Holly’s Top Tips for Isolation: Number 9

Holly's Top Tips for Isolation: Number 9

Holly, who's spent over two years in isolation due to treatment for her Neurofibromatosis, give us some help on how to cope with lockdown. Here is her Top Tips for Isolation: Number 9.

Number 9: Do your make-up, hair, or nails

Holly recorded these top tip videos with a rainbow adorned cheek. Which is extremely fitting, as her tips for isolation: number 9 is to, in her own words, paint your hair, paint your face, or do your nails.

For kids, face painting is a way of transforming into someone else – be it Spiderman, a fierce lion, or a sneaky cat. It gives kids a literal mask and allows them to be bolder and more confident.

This is a trait that carries over to adult life and the application of make-up. There’s a psychological phenomenon called the “lipstick effect” which proves that wearing make-up, or painting your nails can boost confidence and self-esteem.

And lastly, hair. No trips to the hairdresser mean we have to got for a bit of trimming DIY. This is leading to some great home dye jobs, some fabulous new styles, and a lot of shaved heads! Although it may seem trivial, changing your hair is a great way of keeping mentally healthy, as it allows you to physically embody changes to your life.

So follow Holly’s advice. Do your make-up. Paint your face. Cut that hair. And stay tuned for tip number 8!

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Holly and her sisters showing off their painted faces! You can read more about Holly and her COVID-19 experience here.

Stay tuned for the rest of Holly's Top Tips for Isolation!

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