Makeup is fun. But it shouldn’t be mandatory. Your daily makeup routine should be motivated by creativity and expression, rather than fear and self-doubt. We have a few simple tips for you to let your beauty shine through while you go naturel.
1. Drink Plenty of Water
Drinking a minimum of 8 or more glasses of water helps flush out toxins from your body, and hence your skin looks plumper and livelier. It also helps keep wrinkles at bay. The best way to consume water is to fill up a bottle with cucumbers, lemons, zucchinis, mint leaves and other such brightly colored veggies and make your detox water to drink on-the-go.
2. Stick to The Basics
Good skin is the best foundation, so if you decide to go makeup free, stay true to your skincare regime. Cleanse regularly, and spritz with rose water twice a day for that fresh look. Use toner, as it helps restore pH balance of your skin. If you focus on good skin care, you really won’t need makeup.
3. Care about your lips
Nutrition, moisturizing, and reasonable exfoliation are not only important for your face but your lips as well. Use lip balms that can sometimes be replaced with olive oil or any other natural oil. Once a week massage your lips with a soft toothbrush or with your fingertips – you should moisten them and dip them in sugar beforehand.
4. Good night’s sleep
Just like you need to charge your cell phone, your body needs to charge itself and to go through the day with your battery at 50 percent, only leads to added strain and inefficiency. 6-8 hours of quality sleep is vital for you to wake up feeling and looking great. By doing this, you will have a glowing complexion, less of those dreaded dark circles under your eyes and you’ll slow down your aging process. The skin produces new collagen when you sleep.
5. Skip The Mascara
Curl your eyelashes to make your eyes look wider. If you want longer lashes, you can apply almond oil or coconut oil to your lashes before hitting the sheets every night. You can also brush them in the morning with a coat of Vaseline for that voluminous look.
6. Exercise Benefits
It is proven that exercise benefits your skin and improves your mood. A minimum of three hours of physical activity per week will result in improving your health. It improves your blood circulation, helps get rid of toxins, increases the amount of oxygen delivered to your skin, provides a boost of endorphins that reduce stress and calm your entire body, including your skin!
7. Exfoliation Is Key
Your skin is always shedding dead cells from the surface, which helps to renew itself with fresh, healthy cells. Give this natural process a helping hand by using a gentle exfoliant. Too many dead cells on the surface of your skin can lead to clogged pores, blackheads, acne, and pimples. When you inculcate exfoliation into your regimen, your serums and moisturizers are better absorbed into the skin, making them more effective. Go for gentle scrubs or create your own natural scrubs at home using ingredients like chickpea flour or a coffee scrub.
8. Use Sunscreen
The Sun’s UVA, UVB and UVC rays are the number one cause of premature aging of the skin. If you follow this simple step, you will thank yourself in the future. It helps prevent dark spots and hyperpigmentation. The SPF, which is the “sun protection factor”, determines how well the sunscreen will protect you.
At last correctly choosing the color of your clothes will help make your skin tone look even, hide flaws, and make your appearance more expressive.