There’s a lot of fun to be had during conference calls. They’re often tense and back-to-back, so anything to lighten the mood, even to yourself, makes the whole thing more bearable.
Some people dress only from the waste up for example (ahem… or so we’ve heard).
But what you show on the screen is no joke.
Whether it’s Skype, Zoom or Facetime, being out of the office is no excuse to look anything but professional, wide awake and ready for business.
So here’s how it’s done.
Let’s start with the basics.
Ordinarily, your skin will have picked up all kinds of grime en route to the office. Public transport in general is a cesspit of germs and bacteria. So you’re already one step ahead of the game by not being exposed to this. But that’s no excuse to get sloppy.
This is where our Essential Skincare Routine, really comes into its own. Just 5 minutes in the morning and 5 at night, cleansing and moisturising, for clearly visible results. You won’t just look cleaner, you’ll feel a hell of a lot fresher too. And, not that your colleagues will ever know, but it’s worth mentioning - you’ll smell terrific.
With the daily commute out of the equation, most of us have at least an hour extra every day to play with.
So, that face-mask that’s been sitting on your bathroom countertop; you know, the one you will get round to using just as soon as you have some time to indulge yourself. Now is that time.
Noone is saying that you should be wearing them on your calls (obviously) but you can have one on at any time of the day when you are working alone.
Our Cell Regeneration Mask penetrates the skin with rich nutrients creating an even skin-tone and increasing moisture levels while simultaneously reducing sebum content. (Sebum is that oily secretion that the skin produces and, trust me, the camera picks up on any kind of shine and displays it as an ugly grease).
With no one peering over your shoulder, the odd day time power nap, is a regular occurrence - and nothing to be ashamed of.
There are strong arguments to support the fact that they maximise efficiency and are, in fact, advisable, provided they remain below half an hour.
But, if you are taking advantage of this ‘perk’, you’d better be extra specially careful that when you get on that call, you’re looking alert, bright-eyed and ready for action.
Eye drops are always a good bet.
But the more decadent among you may reach for an eye serum, eliminating any dark circles or puffiness. Tap it into the skin beneath your eyes and you’ll look well-slept and invigorated.
While ‘bed head’ is a great look when styled intentionally, no one wants to see the real thing. Investing in a good Shampoo and Conditioner really pays dividends when it comes to keeping you hair thick, healthy and strong. Both Hommage’s Healthy Hair Anchoring Shampoo and our Hair Treatment Conditioner contain a rare blend of plant extracts that add shine and trap in moisture.
From there, style as you wish.
And there you have it.
Make the most of the extra time and get ready for your close up.