Today’s notion of beauty is moving away from an artificial made up look to a no makeup, natural look. Women once thought it inconceivable to step out of the house without dolling themselves and wearing makeup. Although we haven’t really forgotten everything about makeup, the look we’re after these days is minimalist, one that highlights flawless, even skin, well-defined eyes and pink naked lips.
It’s all good if you’re a natural beauty then. You’re gorgeous without giving it much effort.
Fear not ladies, there are ways to achieve this look. It isn’t called natural for nothing. Natural means it’s already inside of you. And with just a little change in your routine and feeling, you’ll maximize these assets and be naturally attractive and irresistible.
1. Feel beautiful inside.
To feel beautiful, first you must feel beautiful inside. No amount of mascara or lipstick could ever really make you beautiful if you don’t feel it. Change your attitude. If you consider yourself beautiful and you’re able to accept yourself–flaws and all–then the whole world will see it as well.
2. Shape your eyebrows.
Nicely plucked brows can frame your face and drastically change your look. It opens up your face and compliments your features. Bushy eyebrows, on the other hand, distract attention away from your best features. There are many different ways of grooming your eyebrow: plucking, tweezing, waxing and threading. Not one method is better than the other; just find the one that is best for you.
3. Keep your locks strong and shiny.
They say that a woman’s hair is her crowning glory. Indeed, it is a manifestation of her desirability and femininity. So to keep those luscious locks strong and shiny, don’t scrimp on protein-rich foods. Our hair is made up of a type of protein called keratin. Hence, eating protein-rich foods like eggs, nuts, fish and red meat naturally boosts up the protein in your hair.
4. Take care of your skin.
Having a healthy, flawless skin is the most important contributor to looking beautiful naturally. Cleanse, exfoliate, tone and moisturize—these are all essential in keeping your skin healthy. Choose products that are suited for your skin type. If you have skin problems, get the professional advice of a dermatologist. It’s better to tackle the problem head on than to put it on hold.
5. Get your beauty sleep.
There’s a reason why it’s called “beauty sleep.” During deep sleep, the cells in our skin regenerate and repair itself. Hence, missing sleep does not only make you look worse for wear, it also impairs the natural healing process in your skin. Sleep deprivation is also linked to inflammation and oxidative stress in the cells—two contributing factors to premature ageing.
Get quality sleep over quantity sleep. If you have trouble sleeping, induce sleep by soaking in a hot bath scented with aromatherapy oils. You can also try breathing exercise to help you relax.
6. Avoid drinking and smoking.
Smoking and drinking alcohol don’t just affect your health, but your appearance as well. Smoking accelerates skin ageing, resulting in wrinkles, lines around the mouth and eyes, coarse dry skin and an overall unhealthy complexion. Drinking alcohol aggravates this by drying out the skin and depleting it of vital nutrients. Quit smoking and drink in moderation—your skin will thank you for it.
7. Eat your fruits and veggies and hydrate with water.
Healthy, glowing skin is built from the inside out. The skin draws its healthy glow from good nutrition. You can improve the appearance of your skin by eating more foods that are rich in nutrients that are beneficial for the skin. These include the vitamins C and E, beta-carotene, selenium, zinc, omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants.
Water, on the other hand, helps the body flush out toxins and facilitates in the smooth flow of nutrients into cells. Water also keeps cells hydrated, making them appear firmer and clearer.
8. Take a brisk walk.
Walk your way to healthy, glowing skin. Walking improves your circulation, thereby improving the flow of oxygen and nutrients into the cells. Healthy cells results in healthy, glowing skin. Walking also improves sleep, boosts mental function, and helps to counter depression. All of these will reflect on your skin as you feel happier and less stressed.
The easiest and the fastest way to brighten up your face is to wear a smile. You won’t only look good, you’ll also feel good.