At Book Club earlier this week, my girlfriends and I started comparing notes about the changes in our beauty routines brought about by COVID-19. Mostly, these changes are “minuses” – we are doing less – and DIYs. We are wearing less (or no) makeup. We are wearing extensions (hair and lash) less. We are washing our hair less frequently. We are doing our own pedicures. We are coloring our own hair. We are no longer wearing heels. After all, we are working from home, we are not attending glamorous events, we are not being photographed out, indeed, some of us are not going out at all. We are being seen by so fewer people, despite constant Zoom calls.
This conversation led to another one – one about what we do (and continue to do) for ourselves, versus what we do for others. And we identified a number of rituals we are sticking to, even though they are seen by no one other than ourselves.
Many of us still light fragrant candles in our homes. Not because we are inviting people over, but because we love how they smell and they make us happy.
One of us still buys fresh flowers for her home on a weekly basis. For her own pleasure. This may be something that I need to start doing…
One of us continues to buy art for her home, despite not hosting her usual fabulous dinner parties.
Has your beauty routine changed? And which rituals are you sticking to, even though no one sees them?