Makeup is a tool that enhances your natural features. It is also a way of expressing yourself and can make you feel good and confident. There’s also a growing trend of the no makeup or fresh face look. This kind of look is achieved with good skin care and minimum products. People are going makeup free or gravitating more towards a minimal approach when it comes to makeup.
Whether you wear makeup or not; it’s important to know what makes you feel confident and more like yourself. It all begins with taking good care of yourself and living a healthier lifestyle.
Here are 12 ways to look good without makeup:
1. Invest in Your Skin
Your skin is a blank canvas for makeup. Whether you use makeup or not, your skin should be the number one priority. Use products according to your skin type. Follow a three-step basic skin care routine; cleanse, tone and moisturize morning and night. First of all, use a gentle cleanser to remove impurities. Then use an alcohol-free ph balancing toner. Finally, use a non comedogenic moisturizer that doesn’t clog pores.
This one product saves your skin from wrinkles, pigmentation, and uneven skin tone. To keep your skin bright and youthful, apply a sunscreen with at least SPF 30.
3. Exfoliate Regularly
For bright and even complexion, make sure to exfoliate at least twice a week. Use a scrub that contains natural exfoliants such as walnut shell. For deep cleansing your pores, use an exfoliating brush or an electronic facial brush.
4. Apply a Tinted Moisturizer or BB cream
For covering up imperfections, a foundation isn’t the only option. You can use a tinted moisturizer or a BB cream with SPF to give you a bright and fresh face.
5. Keep Your Brows in Shape
Your eyebrows are a frame for your eyes. There are various methods for shaping eyebrows like waxing, threading or simply plucking with a pair of tweezers. Fill any sparse gaps with a pencil or powder eyeshadow and brush them upwards for a well-groomed look.
6. Exfoliate Your Lips
Dry and chapped lips are uncomfortable and not a good look. Exfoliate your lips with a DIY lip scrub. Mix half a tsp of sugar with a few drops of olive oil and apply on your lips. Gently massage the scrub on your lips for a minute then rinse with water.
7. Plump Your Pout
Peppermint oil and cinnamon oil naturally increases the fullness of lips. Apply a few drops of oil on your lips before leaving home.
8. Tint Your Eyebrows & Eyelashes
To skip the hassle of perfecting eyebrows and applying mascara every day, it’s best to get eyelashes and eyebrows tinted. You can get them done professionally or do it yourself with an at-home tinting kit. The result lasts for three to four weeks.
9. Perm Your Eyelashes/Get Extensions
Eyelash extensions give your eyelashes length and thickness. After getting an eyelash perm or extensions, there’s no need for falsies and mascara.
10. Eat a Balanced Diet
What you eat shows on your skin. A healthy diet contains foods rich in vitamins like pumpkin, sweet potatoes, and oranges. It must also include protein and omega-3 fatty acids like eggs, chicken, chickpeas and kidney beans, walnut and flax seeds.
11. Stay Hydrated
Water helps flush toxins from our body. Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day to keep your skin clear and plumper. Add cucumber, lemon or any of your favorite fruit slices in your water for flavor and to add vitamins.
12. Get Your Beauty Sleep
Lack of sleep not only results in a lack of energy but also affects our appearance. To avoid puffy eyes and skin, get 6-8 hours of sleep.