According to recent research, two-thirds of Americans are actively trying to improve themselves – a light source of isolation – for the post-pandemic world.
A survey of 2,000 US population as a whole found that 64% want the absolute best look and 68% want to be the best version of themselves (mentally and physically) when the pandemic ends.
While 62% of people feel optimistic that the pandemic will end before 2022, nothing escapes that half (51%) ranked 2020 as the toughest year they have ever experienced.
Authorized by Vagaro and conducted by OnePoll, the survey found that nearly half (46%) said they had released themselves while locked in.
Weight gain was the most cited way that respondents ignored themselves, with 60% saying they had gained weight. Among the respondents, the average weight gain was 17 pounds.
Other ways people have overlooked include losing contact with family and friends (49%) and avoiding makeup and facials (46%) while at home.
More than half (51%) of Americans report reverting to bad habits, including unhealthy eating (53%) and excessive drinking (43%).
Forty-three percent quit daily grooming and 38 percent started smoking again, after having given up on it earlier.
WHAT DO Americans WANT TO IMPROVE?
Pay more attention to their personal appearance 60%
58% better physical health
56% better skin care
53% better hair care
Take care of their mental and emotional health 48%
“The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live and affected the spirits and emotions of many people, thus making it easier for us to go back, or capture early unhealthy habits. “Hope is on the horizon and now is the time to get back on track and focus on personal goals.
“Taking that first step like taking a virtual yoga class can lead to bigger achievements like completing an intense workout regimen. Little wins can lead to big results and can also help combat feelings of stress and overwhelming. “
A year after the global pandemic was announced, 47% of Americans said they felt like they were in a better mental and emotional space than when it started.
Being sheltered in place is the driving force 58% of respondents said they need to spend time focusing more on self-improvement.
When asked what they want to improve, 60% of respondents said that they attach great importance to their personal appearance, 56% want better skin care and 53% better hair care.
WHAT motivates Americans to care better than Americans?
To achieve 52% better overall health
To build confidence / self-esteem 48%
47% better appearance
To be happier 46%
To feel like their best 39%
Half of Americans have already started taking better skin care. Among them, more than three-quarters (77%) have established or improved their skin care regimen.
Meanwhile, 58% have added a special treatment (such as a mask or skin filler) to their current regimen and 24% have started or increased the frequency of their facial treatments or another service provided by a cosmetologist.
Achieving better overall health is the most cited answer (52%) of why Americans are motivated to take better care of themselves.
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Nearly half of respondents said they want to build confidence (48%) and feel happier with themselves (46%), showing that people want to take better care of themselves when they exit. pandemic.
Helou added: “With 2020 allowing time for introspection, many people will face the post-pandemic world with a new mindset and will want to improve themselves physically, mentally and emotionally. contact.
“Now is the time to focus on improving yourself and working towards making your personal goals a reality. While timing uncertainty can be difficult, it can also be a catalyst for change — for the better. ”