For haircuts, I've found the Flowbee gadget to be a godsend. i can't hold my arms up to use it, but my husband can. It gives a great haircut - a neighbor asked what salon I'd gone to. One of the best things is I don't have to go to a smelly salon, and don't have to worry about keeping appts when I don't feel well. It's an electric clipper that attaches to the end of a vacuum cleaner. There are spacers so you can choose the length you want your hair. The vacuum pulls the hair straight for an even cut, and also sucks up the hair so no mess afterwards. DH loves it for his hair. It works better with a strong vacuum. We tried it with a shop vac, and it didn't work as well. As for all the other shortcuts, I've done most of them, too. If I do have to go out, I try to shower and wash my hair the day before. And every so often, I take the extra 5 or 10 minutes to style my hair, and wear a bit of makeup. These are special occasions, but it gives me a real lift. For skin care, I use Paula's Choice products, which are unscented and avoid irritating ingredients. Their website is also a great information site as it discusses various skincare ingredients and what they do. She also reviews most of the makeup/skincare products on the market, with approvals of many across all price points. paulaschoice.com As for general appearance, when I'm feeling up to it, I concentrate on good skin care (3 or 4 minutes 2Xday), a good haircut (every 2 mos) & keeping my eyebrows trimmed (2x month) Come to think of it, if I didn't spend so much time online, I could probably manage those three just fine!