Women who are working from home are continuing to look after their skin and wear makeup during lockdown, as a way to boost their mood and keep them feeling positive.

This is according to a study conducted by skincare brand No7, where over 1,800 women who are currently working from home were polled.

It revealed that 80% of women say they feel good about themselves and over half (53%) feel more positive when they wear makeup while on lockdown, suggesting that women are using makeup and skincare as a way to help normalise their new routines.

In addition, the research also reveals that almost a third of women believe wearing makeup has a role to play in boosting their mental health.

For many women, makeup continues to be an important part of their routine with almost half of women (46%) continuing to wear makeup every day.

Work video conferences seem to be one of the main reasons for this with 45% of women choosing to apply makeup for meetings on Zoom or Skype.

Minimal look

The survey also shows that women have changed their makeup habits since working from home with 82% wearing less makeup and 56% opting for a minimal makeup look for video calls.

52% of women have changed their beauty essentials over the last few weeks too.

Moisturiser, cleanser and hand cream are the top three trusted must-have beauty items they are turning to in their bathroom cabinets during lockdown.

With time at home, women are also taking more time on their skincare regimes with a third (33%) of women indulging in spending more time on their makeup and skincare routines and 35% trying DIY skincare treatments such as face masks.