Your Before-Heading-Out Must-Haves For The New Normal
A quick glow up before you step out
We’re facing the new normal looking fresh, polished and ready to paint the town red. Everybody’s talking about that “quarantine glow-up” and we’re sporting just that. Ahead, learn how you can head out confidently and with ease with these before-heading-out essentials for the new normal.
Within a year of dealing with stay-at-home measures, we’ve managed to try a lot of fun recipes. Dalgona coffee, sushi bake, banana bread — you name it, we’ve made it. After all the munching sessions, we’re zeroing in on our pearly whites. Reveal a fresh, clean set of teeth with the Darlie All Shiny White Supreme Enzyme Toothpaste which has natural enzymes that boast stain-fighting power. A great smile is always in style!
Using masks is incredibly essential but can unfortunately exacerbate our lip woes. The friction between our lips and the mask can make our puckers dry and chafed. The solution isn’t to stop wearing masks, of course, but to hydrate your lips with a trusty balm like the Mentholatum Melty Cream Lip. It provides intense hydration and works quickly by melting seamlessly onto lips, giving you long-lasting moisture that's perfect for dry environments. The result is soft, smooth puckers. It also works well as a good lip base primer to create a smooth canvass for your lipstick.
Think you can skip sunscreen when you’re wearing a mask? Not really. Although face masks can provide some shield from the sun, it’s still not enough to protect you from harmful UV rays. Putting on sunscreen is still essential. You’d want to use one that’s not too heavy so it wouldn’t feel stuffy underneath a mask. ANESSA Perfect UV Sunscreen Skincare Milk hits the perfect balance; its milk-like texture is lightweight when applied but can still give enough moisture for comfort — all while protecting your skin from the sun.
During quarantine is the best time to experiment with new hair colour. If it suits you, great. If it doesn’t, you can just try again. No one’s here to see (or judge). Feel free to try different shades without the commitment with KMS Style Color, the first “on/off spray-on colour” that’s perfect for a quick quarantine glow up. All you have to do is shake the can six to ten times and spray away. Don’t worry, it won’t come off unexpectedly on your clothes or pillow. You can even use heat styling tools with it on. Once you’re done having fun, just wash it away and try another shade tomorrow.
Last but definitely not least is a trusty all-around sanitiser. It’s the one thing you shouldn’t forget before you go out. Washing hands is not always convenient when we’re out so having a reliable sanitiser is a must. Choose a safe, gentle sanitiser with strong sterilisation power like the Embiome Health Guard Sanitiser. It’s colourless, odourless and alcohol-free; it protects without making your skin dry.
These days going out feels like a luxury. If you have an opportunity to step out of your home once in a while, make the most out of it by using these essentials. They may be simple touches but a little care goes a long way.
(Cover photo from: Jasmin Chew via Unsplash)