It doesn’t seem we’ll be out of the weeds from social distancing anytime soon, and for good reason. We’ve got to keep not only ourselves, but those in our communities safe as well. In doing so, we’re now able to catch up on things we may not have prioritized in the past. So, along with the increased cooking, working out, bingeing shows, and scrolling through social media, nows also a good time to up the ante in your beauty routine.
I’m not talking about changing your usual skincare regimen, or soaking in a bubble bath more often–which, don’t get me wrong, are important too. I mean indulging in the beauty treatments that are a little more tedious, but have a long term effect.
From finally growing out your brows, to clearing up that bikini line, here are some at-home beauty treatment ideas, and the most effective products that compliment them, to try now!
Grow Out Your Brows
Full, well-arched brows can brighten any face, with or without makeup. But sometimes getting to that point can be a little daunting. The grow-out process for brows isn’t always pretty, so what better time than now?
To help speed things up a bit, I recommend working the RevitaBrow Advanced Eyebrow Conditioner & Serum ($110) by Revitalash Cosmetics into your nighttime routine. Its unique BioPeptin Complex, which includes peptides, lipids, biotin, and green tea extract, help condition and strengthen hairs to reduce their normal breakage. Thus revealing thicker, more luxurious brows. It takes about a month to see the results, but it’s well worth it. RevitaLash Cosmetics is so confident that this serum works that they offer a 60-day product promise. If after 60 days you aren’t completely satisfied, you can return it and receive a full refund!
Switch to Natural Deodorant
The switch to natural deodorant can be tricky at times. Leaving us in a pool of sweat, funk, or both as our bodies rid themselves of the toxins from aluminum-based antiperspirant. Given that in regular circumstances we have to be around other people, and are sometimes engaging in more rigorous activity that causes us to sweat, the switch isn’t always ideal. Now, however, is the perfect time to give it a try if it’s something you’ve been considering.
A few months ago I made the switch to natural deodorant. After several failed attempts, I was able to find a brand and product that actually works for me, for the long term. The product I’ve grown to love is the Megababe Rosy Pits Deodorant ($14). Not only does it have all the benefits of natural deodorant, but it smells delightful and actually works. To help with the transition process, because it does get real funky at times, Megababe offers an underarm detox mask. Happy Pits ($16) works to draw out impurities, exfoliate, and clarify the skin in that area. So it makes the switch a bit more bearable.
Clear Up Your Bikini Line
Having ingrown hairs, razor bumps, and scars on the bikini line is the worst. Especially now that most bathing suits have a higher cut than they used to. Showing off that area is sometimes inevitable, and if you’re someone who is insecure about it, now could be the time to clear things up.
Enter: PFB Vanish Ultra ($37.95). I’ve been using it for about a year now and it’s made a world of difference. I actually wrote an entire post on it, and put together a video with before and after photos so you can see the results for yourself. It takes about 4 to 6 weeks to begin seeing a difference, so you’ll be all set for future beach trips. God willing we’ll be able to take part in the usual summer activities.
Boost Hair Health From Within
Now that we’re confined to our homes, we can ease up on the manipulation of our hair and focus on retaining its health. This is a great time to begin deep conditioning once a week, using protein treatments once a month–and sticking to them.
To complement these external treatments, it’s also a good time to look into all-natural hair health supplements. For almost two months, I’ve been taking Nutrafol, which is meant to help boost hair health from within. And when I talk about hair health, I’m not solely referencing length. Mainly because a lot of times that depends on your genetics. Nutrafol helps to reduce shedding while also improving shine, strength, and hair density. It’s “Synergen Complex” is physician-formulated and works against triggers of hair loss, and you’ll begin seeing results within 3 to 6 months.
The team at Nutrafol was kind enough to give me a 25% off code to share with readers, so be sure to click this link and use the code GROW25 at checkout!
Tend To Your Feet
The cold winter weather may have left your feet in not so great shape. They may feel dry, rough, and not particularly ready for sandals just yet. So nows the time to put them through a little rehabilitation. And one of the most effective products, Baby Foot ($25), happens to be the least aesthetically pleasing, so this is the best moment to give it a try.
Baby Foot is an at-home foot peel with a unique formula of 17 types of all-natural extracts that allow your feet to exfoliate themselves. In 1 to 2 weeks it removes dead skin cells leaving your feet feeling incredibly smooth.