The COVID-19 pandemic has completely transformed the way we work. For professionals, Zoom is replacing face-to-face meetings. Many of us may still be working from home once the crisis is over (can there be anything more convenient than a minute commute from your bedroom to your workplace in the morning?).
Zoom is introducing an entirely new set of expectations, making a professional and stylish appearance on the camera an important part of your job. Been in sweats so long you don’t know where to start? Here are some tips to look and feel great on your next video chat!
Get Glowing With A Workout Routine
Staying at home is the best thing you can do for your health right now. But it is also one of the most stressful experiences you’ll ever have. Stress affects your completion dramatically. If you want to look refreshed on your next Zoom meeting, you need to find ways to relax. Introduce a daily workout routine that keeps your heart pumping and ty meditation to get rid of negative thoughts.
Work A Respectable Look
You need casual but stylish loungewear when you’re staying at home. If you’ve spent the past few weeks in PJs and oversized onesies, it’s time to invest in home-wear clothes that make you feel confident and put together. Make the most of the mid-season sales, or discounted offers such as Target coupons to get yourself a professional loungewear capsule wardrobe. A floaty jumpsuit or a chic cardigan can do wonders on camera!
Get Your Zoom-approved Makeup In Check
In Zoom meetings, less is always more when it comes to your makeup look. Nobody expects you to stick to your office makeup routine. On the contrary, when you’re staying at home, you can experiment with quick and simple looks to get ready in less than 10 minutes. The secret? Pick a moisturizer with hyaluronic acid and botanical extracts for a healthy glow. Add some mascara to open up the eyes, a little color with blush or bronzer and make sure your lips are moisturized. Tada, you’re ready for your meeting.
Light Your Face Like A Pro
Lighting can make a huge difference to your face. You might want to test out some light placements ahead of your meeting. Grab your smartphone for a selfie or turn on the webcam as you position the light. Ideally, you want to keep the camera eye-level and keep your light source BEHIND the camera. For a natural light effect, you can wear bright colors that will reflect the light and make your face appear more radiant.
Time To Declutter?
Zoom meetings invite people inside your home via a webcam. However, you don’t have to worry too much about decorating your home office. Zoom lets you set a background of your choice so that you can hide everything you don’t want people to see! It’s a great function for those whose houses have been taken over by their kids’ toys and school supplies.
There you go! You’re ready to nail your next Zoom meeting looking like a stylish pro!
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