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Your Favourite DIY Self-Care Products During Lockdown


By David Saunders | UPDATED: 11:28, 07 April 2020

With most of us staying indoors while we work from home or self-isolate, now is the perfect time to experiment with our beauty routines and try out new methods!

As a result, analysed search volumes and conducted a survey in a bid to discover how people are altering their beauty and self-care routines.

What are the most popular DIY beauty products? analysed recent beauty search trends online to discover which items people are attempting to recreate themselves during lockdown! *

They found that the most popular products to make at home are as follows:

  1. Shampoo (33,120)

  2. Conditioner (16,720)

  3. Lipstick (16,310)

  4. Face masks (16,020)

  5. Lip balm (13,850)

With nail shops being closed for business we will see a spike in DIY hand and foot care; This month, on average, there have been 3,850 searches on how to make your own acrylic nails and 1,410 searches of how to make your own nail polish.

Beauty habits

After surveying 1,640 beauty lovers, found that 87% can see themselves running out of beauty products during lockdown, and 76% stated they have struggled to find items they need in supermarkets.

As a result, 83% of respondents are considering making their own, with the most popular product being face masks (24% would make their own). Despite this, 27% admit to already having stockpiled their favourite products.

With 62% now giving more of a priority to self-care and beauty, over half (55%) have included additional steps in their routine since lockdown – 42% state this is because they have more time in the morning, and 33% do it out of boredom!

Expert self-care tips to try at home!

With most of us staying indoors, now is the perfect time to go make-up free and make the most of looking after our skin.

There are lots of things in our households that can help our skin when the shops are closed. Dr Asher Siddiqi, medical aesthetic expert at Transform, has shared his top tips and advice:

  • For dry skin; banana, honey, coconut oil, egg whites and oats can all help make it feel more hydrated.

  • For oily skin; honey, oats and eggs also work wonders and yoghurt can also help.

  • Milk combined with a few drops of lemon can work as a moisturising cleanser.

  • Coconut oil combined with coffee granules or sugar, can act as a great alternative body scrub.

  • Mashing a tomato and placing it on your face for 10-15 minutes can also help skin feel more toned.

  • Lemon, sugar and olive oil is a great hydrating exfoliator and using papaya with honey and egg whites can help stimulate the skin and make it look fresher.

There are lots of vegetables and fruits that can be used and as they are very safe it is an easy way to experiment with what works well for your skin.

The most important thing is to make sure that we’re maintaining a healthy, well-balanced diet full of fruit and vegetables – at least five-a-day or more. Avoid processed, sugary, high-in-salt foods to keep yourselves mentally and physically well, as well as your skin healthy.

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