Many women have makeup bags filled to the cute, zippered brims with products. Makeup can be a fun way to accentuate your favorite features or change your look.
But you don’t have to rely on makeup to look your best. With the following healthy habits, you can feel comfortable and confident naturally. Read how to enhance your natural beauty without makeup.
Follow a Consistent Skin Care Routine
Skin care forms the foundation for almost any beauty regimen. Your skin covers your entire body and acts as one of your first lines of defense against infection. So taking care of your skin also promotes your overall health.
You might have normal, dry, oily, combination, or sensitive skin. Different environments, seasons, and life events can all affect what your skin needs. But no matter what, keep taking care of it! The rewards are worth it.
Clean, hydrated skin looks and feels great. Defend it with daily protection from ultraviolet (UV) rays, even on cloudy days. Choose a daily sunscreen with a minimum sun protection factor (SPF) of 30. These three steps are necessary to follow if you want to enhance your natural beauty without makeup.
Treat Your Tresses Right
There’s a reason we use the phrase “bad hair day.” When your hair doesn’t look or feel good, it affects your whole day. Just as with your skin, taking care of your hair boosts your overall well-being.
While the specific methods for taking care of straight, wavy, curly, and tightly curled hair differ, you want to keep your hair clean and moisturized. Opt for a shampoo that gently cleans your hair without stripping it, and always follow shampoo with conditioner.
After washing your hair, treat it delicately: blot it rather than rub it with a towel. Always use a heat protectant before applying any heat to your hair. Regularly trimming your hair will help keep the strands strong and prevent split ends from forming and moving up the hair shaft.
Meet Your Body’s Needs
As cliché as it might sound, beauty truly starts from within. Though there’s a lot for anyone to learn about health and wellness, meeting your body’s basic needs goes a long way in keeping you beautiful.
Your body uses water for digestion, temperature regulation, and joint lubrication. You’ll look and feel better if you’re getting the right amount of water, which is roughly half an ounce to an ounce of water daily for each pound you weigh.
Eating fruits and vegetables provides your body with clean fuel. And while there’s nothing wrong with enjoying snacks, keep them to a minimum. Balance what you want to eat with what your body needs. Making this choice time and again will promote your beauty, health, and happiness.
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Erika Marie is a fashion and beauty writer as well as a hardcore vintage clothing enthusiast. In her free time, she can be found thrifting for hidden gems to add to her collection.