Hairy situation: 7 tips from Redding beauty specialists to hold us over at home – Record Searchlight

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Aly Evirs, owner of Boheme Salon and Spa in Redding, offers tips for self care while staying home. Redding Record Searchlight

Withnon-essential businesses like hair salons and spasclosed during the coronavirus crisis, people are left to their own devices to cut (or not to cut)their own hair and care for skin rubbed raw from hand-washing and masks.

Thosewho make theirliving grooming and caring for clients in Redding'sdry climate offered these tips to tide us over untilsalons, barbershops and spasopen again.

1. Take a break."Take this time to let your skin and hair breathe," Boheme Salon and Spa owner Aly Evirs said.Skip the hot tools, like curling irons. Condition more often. Useless makeup. Be consistent with yourskin care routine, but keep it simple.

2. Treat problem areas, like those where masksrubbed skin raw. Use extra moisturizer on your hands and face,especially at night. It can helpheal skin while you'resleeping, "and repair (its) barrier function to protect against mask burn and rubbing,"Evirs said.

3. Calm things down.People are feeling a lot of anxiety from coronavirus fears, economic stressand other concerns.Expressions Beauty Training vocational school owner Leah Robisonrecommends using essential oils to elevate your mood and help you relax, sleep, breath clearly and detoxify. She also suggests takinga bath. Apply body lotion after, takingtime to massage it into your skin.

Leah Robison, owner of Expressions Beauty Training vocational school in Redding, offers tips for self care while staying home. Redding Record Searchlight

4. Care for hands and nails after washing hands.Moisturize nails with hand lotion or cuticle oil,Redding nail technician Jewelia Bill said. Otherwise, cuticles candry out andpeel painfully, especially with all thathand-washing andsanitizer.Keep fingernailstrimmed, and use a fine-grain nail file one with a180 grit that won't tear nails, Bill said. Meanwhile, you can use this time to heal nails after months of gel polish and acrylics.

5. Drink plenty of water. Usingcleaners that kill the coronavirus can behard on yourbody. Make sure you're getting enough water"for overall health"and to removetoxins absorbed through skin and inhaled,Evirs said.

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6. Style, but don't cut your hair.Evirs understands what it's like when locks growout of control."I have a very modern mullet going on," she saidlaughing. But she still doesn't recommend cuttingyour own hair.Instead, change your part ortrim short hair around your ears or neck to subtly improve your look.

7. Prepare for Zoomand other online chats like you would if you were going out."Ditch the pajamas for some normal clothes," Evirs said.Light makeup evens outskin toneand make people look their best on camera.

Jessica Skropanic is features reporter for the Record Searchlight/USA Today Network. She covers lifestyle andentertainment stories, andweekly arts featured.a.t.e. Followher on Twitter @RS_JSkropanicand on Facebook. Join Jessica in theGet Out! Nor Calrecreation Facebook group. To support and sustain this work, please subscribe today. Thank you.

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