For some women, it is very difficult to imagine life without makeup. Ladies tend to forget that Nature has given them the means to look attractive without artificial assistance. True beauty is a reflection of the inner self, which is largely influenced by your diet and lifestyle choices, not by the amount of eye-liner, blush, concealer, lipstick, etc. that is caked on your skin.
Most traditional cosmetics on the market (including many of those in the health food store) are loaded with toxins that disrupt your endocrine system and neurotransmitters in the brain and weaken immunity, all of which can lead to a wide array of medical, psychiatric, and neurological conditions.
Additionally, Mother Nature did not intend for you to cover up the face you were born with and hide behind a facade and you should not need makeup to feel beautiful. Learn to appreciate and embrace your natural look and imperfections, dare to be bare, and stand proud.
Fortunately, there are many simple and natural ways to look beautiful without makeup.
Get plenty of sleep
Sufficient restful, uninterrupted sleep is essential for the human body. During sleep, the body rejuvenates itself by repairing and renewing cells. This is only effective when at rest, and other bodily functions are not using energy. If you tend to cut down on sleeping time, tiredness will take its toll on your looks. Ensure you are well rested and you will wake up in the mornings looking naturally beautiful.
Drink enough water
Water is important for health. Drinking plenty of water keeps you adequately hydrated, and it is good for the skin. Water plumps out wrinkles and prevents dry, chapped skin. It also helps in collagen production, which maintains the elasticity of your skin, helping you look younger for longer. Another advantage of water is that it flushes out waste products that may affect your appearance.
Eat real food
A healthy, balanced diet keeps you fit, toned and looking good. Replace your morning coffee with a glass of warm water and a dash of lemon to help clean waste products from your body and give the skin a healthy glow. Eat plenty of animal protein to help with cell renewal and repair. Avoid junk food and sugary soft drinks that can cause weight gain, spots, and chronic illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease — all of which contribute to premature aging.
Wash your face with water
Washing with warm water in the morning and before going to bed helps remove dirt and pollutants the skin has picked up during the day. Clean skin breathes and stays healthy. Use a natural and mild soap, and pat the skin dry with a soft towel rather than rubbing.
Wash your hair – but not too often!
Use a natural, mild shampoo to keep your hair free from dust, dirt and oil. Freshly washed hair adds to your natural beauty. Too much washing will strip your hair of its natural oils – one or two washes a week is sufficient. Get your hair trimmed at regular intervals to take care of split ends, which can spoil even the best hairstyle.
Look after your lips
A few drops of coconut oil or olive oil will keep your lips moisturized and soft. Nothing is more aging than dry, cracked lips.
Manage your stress
Chronic stress is a major contributor to premature aging. Keep your stress managed with the regular use of mindfulness based meditation, deep breathing exercises, communing with nature, yoga or other similar techniques.
Keep it green
Environmental toxins and pollutants of all kinds can affect your skin, eyes, and weight and contribute to premature aging. Reduce the impact of these toxins by living an environmentally conscious lifestyle.
You may not be able to completely ignore familiar commercial beauty aids and trust in nature at first. However, as you gradually make use of these tips, you will discover how beautiful you can be without makeup. Look lovelier the natural way. Your health — and your wallet — will thank you. Not only that, you may be surprised to find that you actually feel more self-confident and attractive. You are beautiful just as you are.