While we’re all at home scrolling through social media feeds, attending online meetings and social distancing, having a ‘look’ feels so unnecessary and sometimes impossible.

Here’s how celebrities are keeping their look together while staying at home. Stick with these tips and don’t get caught off guard by a video call or emergency food run again.

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Nomzamo Mbatha – give your skin (and hair) a break

Not everyone has flawless skin like Nomzamo Mbatha, but all skin deserves a break from all the foundation, concealers and tints we use to cover up imperfections.

A clean, moisturised face is a great low maintenance lockdown look and can also contribute to better health for your skin over time.

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Renate Stuurman – don’t neglect your fro

You may have thought ahead and put your hair up in a protective style before the lockdown, but weeks later and it’s time to take your hair down, even though there is no hair salon appointment in sight.

One of the most important and sometimes challenging things about maintaining natural hair is detangling it. Knots and matting can form easily when you don’t comb or care for your hair regularly. Detangle and try a simple DIY protective style.

Jessica Nkosi – wig out

Whether you’re heading out on an emergency run or just want to look and feel like you used to, putting on a good wig can make all the difference.

Wearing a wig can also be part of your protective routine. Maintain a protective style under a satin bonnet or head wrap under your wig to keep your natural hair healthy, intact and protected from pulling and unnecessary manipulation.


Crystal-Donna Roberts – keep it simple

If you aren’t sure about make-up then keep it simple. Going to the shop sometimes is just about the only outing you are guaranteed for a while so the temptation to dress up for the occasion can be real.

Simple lip colour and well-brushed brows can go a long way to giving you a put-together look, even if you don’t want to wear a whole face of make-up.