Keep your skin hydrated with moisturizers.
Before your skin fully dries, apply some moisturizer to make sure your skin remains hydrated. For best results, choose a moisturizer that works best for your skin type. For those with dry skin, choose one that can help increase collagen production. For those with acne-prone and oily skin, go for moisturizers with a light formula. Make sure your moisturizer and cleanser is free from alcohol.
- Brighten your eyes.
Curling your lashes and brushing your brows will make your eyes look brighter, which works well with or without makeup. It’s an easy, low maintenance trick. Curling your lashes is a simple step to making your eyes look more wide awake and open. Brushing your brows upwards and outwards when you hit the arch gives them that lifted look that goes great with your curled eyelashes.
- Apply lip gloss or lip balm.
Besides hydrating your lips, a good lip gloss or lip balm also gives you a nice flush for that gorgeous low-key look that you can rock while working from home. Lip balms also have a soothing effect on your lips, and some even provide a measure of protection against bacteria.
- Go for simple yet classic hairstyles.
If you have wavy or curly hair, you can apply a leave-on all-natural curl cream to give it a better definition that lasts throughout the day. A good serum will keep your hair soft and shiny without leaving any sticky residue. You can then wear your hair as it is.
You can also wear a headband, braid your hair after you shower, or put it up in an updo for a quick and easy way to keep your hair out of your face.
Maintaining a beauty routine doesn’t necessarily mean having a full-on makeup process.
It can be something simple and light just to help you feel good and beautiful throughout the day.
And of course, to get the most out of your beauty routine, make sure to take care of yourself by drinking water regularly and taking breaks from work.