People Share Their Beauty Routines Before The Pandemic vs. Now

With so many of us spending more time at home than ever, and businesses like salons and spas closed or operating with adjusted safety protocols, our wardrobes and beauty routines have inevitably changed.

Some people are using this time of quarantine and social distancing to take a break from wearing makeup every day and focusing on skin care. Others are letting their hair (both on their head and the rest of their body) do its thing. Above all, people are re-evaluating their relationship with beauty, questioning how much they do for themselves and how much they do because of what others or society expects of them.

Below, people break down their pre- and post-pandemic beauty routines.

Patrice Grell Yursik, writer and creator of Afrobella in Chicago

“I was raised to think of makeup as a daily necessity. I didn’t go to the supermarket without at least a

Read More

Top designers share their secrets for creating a productive home office

Yahoo Life is committed to finding you the best products at the best prices. We may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page. Pricing and availability are subject to change.

Yes, it's possible to create a calm work space at home. (Photo: Havenly)
Yes, it’s possible to create a calm work space at home. (Photo: Havenly)

With all of us conducting business from our counters and sofas these days, having a dedicated home office is on everyone’s wish list. Case in point: Havenly, an online interior design service, says that requests for home offices skyrocketed from 6 percent in 2019 to 26 percent today. And since February requests have gone up 160 percent.

“It all jumped the week of March 16, when the world went indoors,” says Lee Mayer, CEO of Havenly. “Even when we can go back, more people will work from home than ever before. So having a space you can be productive in will

Read More