Condé Nast Traveller · The Best At-Home Beauty Kits and Treatments, According to Experts
As we enter another month in quarantine, life as we know it has changed completely. All of our daily routines have been rearranged, which means we have to adjust and find new ways to be self-sufficient.
Since our favorite salons, barbershops, and spas remain closed across much of the country, it has become harder to keep up with regular beauty rituals. But just because those places are closed doesn't mean we can’t enjoy a treatment or two at home.
We spoke with a few industry experts, including Rihanna’s manicurist and Steph Curry's barber, to get professional tips on how to achieve the best looks from the comfort of your own home.
Keep reading to see what you can try for yourself—from at-home manicures to haircut tutorials—and keep you at-home grooming checklist covered.
“For me, an at-home spa experience doesn’t have to be complicated,” says Chanel’s skincare expert, Melanie Grant. “Sometimes the simple act of setting aside a little time for yourself is enough to de-stress and decompress. Masking is the best way to infuse the complexion with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and actives, with minimal effort. Focus on what your skin needs at the time, or mix and match to target multiple concerns simultaneously. Recently, I’ve been applying a mask and letting it infuse while I catch up on emails or soak in the tub. Simply apply with your fingertips and allow it to activate for 15 to 20 minutes before removing with tepid water. I’ve been using the Chanel Hydra Beauty Camellia Repair mask because my skin has been a little dry and devitalized. I love this mask as you can apply a thick layer and remove after 20 minutes or you can use it as a sleeping mask by applying a finer layer and simply massage it in before going to bed.”
Grant says she always keeps Biologique Cryo-Sticks in the fridge. “They’re incredible for de-puffing, soothing, reducing inflammation and reactivity, and sculpting. You can also run them over a sheet mask to boost absorption and combine masking and massaging in one step.”