Beauty Edition: 20 Things to Do When You’re Stuck at Home

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You’re not the only one who’s feeling bored in the house or in the house, bored. People throughout the nation (and world!) are going a little stir-crazy due to shelter-in-place orders—hence the viral coronavirus anthem by rap artists Tyga and Curtis Roach.

While staying at home feels unbearable at times, there are other ways to pass the time other than watching movies for hours (not that there’s anything wrong with that). Check out our list of 20 beauty and wellness-related things to do during these long days of self-isolation, and click the links for more information.

Incorporate the following activities into your “quarantine and chill” regimen to refresh your mind, body and beauty routine.

Try a new makeup look

Experiment with the latest makeup trends, including rainbow eyeshadow and glitter eyeliner. Read more...

Pamper your hands

Your hardworking hands have been disinfecting everything under the sun, so make sure to give your phalanges some much needed TLC. Read more...


Throw a virtual dance party

Just because you can’t leave the house doesn’t mean you can’t party! Dress up and get ready for some online fun. Read more...


Experiment with clay-infused skincare

Make it your mission to heal your skin during quarantine with a little help from this powerful skin-cleansing ingredient. Read more...


Clean out your beauty bag

Chances are you’ve been holding on to expired products for a little longer than you’d like to admit. Now is the perfect time to get rid of old skincare and makeup. Read more...


Upgrade your morning smoothie

Pump up your smoothies by adding unexpectedly delicious and energy-boosting ingredients like maca and mushroom powder. Read more...


Begin your hair growth journey

Begin growing out your hair by frequently conditioning, moisturizing your roots, and laying off the hot tools—or stopping heat exposure completely! Read more...


Clear up acne

Tone, spot treat, and let your skin breathe while you shelter in place for clearer skin with fewer flare-ups. Read more...


Start a bullet journal

Record (and actually follow through with) everything from your wellness goals to wish lists by creating a colorful bullet journal. Read more...


Give yourself a facial

Since you can’t go to an esthetician, become one! Arm yourself with a deep cleansing facial mask, exfoliating gel, skin resurfacing peel, and hydrating eye cream to pamper your complexion from home. Read more...


Dry brush your skin

Sweeping a body brush over your skin helps boost circulation, exfoliate build up and unclog pores, so you can emerge from quarantine with fresh, smooth skin. Read more...


Cook with more super foods

Upgrade your at-home menu with foods that not only taste good, but also promote healthier skin like salmon, tomatoes, bell peppers, and dark chocolate. Read more...


Get rid of chapped lips

Invest in potent (and occasionally tasty) lip scrubs for your smoothest smile yet. Read more...


Take more midday naps

Catch up on some z’s and beautify your hair, skin, and body in the process. Read more...


Tone up…without having to lift a finger

Body scrubs, oils, and lotions help sculpt your body, so you can reach your fitness goals without having to exert considerable energy. Read more...


Turn your tub into a DIY spa

Kickstart relaxation with a soothing soak that will refresh your mind, body and soul. Read more...


Experiment with a new brow look

Bored with your brows? Instantly alter your arches with a virtual brow try-on, then recreate your favorite look. Read more...


Make collagen-infused golden milk

Craft a collagen-infused concoction made from a comforting combination of cinnamon, coconut milk, and turmeric. Read more...


Find the best shampoo and conditioner for your hair type

Update your shower routine with the proper cleansing and conditioning formulas for your hair type. Read more...


Learn how to layer skincare correctly

Finally learn how to apply your skincare products properly to reap the most benefits. Read more...