Clean Beauty Tips for Looking Your Best on Zoom
Skin Care in the Age of COVID-19: Clean Beauty Tips for Looking Your Best on Zoom
When you’re working from home, it can be easy to let your normal routines slide. If your old skincare and makeup routine is no longer serving you—let it go! The pandemic is a great time to focus on naturally healthy, radiant skin. Now that fewer people are seeing you in person, you don’t have to worry as much about flawless concealer or wearing a full face of makeup. Instead, give your skin the care it needs for an inside-out glow and take simple beauty steps to look your very best on your next Zoom call.
1. Exfoliate Your Skin
If you haven’t already made exfoliating part of your skincare routine, now is a great time to start. An exfoliating mask helps to remove impurities and dead skin cells, creating healthier, polished skin over time. If your complexion has been looking dull lately, exfoliating is the tool you need to add radiance. An exfoliating mask is something you can incorporate into your skin care routine once or twice a week.
2. Radiate with a Face Mist
If you’re looking for that perfect glowy look on your next important Zoom meeting, try a toning mist. A mist is the perfect way to instantly soothe and rehydrate your
face when it’s feeling dry, and it will give you that perfect radiant glow. You can apply a mist in the morning right after washing your face, or give yourself a spritz any time you need a hydrating pick-me-up in the middle of the day. It’s perfect when you only have 5 minutes between Zoom calls and want to refresh the way you look and feel.
3. Take a Minimalist Approach to Foundation
Unless you’re broadcasting in high-def, the quality of your video over calls means that no one is seeing your face in perfect clarity. Small blemishes or uneven tone that might be visible in person will simply not show up on camera. And that’s doubly true if you’re using Zoom’s new “Touch Up My Appearance” feature.
If you like to wear a full face of foundation in your everyday life, this is a great opportunity to go lighter on your makeup. You might find that it helps to clear up any long-term acne issues. Instead of a thick foundation, consider a light tinted moisturizer, or simply spot conceal any blemishes. Focus on brightening your under-eye area, and let the rest of your face shine with its natural glow.
4. Focus on Simple Beauty
When it comes to makeup for Zoom calls, simple touches that frame your face work best. Makeup experts recommend focusing on three features: your eyebrows, eyes, and lips. And if you like to go bold, highlight just one feature to avoid looking cartoonish. A great basic makeup routine would include an eyebrow pencil, eyebrow gel, matte eye shadow, mascara, and a nude lip or tinted balm. Add eyeliner or a colorful lip for a bolder look. And feel free to pair any makeup look with your most comfortable sweatpants – we’re not telling!