Makeup is fun. But it shouldn’t be mandatory. Your daily makeup routine should be motivated by creativity and expression, rather than fear and self-doubt.
Considering all products are packed with chemicals and artificial ingredients, it’s nice to go bare once in a while.
For days you can’t or don’t wish to wear makeup, we’ve listed fabulous ways for you to look stunning au naturel. Read on to know.
1. Skip the mascara!
Curl your eyelashes to make your eyes look wider. If you want longer lashes, you can apply almond oil or coconut oil to your lashes before hitting the sheets every night. You can also brush them in the morning with a coat of Vaseline for that voluminous look.
2. Exfoliation is the key
At least once a week, exfoliate to remove dead skin cells, leaving your face with that glow you’ve always wanted. Never scrub too hard, because it leaves the skin feeling irritated. If you don’t possess an exfoliator, just add granulated sugar to your cleanser and scrub gently to get smooth skin. It works wonders!
3. H20 please!
Drink hot water with lemon in the morning to flush out the toxins from your body and leave you feeling hydrated.
4. Pimple trouble
The number one rule to dealing with pimples is to stop touching it. Yes, we’re all guilty about this habit but we desperately need to stop picking at pimples or rubbing the forehead. Just let your skin breathe, girls.
5. The golden rule
Every single time you wash your face, follow it up with a moisturiser and a sunscreen before you leave the house. “If you have marks on your skin, mix lacto calamine lotion with your sunscreen. Along with fading away blemishes, it also helps treat acne and dry skin. If you are prone to pimples, use a non-oily moisturiser and if you have dry skin, opt for heavier moisturisers containing coconut or shea butter.
6. Groom yourself
Perfectly shaped brows frame your face, pull your features into focus and give an instantaneous lift, so don’t neglect them.
7. Stick to the basics
Good skin is the best foundation, so if you decide to go makeup free, stay true to your skincare regime. Cleanse regularly, and spritz with rose water twice a day for that fresh look. Use toner, as it helps restore pH balance of your skin. If you focus on good skin care, you really won’t need makeup.
8. For that million dollar smile
Exfoliate your lips by gently rubbing a dampened toothbrush and hydrate with a lip balm to get rid of cracked lips. Since a beautiful smile helps your face look young and luminous, make sure you give your lips and teeth the attention they deserve. Brush at least twice a day, and when you have some extra time on your hands – add baking powder to your toothbrush and brush for whiter teeth. A smile is the best makeup any girl can wear.