Whether it’s a new car, a household pet, or a set of curtains, it feels good to occasionally switch things up. When it comes to your own personal appearance, this is especially so – and it’s never been easier to make a few changes from the comfort of your home.
You don’t need to go to a fancy salon to refresh the look of your hair. In fact, most women do it from home: a poll of Good Housekeeping readers put the number at 82%. Before you get started, you’ll need to invest in a few key items, the most important of which is probably latex-free gloves. You don’t, after all, want your hands to be discoloured for the several days after you’ve performed the rite.
If you’ve never dyed your hair before, then recruit a friend to help out – the chances are strong that you know someone with the requisite experience!
Flaws in your teeth can nowadays be corrected with the help of a veneer. These are generally made from either resin or ceramics, and can be either surgically cemented into your jawline, or clipped on. Of course standard veneers can be very expensive, costing a lot of money. The surgery will set you back several grand for every tooth you cover; the clip-on veneers cost cost just a few hundred for an entire set. Moreover, a set of clip-ons can be applied from the comfort of your own home.
If you aren’t adequately moisturising, you might find that your skin periodically erupts into blotches. Correct this using a water-based moisturiser, ideally with built-in suntan-lotion.
Getting your eyebrows threaded professionally is always worthwhile – provided that the professional in question knows what they’re doing, and you aren’t going to be walking around wearing a look of perpetual befuddlement for the next few weeks. But you can also adjust your brows from the comfort of your home, too: use a pencil to fill in the spaces, and a tinted gel to ensure that any crooked strands are kept firmly in position.
Make-up is a category so broad that covering it here would be impossible. Fortunately, there are thousands of ‘experts’ offering make-up advice via sites like Youtube, and some of that advice is perfectly reasonable. We’d suggest proceeding cautiously – start with something low-key, so that you don’t waste hours of your life producing hideousness.
Of course, one of the most revolutionary steps you can take where makeup is concerned is to simply wear less of it. Aside from altering your look, this might save you days of time over the course of a year, with which you’ll be able to read more, exercise more, and generally do more.