Those scaled-back pandemic beauty habits are better for your skin, hair and nails, experts say

But some have approached pandemic-era grooming and self-care with a “less is more” mind-set — embracing life sans makeup, dyes and polishes. And experts say their skin, hair and nails may be better off.

Dermatologists are reporting fewer cosmetics-related acne flare-ups. Hair and scalp specialists say their clients who have stopped chemical treatments are seeing...