It's easy for anxiety and stress to run rampant when every news outlet, friend and family member is talking about Coronavirus. Here, beauty experts share their at-home self-care routines that help them to relax and salvage some normalcy in their day-to-day lives.
“My beauty and wellness mantra is to stay consistent. Beauty and wellness routines can be time consuming but they are extremely beneficial when followed. I’m a firm believer that feeling good starts with looking good and taking the time to put that extra effort in daily to boost your self-confidence and show your best self to the world. In addition, ALWAYS eat breakfast. You are what you eat and a healthy breakfast starts an energy packed day.”—Carolyn Aronson, Hairstylist, CEO and Founder of It’s a 10 Haircare
“I suggest reaching for antioxidant-rich foods such as berries, tomatoes, eggplant, carrots and dark leafy green vegetables as well as allowing yourself 10 minutes every morning when you wake up to calm your nervous system and gently pull yourself out of your head (fear and anxiety) and into your body. Together these daily tips will allow your body to not only relax physically but will also energetically and emotionally allow your body to get out of fight-or-flight mode.—Amie Valpone, HHC, AADP and Lycored Ambassador
“I prioritize exercise to keep my mind and body feeling strong. Even when self-isolating it is ok to go for a run or walk as long as you keep your distance from others. Otherwise I find a HIIT workout video on YouTube and use this option instead.”—Mary Bond, registered nurse and co-founder of The Hello Cup
“I always put myself together every morning, that’s what starts my day. I begin with my skincare routine, and then I focus on my brows; I always make sure no new hairs are growing (and tweeze if needed) before I fill them in. Whether I’m going to work or the supermarket, if my face is put together and I’m dressed up, I’m ready to take on the day!”—Meri Desevic, Brow Expert and President of Lilibeth New York
“At home my biggest self-care is shedding my work clothes at the door and taking a shower. This not only prevents me from bringing microbes home and cleanses me, but also the hot shower helps me to lower my blood pressure, open my pores and relaxes me.”—Purvisha Patel, board-certified dermatologist and founder of Visha Skincare
“Fitness is the best thing for me when it comes to self-care. Whether I’m stressed or feeling a little down, if I’m able to do workout or some cardio (the versaclimber is my favorite) it always helps me reset and clear my mind! Also never underestimate the value of rest!”—Courtney Summers, MUA and founder of VaultBeauty