An important aspect of self-care is basic grooming and hygiene, and without the need to leave the house every day, that can take a backseat. It’s understandable, since you can attend work meetings sans pants and have your own happy hours well before 5 p.m.
Your daily routines have changed quite a bit, but that doesn’t mean you need to neglect your beauty regimens, especially if they boost your self-esteem and give you a sense of control in this strange, chaotic time. Use any of the items below, and you’ll feel like a glowing goddess in no time — all without breaking your budget. (See also: The 5 Best Eyelash Curlers)
Top 5 Stay-At-Home Beauty Essentials
amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo
amika Perk Up dry shampoo was voted one of the best dry shampoos by several publications because it can help improve hair health with each use. The ultra-lightweight, talc-free mist is formulated to clean and refresh hair, absorb excess oil and dirt, add volume, refresh the roots, and shape without buildup. The nutrient-rich, vegan, dry shampoo contains sea buckthorn berry extract, which is high in antioxidants, vitamins, and healthy fatty acids. This helps repair split ends, impart shine, and strengthen and nourish hair.
This dry shampoo is perfect for when you want to extend your style an additional day without washing. It’s ideal for all hair types, including color treated hair, and does not leave any powdery white residue behind. It also has over 1,000 five-star reviews on Amazon.
Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair
Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair can visibly fade the look of stubborn wrinkles and crow’s feet, brighten skin tone, smooth fine lines and texture, and protect the skin from the sun’s damaging rays with SPF 30. It combines Retinol SA with hyaluronic acid and glucose complex, an exclusive booster that delivers pure stabilized retinol into the skin’s surface, leaving skin smoother. The exclusive sustained action works to continuously moisturize and renew the look of skin throughout the day, helping to smooth wrinkles fast and diminish the look of age spots.
It is backed by outstanding reviews online and has over 4,500 four-star reviews on Amazon.
Sally Hansen Cream Hair Remover Kit
The Sally Hansen Cream Hair Remover Duo Kit has remained one of the most popular pain-free hair removal creams for the face, upper lip, and chin area for women. After using the gentle hair remover cream, you can use the extra care skin conditioning lotion to soothe and moisturize the skin. The kit is also enhanced by collagen and vitamin E to soften and smooth the skin, as well as willow herb and pumpkin seed extracts to reduce the appearance of hair regrowth.
Since you can’t get to the salon for a wax or threading, this is your best bet for at-home hair removal. Many users found that the vanilla scent is much better than most other hair removal products. It also has over 1,500 four-star reviews on Amazon.
Hempz Original Herbal Moisturizer
Hempz Original Herbal Moisturizer is one of Amazon’s best-sellers and top rated items, with more than 6,500 5-star reviews. This lotion is a cult classic because it absorbs quickly into the skin, leaving no greasy residue behind. It contains 100% pure natural hemp seed oil and other pure herbal extracts. It will moisturize and protect your skin for 12 hours using essential fatty acids, key amino acids, Shea butter, and ginseng. It also contains vitamins A, C, and E, which can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and stretch marks.
Most reviewers describe the scent as light and fresh, but if you aren’t a fan, there are a number of other options available, like green tea with Asian pear, sweet pineapple and honey melon, and fresh coconut and watermelon.
Tweezerman Stainless Steel Slant Tweezer
The best-selling, award-winning Tweezerman Stainless Steel Slant Tweezers have been recommended by professional makeup artists, celebrities, and models. The stainless steel tips are hand-filed, sharp enough for precision hair removal, perfectly aligned, and have a 25-degree angled edge, which works well against the brow bone. Stainless steel is safer than other types of metals, so these shouldn’t cause skin irritation or infections. They are also available in a range of colors.
These high-quality tweezers are backed by outstanding online reviews, including over 3,000 four-star reviews on Amazon.
And those are our recommendations for the best stay-at-home kitchen essentials. As always, be sure to check Wise Bread’s Buying Calendar to learn when and how to buy just about anything!