A Muslim woman must always look at her best, even when she is at home. Whether you are a stay home mom or a remote employee, some simple tips to take care of yourself will help you perform better and be in a happier ambiance. Having a nice smell and combed hair, a clean dress and a shining face, will be the perfect things to change your appearance.
Yes! Just by simply changing your outfit and doing your hair, your day will deviate.
Taking care of yourself and looking at your best while at home, will boost your energy, give you confidence and enhance your positivity throughout the day. It will change your mood which will reflect in your attitude and the way you deal with people. Remember that you are spending some time looking good for yourself first because this will affect you personally before catching the eyes of others.
So, here are 8 Simple Tips to help you stay attractive at home:
1. Your Hygiene First
Taking care of your hygiene is very important to keep you fresh and clean. Doing so in the first place will prevent many other problems from happening like having a bad smell or spending more time to prepare yourself for a certain event. You should consider your full body in the process, from head to toe.
One of the main steps in taking care of your hygiene is removing excessive hair from the body, especially in the place that the prophet ‘peace be upon him’ ordered in his Sunnah.
Doing what was mentioned in the hadith above with some special care made by you, will keep your body well scented and clean automatically.
2. Wear some Makeup
Wearing makeup on fresh skin will not only change the way you look but will also change the way you feel. If you are wearing a little of makeup, believe me, you will smile at yourself every time you pass by a mirror, especially if you have a beautiful lipstick color on your lips.
You do not need to create a whole look, yet a basic touch of additional beauty will do the job. Wear some mascara, cheeks blush, and a lipstick tint to brighten up.
3. Keep your Hair Clean and in a Good shape
Did you know that just adjusting your hair will change your whole appearance? It is not about washing your hair every day, yet it is in the form you keep it (surely if it is clean).
Even if you do not want to wear makeup on that day, the hairstyle will cover the thing for you, because wearing makeup on a bad hair day, will not make a difference.
If your hair looks like a mess, no problem. Go for a messy hair bun or high messy ponytail. You can also comb it and put on a little accessory such as a beautiful hair clip or a cute band.
Check out our hair care tips article here to get healthy hair for hijabis.
4. No Pajama for the day
When you wake up in the morning, immediately change your clothes. Have a section in your wardrobe for comfortable and beautiful clothes that you wear only at home, and could be with short sleeves or sleeveless, because you do not have to be wearing your hijab while at home.
You do not always need a skinny dress and high heels to look nice, yet comfortable well-fitted clothes at home will also give you a presentable lovely look. Wear something that boosts your confidence on the day and keeps you cheerful. You can also change your outfit to something more attractive at the evening, to change the mood.
A day or two might pass with your pajama on and a messy hair bun in the middle of your head, but you should not let yourself be in this look often because you will lose the motivation to take care of your appearance and hence your mood will be highly affected.
5. Take a Shower after you finish cooking
The smell of cooking derived from the hot steam gets stuck in your body, especially in your hair. So, it is very important to take a shower once you finish cooking.
An additional tip to prevent that is to use a hair band/scarf that covers your head while cooking, to stop the steam droplets from reaching your hair.
6. Make a weekly Skincare routine and moisturize daily
You are beautiful, but you will look gorgeous with glowy and moisturized skin. Have a weekly routine to take care of your skin by peeling, nourishing, and moisturizing it.
Consider also having a daily moisturization habit, whether by natural elements or trusted drugstore products.
7. Unleash your Tender Voice
Did you know that your smile and tender voice are the most attractive thing about you?
You are a woman, and it nice to see your femininity through your voice, especially at home, and in presence of your loved one and family. Speak in a tender tone and a considerably low voice. Also, avoid high tones and yelling because this will reflect negatively on you and the people around you.
The smile immediately gives a special charm to any person who wears it! And the best thing a woman can wear is a SMILE. The act of smiling will give you a special form of happiness in your heart that will reflect on your face.
Take care of your teeth and ensure that you have a nice white smile. Brush your white pearls regularly, use a whitening toothpaste (if convenient) and make sure you have a minted breath, always.
Your mental health reflects on your look and actions, so take care of this as well, and always try to improve your mood by doing things that make you happy and being with people who make you smile. If you are happy, you will eventually look attractive.
Getting ready for staying home will only cost you few minutes in the morning, yet the effect of that will last for the rest of the day. So do not underestimate the power of this makeover in the morning on yourself and others. You have the space to unleash your femininity and beauty, so take advantage of that, and enjoy it.
YOU, your loved one, and your family, are the ones who deserve to see your beauty and not the people outside; so, do not ignore yourself when at home.
You deserve to look good and pamper yourself because you are the most important thing that you have!