The COVID-19 Effect on Home & Personal Care
The pandemic has blown out of proportion the way we used to view hygiene and personal care. Everything seems to have been amplified since March 2020. Our minds are warped into believing that this virus is here to stay. This mindset shift has seen vast-scale changes, even improvements in the realm of home & personal care.
The inventions that spring from routine necessity often stand the test of time, which is how it is with this pandemic. The trail of death and sadness is also accompanied by a ray of hope for developing new and improved essential items to take the world to a healthier tomorrow.
Here’s what the pandemic has given and is continuing to provide us with:
A Pathway to Digital Migration
Forget getting ready for your big meeting or attending that press conference; people take meetings wearing boxers below and suits on top! The outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic has given us the boon of digital migration. We’re spending more time at home, correcting that- ‘WORKING’ from home with the comfort of attending meetings miles away!
Plus, researchers found that nearly 860,000 people spent more than $1.288 billion and generated upwards of 2 million tons of CO2 attending these conferences between 2016 and 2020 in the USA alone.
The added time spent at home is changing the way people live! Consumers are digitally migrating to online shops and searching for a way to feel more comfortable, buying household items ever so often!
An Era Heralding Smart Hygiene
If you can remember the ways you washed hands BEFORE the pandemic, then you’re not doing it right! The COVID-19 pandemic has seen a significant shift in the hygiene industry. Smart handwashing and apps that help you wash your hands the right way are not a mere trend! This may have stemmed from a fear consciousness, but it is a revolutionizing invention.
When it comes to your home, the more automatic soap dispensers you have, the better off you are! The CDC recommends that one wash hands for more than 20 seconds to kill off the disease-causing bacteria! So, if you have some fun foaming soap and an automatic dispenser, that may do the trick!
Know another source of spreading germs? Your phone! Smart hygiene when it comes to sanitizing your phone is all the more important now! Lucky for you, there are some great mobile phone sanitizers on the market! Keep your phone in every time you think you’ve been in an untoward/ low-hygiene situation!
Health You Can Monitor & Wear!
Another major innovation and expansion is in the fitness trackers’ realm in light of this pandemic. Aside from the fact that you could count your 10k steps, these devices offer so much more! These devices have been given a smarter makeover; they don’t just collect and analyze average body biometric data; they can also track your temperature, blood pressure, blood sugar levels, and blood oxygen rate!
Not just this, a comprehensible advancement in telehealth gives patients and doctors an added advantage! With digital migration, doctors can monitor more patients without the fear of admonishing social distancing rules! Consumers are greatly benefitted with reduced costs, better one-to-one consultations, and the experience takes place from the comfort of your own home!
If the pandemic was a cloud, the radical thinking and inventions that came from it are the effective silver lining!
Masks- A Journey From Discomfort to Style Statements
Remember at one point there was disdain in the public because the N-95’s were off the shelves? Not anymore! Jacquard and cloth masks have come as a saving grace! The N-95 is protective, but the jacquard weave provides some stiff competition, with ever-growing sales. Masks have gone from sighs of frustration to becoming style statements, adopted by men and women alike!
The new mask is colored, bedazzled, shiny, printed, and there are options to match all your outfits! Beauty and skincare companies will soon have to figure out a way to devise a make-up strategy that does not interfere with the mask!
From unmasking the creativity in an era of stress and turmoil, the pandemic has revealed a side to humanity like never seen before!
Searching for positive information in every negative situation is a trait that few possess. The pandemic has somehow brought out this noble feature in many industries and individuals. Apart from the inventions it heralds, the coronavirus has separated the mass physically but has brought us back together emotionally & digitally, which is a feat uneasy to accomplish!