Go outside- look from left to right, and you’d surely notice that almost all people in your neighborhood can’t just leave their house without any makeup on- except for men, seriously. There’s nothing wrong with makeup. However, how you put it on matters. Does it enhance your natural beauty, or does it cover it? There’s a big difference between the two. Just remember that makeup can be an addictive drug, you may start feeling ugly when you’re not wearing it.
“Do I need makeup to be beautiful?” I’m no beauty expert, but I’m an excellent researcher and a keen observer and girl, you don’t need makeup to be beautiful because you are already pretty. I understand how it feels to be out there in the public eye; you may feel shy- doubtful of what many people have to say about your appearance. You don’t need to buy a ton of high-end makeup to get them pleased, the only person you have to appreciate and satisfy is the one that looks straight at you when you look at the mirror.
If you’re comfortable without makeup, welcome to the #GoNaturalBeauty squad. Here are some of the 7 tips on how to look more beautiful without makeup. If you’re a girl who loves to put casual and light makeup but wants to look good without it, these tips can keep you going on track.
1. Wash your face twice daily
Once in the morning and once before you go to sleep- these are the best time intervals to wash your face. Your skincare routine can help a lot in improving your skin appearance. When you want to look gorgeous without makeup, you need to have a healthy-looking skin, which is not that difficult to achieve once you have the right regime to follow. Find a facial wash that is suited to your skin type and use it twice a day. Investing in good skincare products is surely not a waste of money. It’s better than spending the same money buying various cosmetic products, which are toxic when applied to the facial skin.
I surely understand, if you feel like your face needs more than two washes a day. But that is just not advisable. When you over-wash your face, it can make your facial skin area dry and irritable — way to look worse, rather than better. Have a skincare routine to follow; it may take a few experiments before you can end up with the best one- it’s going to be worth it. Always remember to stick with our routine and follow through and do not wash your face more than twice a day.
2. Exfoliate once a week
When you’re aiming to look better without makeup, then exfoliating your face once a week would help you. It removes the dead skin cells from the surface of your skin. Thus, giving you a cleaner look than you could imagine. This tip is just one of the big bonanzas you can include in your skincare routine when you’re trying to go out makeup-free and still be confident about yourself. Having a fresh and radiant looking facial skin is every girl’s daydream, and I bet that you’ll love to have that, too.
The best thing you can do is to find a skin wash with individual exfoliating particles and use it at least once a week, but not as often as every 2 or 3 days so that you can have the best of all results. Probably one of the last things you’d ever want is having dry skin, so never attempt to scrub your face too hard with the exfoliator or use it too often.
If you don’t have the current budget to buy a facial wash, you can use a clean washcloth as an alternative. Gently, soaked it in warm water and rubbed it all over your face using a light force. The rub is circular motions. This is a good method to follow, especially for girls who have sensitive skin- since this type easily gets irritated with ingredients that are present in facials washers.
3. Consider buying a toner
Toner is one of the skincare products that have overlooked nowadays; this is your best chance not to miss buying them once you step into a cosmetic store. Seriously, toner helps in improving the overall appearance of your skin. The dermis part of the skin is composed of 70% water, and toner can restore that natural pH balance in it. Alongside other beneficial nutrients, it can carry, you have to consider the right toner for your skin type. Look for toners that are free from alcohol, this can keep your skin well hydrated, and it’s good when it comes to evening your skin tone.
Toner purposely designed for oily and acne-prone skin types. It helps in removing the excess oil produced by the sebum and tighten the pores. It can lock in some extra moisture, so you’ll have a healthy-looking skin every day. After cleaning your skin, apply some toner- the right one for your skin type and use it daily- then, moisturize your skin.
4. Wear moisturizer daily
Every time you wash your face, follow it up with a facial moisturizer application. Preferably choose a product that comes with an SPF in it and use it daily. It helps in making your skin glow, giving you more confidence as you take your strut down the street. Do consider your skin type when choosing for the right moisturizer to buy. Just go with light, but riches moisturizer when you’re going to sleep.
If you have a drier skin type, you can go for the heavier type of moisturizers like Shea Butter and Aloe Vera- these types of contents have powerful hydrating properties. If you have sensitive skin, go for products that have gentler and lighter formulas- the ones that do not include any parabens or chemicals in their products. For oily and acne-prone faces- try lighter moisturizer as well, like the Argan oil.
5. Eliminate those pimples
Sometimes going out with a bare face in public can be daunting when you have pimples. I have much that reddish-yellow tiny-bomb like when I was a teenager and me simply just afraid to go out without covering it with a heavy foundation, which I found not good for the skin, and it just encourages a pimple to stay there. Instead of covering it with makeup, I have learned that the best way to get rid of it is to eliminate it for good. I know it’s harsh, but they don’t contribute to healthy-looking skin.
Take care of any a pimple, whether it’s new or old, blackhead or whitehead- get rid of it. Without you’ll feel more comfortable about going out makeup-free. Use products that are targeted for oily and acne-prone skin and look for sunblock, and moisturizers as well that are non-pore blocking. When the pores closed, the bacteria will hold inside the facial skin, which is you know- gross and unhealthy. So, it’s better to treat it with over-the-counter creams or gels that contain benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid that are both effective in clearing acne.
6. Whiten your teeth and put lip balm on your lips
You don’t have to spend on the dentist’s strips to get your teeth pearl white. Sometimes, what you need is to eat the right food choices. Eating apple, carrots, and strawberries can help in whitening your teeth- they assist in removing the stains which are not necessary to be there in your teeth. Have a brighter smile without having to go for strips! Eat well.
Putting lip balm instead of lip shiner and lipstick is way healthier for your lips. If you have some cracks on your lips- eating foods that are rich in Vitamin B12 can help get rid of those. Applying some of Argan oil can also aid in giving back the normal health of your lips’ skin.
7. Groom your eyebrows
No one would deny that eyebrows nowadays are on a huge fleet! People go crazy when they see someone who has well-groomed and natural-grown hair brows. All your eyebrows need is your attention, so take the time to visit professionals to do the plucking for you. If you’re confident you can do it yourself- then, go on, girl — way to go for that spirit.
But if you want to have better results, we suggest to let others do it for you. Aside from it’s going to make you look good, it’s going to lighten your pocket. Since you can save a lot of time from buying cosmetic products for the brows, groom your brows, be looking good!
What are some of your beauty secrets to look more beautiful without makeup? I know you have some and would love to hear from you; sharing is caring!