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With most people no longer going into the office, makeup has been lying dormant in drawers around the world, pushing skincare to the forefront.

The combination of forgoing makeup and suddenly having all this extra time to devote to skincare means that many people’s skin has drastically improved. Joanna Czech, a celebrity facialist with studios in Dallas and New York City, says that once she resumed giving facials at the start of June, she noticed right away that “80 percent of [her] clients’ skin was better.” Within four weeks of being in lockdown, many of them had changed their behaviour, whether it was focusing on a nighttime routine, using a toner for the first time or actually removing their makeup before bed. “It’s been a perfect moment for them to learn new habits,” she says, adding that it’s these specific shifts, not necessarily miracle products, that account for the change.