At Last, a Celeb Beauty Routine that Actually Sounds Doable

Curated by Claudia Shannon / Research Scientist / ishonest

Today, the media mogul posted a selfie on her @MarthaStewart48 account (the blurrier, more personal one). It was accompanied by a caption shouting out the members of her glam squad, whom she now thinks about daily while attempting her “own daily ablutions and preparations” in quarantine. “I warn all of you to not attempt frivolous ‘fixes’ during this time,” she begins, before delving into her suggested, at-home, DIY beauty routine.

It is completely void of the usual influencer clichés, which are especially annoying right now: No $170 cream, no 6 a.m. mediation call-time, no fancy blunt stone for rubbing your face. Martha just wants you to go back to the basics to get your hair, face, and nails through the shutdowns until they can be put back in the practiced hands of professionals once again. Here, her main tenets:

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1. Wash your hair, condition it, air-dry it.2. Remove chipped polish and lightly file your nails.3. Apply lots of rich hand lotion and reparative ointments.4. Cleanse your skin well and moisturize morning and night.5. Tinted sunscreen is good all day, and lipgloss, of course.6. Apply masks two or three times a week! If you can find CBD masks and serums use those.

The CBD is totally optional, but I think using the word “ablutions” whenever referencing our beauty routines going forward should absolutely be mandatory.

Where is my hairdresser Megan? Where is my makeup artist @daisybeautytoye ? Where is my colorist Parvin Klein @bergdorfs ? Where is my manicurist Luda @johnbarrettnyc ? I think about you all daily as I attempt my own daily ablutions and preparations I warn all of you to not attempt frivolous “fixes” during this time Wash your hair,condition it ,air dry it . Remove chipped polish and lightly file your nails, with all the hand washing apply lots of rich hand lotion and reparative ointments Cleanse your skin well and moisturize morning snd night Tinted sunscreen is good all day and lipgloss of course Apply masks two or three times a week! If you can find Cbd masks and serums use those . Watch your diet -baking is fun but too many cookies , Too many cakes -Careful!! Hone your cooking skills Make new salads , try new vegetables ,try new ethnic dishes . Get outside as much as you can but wear your mask , your gloves , and keep your distance!!!!!!!!!!!!!!’ We will survive this newest life challenge I know it is painful and hurtful and difficult But it is not war It is a virus We know what we have to do. Do it !l

A post shared by Martha Stewart (@marthastewart48) on Apr 3, 2020 at 5: 33am PDT

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