Everyone craves natural beauty, but not everyone is satisfied by it. Because even natural beauty can be refined and perfected. Have you ever just woken up in the morning, looked at all the makeup on the dresser, and just said, “not today”?
Or have you decided to give your skin a break from the daily weight of all the products that clog up your pores, leading to more makeup applications? The cycle never ends. Maybe you have decided to amp up your already “au naturel” look to appear as a better version of yourself.
Whatever the reason, there are ways to make natural beauty even more beautiful.
Cleanse Your Face Thoroughly
The first step to looking good is removing all the unwanted elements from the skin. This includes dirt, pollution, dead skin, oil, and anything that may hinder achieving glowing skin. Thorough cleansing also allows products to be better absorbed into the skin and work to their full potential.
Moisturize Your Skin
Moisturization is often looked over when it is one of the most critical steps to achieving soft and supple skin in reality. Dry skin is easily damaged. Moisture and hydration can liven it up and improve the skin as time progresses.
Always, Always, Always Apply Sunscreen
The sun is more damaging than most people realize. It can add premature wrinkles, dark spots, tanning, and damage the skin on a profound and irreversible level. The best way to protect your skin is to stay in the shade. But since that is not always an option, using an SPF 50 or more is preferable.
Use Under Eye Cream
Getting ample amounts of sleep is crucial, but let’s be realistic, there are days when you wake up and feel nothing less than a zombie. And since there is no time to lay in bed with cold cucumber slices on your eyelids, dab a dollop of your favorite under-eye cream or gel to lessen the appearance of dark circles and under-eye bags.
Get Rid Of Unwanted Hair
Facial hair is nothing to be ashamed of, but there are more advantages to removing it. Whether you prefer waxing, threading, or tweezing, clean up the fine hair in between and around your eyebrows, your sideburns, and anywhere you wish to make yourself look fresh and polished.
Curl Your Lashes
Since mascara is not an option here, the most effective way to make your eyes pop is by curling your eyelashes with an eyelash curler. For a more permanent result, heat the clamps of the curler. Make sure it is not too hot to touch.
Another alternative is to get an eyelash lift. It makes you look fresh and awake, enhancing your natural beauty. Even a small change like this makes a huge difference in one’s appearance.
Apply Vaseline/Aquaphor To Your Eyelashes And Cheeks
Dab a little bit of Vaseline or Aquaphor onto your lashes to give them a sheen-wet look, similar to that of mascara.
A similar effect can work as an effective alternative to a highlighter as it adds a shine to the cheekbones, adding a radiant glow to the face.
Exfoliate And Moisturize Your Lips, Use Tinted Lip Balm
The skin of your lips is three times thinner than that of your face. It is highly crucial to take care of them. Get rid of dead skin and bring out the rich, natural rosy color by exfoliating them. Protect them with a good quality lip balm, preferably one with SPF protection. If necessary, use a tinted lip balm for an extra pop of color.
Gently Tap Or Pinch Your Skin With Fingers
This is quite a popular method to add radiance and a healthy flush of color to one’s face. Facial tapping is a facial relaxation technique that helps stimulate blood circulation and improves collagen production. This not only enhances the color but also prevents aging and wrinkles, adding to your natural beauty.
Trim And Style Your Hair
No matter how on point your makeup is, unkempt hair never fails to bring down the appearance, making it look shabby and untidy. Make sure to trim your hair often to get rid of split ends and get a blowout. The finishing touch to any look is to get the hair to frame the face perfectly.
Going all-natural has more advantages than one can count. To name a few, it lessens the appearance of pores, reduces pimples, wrinkles, and reactions to makeup products.
Wearing no makeup also allows you to save time that it would have added to getting ready in the morning, all the while boosting your self-confidence little by little, every day. So whether you have decided to go makeup-free from now on or choose to continue it, we say “Bravo!”
Let these tips help you showcase your better self, naturally!