Men's Grooming for Zoom: How To Look Good For Virtual Meetings
Mar 03, 2021 07:40 AM EST
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Zoom meetings have become the norm for many since Covid-19 has forced the majority to work from home. While women were quick to come up with tips on how to look great on camera, men were not as conscious. Or so we thought.
The New York Post reports that more men are now buying makeup to look better for online meetings. Thanks to those Zoom close-ups, more men have grown increasingly aware of dark undereye circles, acne, skin discoloration and wrinkles. Since Zoom is a necessity for work these days, here are great tips and product recommendations from GQ, Esquire, and Ask Men on how to look good for Zoom meetings.
Shower and style your hair.
Celebrity hairstylist David Lopez tells Esquire that a shower will instantly help you feel put together. Styling your hair as you usually do for the office will also perk you up and help you regain some control. Lopez says you can also use dry shampoo if it's not wash day. Try Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo.
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Establish a basic skincare routine.
Having a skincare routine will make you look good every day, not just on Zoom meetings. For the basics, choose a facial wash and moisturizer for your skin type. You can also include a facial scrub and mask for weekly treatments. You can check out LAB SERIES, a skincare brand for men. Before an online meeting, wash your face with warm water and rinse with cold water. It's refreshing and helps you look more awake.
Focus on your eyes.
A common issue for everyone is dark undereye circles or eye bags. If you've had a few late nights, it will definitely show. You can use ice cubes to reduce puffiness. If you need more help with your eye area, Esquire recommends Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels or Peter Thomas Roth Hydra-Gel Eye Patches. You can also use concealers to brighten up dark undereye circles.
Makeup is your friend.
Gone are the days when the term "metrosexual" feels like an insult. Everyone wants to look good. If that means getting a bit of help from some makeup, so be it. You can start with a tinted moisturizer like Perricone MD High Potency Face Finishing & Firming Tinted Moisturizer to even out your skin tone. You can also check out Tribe Cosmetics, a men's makeup line. They have a simple 3-Step System for men's skin and hair, but you can buy their products individually.
Realtor Ben Dixon tells the New York Post that Tribe's Skin Fix, which hides redness and blemishes, removes shine, and evens out skin tone, has earned him many compliments online. Still, don't limit yourself to men's makeup. Publicist Gabriel Reyes also shared with the New York Post that he uses Body Shop BB Cream and Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse.
Find your light.
Good lighting will make a huge difference for online meetings. Find a spot in your home that has the most natural light. If those areas are taken, get a selfie right light or use a daylight bulb for your lamp.