Self-isolation is sweeping people into their homes, across the globe, but this doesn’t mean your beauty regimes need to be swept aside too.
While many essential key workers are working tirelessly in the effort, lots of us are working from home, or away from work entirely, meaning we have more some extra time.
Hopefully these tips will inspire you to use some of this time for vegan beauty self-care rituals, if that is something that will help during this stressful time.
1. Spend time on your skincare
Commuting on top of working full-time means it can be difficult to find time for a substantial skincare routine (especially in the morning). If you find yourself with extra minutes on your hands, why not spend them improving your skincare game?
Something that usually takes a backseat when we are busy, is face masking, so you could take the time to indulge in one now. Green People makes a clay purifying mask full of effective ingredients including clay, willow and activated charcoal. My other top pics include B. by Superdrug and Lani (to list a few).
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To make the most of your favourite facial oils, you can try giving yourself a face massage, which can help relieve stress and increase mental wellbeing. Check out this video by vegan make-up artist Em J.
2. Go naked
NO, not that kind of naked, cheeky! Keep your face naked; now is the perfect time to let your skin have a break from make-up.
Wearing no makeup can create a sense of self-confidence. Now’s a brilliant time to learn to love the skin you were naturally born in, from the comfort of your own sofa.
3. Wash your make-up brushes
Washing your makeup brushes is therapeutic and so important. It's no beauty secret that many people leave too much time between brush washes, so make the most of any spare time, and keep your brushes hygienic and clean.
Don’t worry if you don’t have any special brush-cleaning product.
You can follow the easy beauty hack below to clean them: Use anti-bacterial washing up liquid to clean and any conditioner to, you guessed it, condition.
Self-isolation time is the perfect time to refresh your makeup vanity.
You may have the time now to go through all your products, and I mean all your products, and have a declutter. You can decide what you products you need and organize them.
Any new items, that are still in excellent condition, can be donated to charities like Emmeline’s Pantry, which provide food, clothes, toiletries and baby items to women in need and their families.
5. Try something new
Have you never gone bold with makeup...? Well, now’s the time to try it! Who’s going to see it? You never know what looks you might discover and how they may make you feel.
For instance, you could try a heavy eyeliner makeup look, if it’s not something you wear daily. In the picture above, I used MUA Shadow Liner Black Noir to create a smokey eye. This was totally out of my comfort zone, as I normally stick to subtle, natural shades.
You could try anything, from bold pinks in the Violet Voss HG palette, to neon shades in the MUA Neon Palette. The make-up world is literally your (vegan) (let’s have that debate another time) oyster.
You can find out more about vegan and cruelty-free beauty on Plant Based News' dedicated Instagram account PBN Beauty