If you've been working from home for the past couple of weeks, you’ll know remote work can take some getting used to. But following a routine each day can help maintain some semblance of normalcy.
For instance, were beauty routines a big part of your day before heading to the office? Doing your skincare and makeup can help you feel more ready to take on your tasks, particularly if you have frequent video work calls.
If you don't feel like putting on a full face of makeup, you can rock a fresh, natural look instead. Check out our easy step-by-step guide to looking presentable for your next video call below!
1. Cleanse your face.
The first step to any beauty routine should be cleansing—plus it wakes you right up. Choose a gentle, pH-balanced facial wash that won’t strip your skin of its natural oils, but still leaves you feeling fresh and clean. For oily skin, use a product such as Pond's Acne Clear Anti-Acne Facial Wash. Use a pea-sized amount, gently massage onto your skin, rinse, and lightly pat to dry.
2. Apply moisturizer.
Everyone needs to moisturize—yup, even you oily-skinned gals! Those with dry skin should choose moisturizers that can help boost collagen production such as Pond's Flawless Radiance Derma+ Day Cream. On the other hand, those with oily and acne-prone skin should look for lighter formulas like the Pond's White Beauty Day Cream SPF15. Apply your moisturizer right after cleansing, before your face totally dries. Damp skin will absorb your moisturizer better.
3. Conceal any blemishes.
No need to go in with your heavy-duty concealer. Your colleagues will be seeing you through a pixelated webcam, after all! Apply Pond's Age Miracle Cell ReGen Anti-Aging Expert BB+ Cream to your under-eye area, the inner corners, and on any other prominent blemishes. Blend the product in with your fingers or a makeup sponge for a natural finish.
4. Brush up your brows.
Don't forget to groom your brows, as they can look washed out during video calls. If you have no time to fill them in, use a tinted brow gel instead. Use the product to brush your brows straight up, but once you hit the arch, go in an upwards and outwards direction. The result: full, fluffy brows!
5. Swipe on tinted lip balm.
If you’re blessed with naturally rosy lips, swipe on Vaseline Petroleum Jelly to help keep them smooth and hydrated. Tinted lip balms can also help you fake a subtle, low-maintenance flush on your puckers. Apply a few more coats if you want to build up the color. Voila, a subtle, natural tint that enhances your complexion!
It’s quick and simple, but this routine can go a long way in making you look more polished. You may be working from home, but video meetings still call for a professional look, after all.
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