The first step to master a no-makeup look is to change your inner perception of yourself, to accept the way you look and to show yourself love and appreciation. If you think you are beautiful just the way you are, if you accept yourself unconditionally, everyone else will see you and feel the same way about you as you do. And that is when these tricks come in handy, to help you achieve the makeup-free gorgeous look.
Take care of your body to take care of your skin
Eat healthy for glowing skin
First things first, you should alter your eating habits and stick to a nutritious diet to achieve healthy skin. Add more fruits and veggies to your meals and include foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids (such as flax seeds, walnuts, fish, sweet potatoes, etc.) and high in protein (eggs, lentils, chickpeas, beans, chicken, etc.)
Drink more water
Hydration is very important for the look of your skin and your health in general. If you drink a minimum of 8 glasses of water a day, it will help you flush out toxin from your body and as a result, you will get a blooming skin, plus you will feel better. Try to carry a bottle of water with you all the time to remind yourself to drink more water through the day. Also, a good way to stay hydrated and flush out the toxins is to add cucumbers, lemons, zucchinis, mint leaves, etc. and make detox water.
Be more active
Taking up a sport is essential for your physical as well as mental health. Exercising benefits your skin because it helps your body get rid of toxins through sweat; it improves your blood circulation, increases the amount of oxygen and provides a boost of endorphins that altogether affect your skin.
Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate
Exfoliation is the key to radiant skin and it should be a vital part of your skincare routine. Give your skin a helping hand to get rid of the dead cells and renew itself with regular exfoliation (twice a week is perfect) because the excess of dead cells can lead to clogged pores, acne, and pimples. After exfoliating, your skin will better absorb all your serums and moisturizers and make them work more efficiently. Choose gentle face peelings with argan oil, natural scrubs or DIY your own (coffee sugar scrub or apricot). You will see the results quickly; your skin will look fresher and smoother in no time.
Choose cosmetic products wisely
It is really important to know your skin type and find a suitable skin care routine that is perfect for your skin. Using cosmetic products for your skin type for cleansing, toning and moisturizing will give you a wonderful looking, healthy skin. Make sure to always read the labels to know exactly what you are putting on your skin! Your skin absorbs 60 percent of the things you put on it so check the list of ingredients before purchasing cosmetic products to avoid irritation or allergic reaction to harmful chemicals. Avoid using products that contain parabens, sulfates, and petrochemicals, instead, opt for natural, organic cosmetics. Avoid going to bed without cleansing your skin, and try to stick to your morning and evening beauty routines.
Skip the mascara and simply curl your lashes. Use almond or coconut oil for longer lashes (apply it on before sleeping every night) or brush them with Vaseline for the daytime voluminous look. If your lashes are long and curly, simply apply a coat of transparent mascara to emphasize the beauty of your natural look. If your lashes are short and straight, opt for quality eyelash extension that will help you skip the mascara and put an accent on your eyes. You will need professional eyelash refills treatment once a month and you're all set.
Take care of your lips, massage them every evening with a toothbrush using a homemade sugar and honey scrub. That way your lips will look healthy and kissable and all you have to do is add a transparent chapstick, lip balm or lip gloss with for a touch of color.
Include these simple beauty hacks into your morning and evening routines to master the no-makeup naturally beautiful look. Keep in mind that the most important step is to embrace your flaws and accept your body the way it is because your natural beauty comes from within. Remember, you are what you eat, and to get the perfect natural look you should alter your eating habits.
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