Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who is beautiful of them all?
We all recognize this mantra from Snow White, which we all grew up watching. If you are the one who somehow recalls this mantra while standing in front of your mirror, I feel you!
Who doesn’t want to be beautiful and win the show?
This is why we see thousands of beauty products, making their way to markets and women, going crazy after all the big brands. This is exactly why makeup products have become an absolute essential in our lives.
While makeup is a fun way of enhancing your features and expressing yourself, you don’t always need to count on it as a crutch to define your beauty.
After all, who likes to be with a pastry looking face all the time?
A bare natural look not only helps you naturally shine through, but it is also the best thing you can carry around.
Wondering if it is possible to ditch your morning makeup routine and still look drop-dead gorgeous?
The answer is a straight-out, YES! Though it is all about your lifestyle changes and not some shortcuts and quick hacks, the results are going to be permanent. Let’s get to the tips.
1. Eat your Way to a Glowing Skin
The famous beauty proverb, “You’re what you eat,” could not be more on point. A healthy and nutritious diet is a sure-fire way of getting glowy skin. Make sure you make most out of vegetables and fruits and add them to your daily intake.
Foods that are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids such as walnuts, flax seeds, and vitamin-enriched fruits such as sweet potatoes, orange, and pumpkin are never-failing elements to your healthy diet regime.
Moreover, try adding food items that are high in protein such as chicken, eggs, kidney beans, lentils, cottage cheese, and chickpeas. A wholesome diet is all you need to keep your skin radiant and healthy and meet the requirements of your body.
2. Drink Plenty of Water
“Water is your best friend for life.” It goes without saying how important H20 is. Every function and system of our body relies on it. So keep yourself hydrated no matter what. Not even going out should be more excuse to be on low water intake.
Carry a water bottle with you and drink it even on the go. Drinking at least eight glasses of water helps you get rid of toxins from your body, and thus your skin looks livelier and plumper. It also keeps wrinkles and early aging at bay.
If you want to make the intake of water more effective, add cucumbers, zucchinis, lemons, mint leaves, and other green veggies to detoxify your body. This will help you get the required nutrients as well as the hydration to help your body consume and hold onto the water more efficiently.
3. Sleep In Peace
A peaceful good night’s sleep goes hand-in-hand with how fresh you feel and look. It is essential because your body goes in repairing mode while you sleep. Just like your cell phone, which you need to charge, your body needs to charge itself too. If you don’t give it that chance, you will have to start the other day with a 50% battery, which only leads to added stress and inefficiency.
Thus, six to eight hours of sleep is crucial for you to wake up the next day feeling and looking fresh. By doing this, you can achieve a glowing complexion, little to no dreaded dark circles under your eyes, and it will slow down your aging process too. Your skin produces new collagen when you sleep. So don’t let anything in the world come between you and your beauty sleep.
4. Be Ingredient Conscious
Not many people are mindful about it, but ingredient-conscious beauty is a thing. It works the same way as whatever you put inside your body affects your overall health; what you put on your skin works the same way. Your skin tends to absorb 60 percent of the product you put on, so be sure you do apt research on the ingredients that are present in your skincare or beauty products.
Avoid products that contain petrochemicals, sulfates, and parabens that may irritate your skin. It is always best to use natural products.
5. Work Out for Healthy Skin
“Exercise is the best medicine,” let that sink in!
There is no denying the fact that physical activity is good for both physical and mental health. It can be anything to everything, whatever is your ham -be it regular gyming, doing yoga, running, or swimming.
Unarguably, it’s been scientifically proven that exercise betters both your skin and mood. An average of at least three hours of physical exercise per week will result in improving your stamina as well as your health. Moreover, it enhances the blood circulation in your body, detoxifies it and gives a boost of endorphins, reducing stress and calming your entire body and increasing the flow of oxygen to your skin.
So, all set to kick off your course of physical activity? Already started checking nearby parks for running? If yes, then don’t forget to cover your skin with sunscreen -the UV rays monster is out there to attack the youthfulness of your skin.
Pro tip: If you already are under attack by that monster, look for some good facial injectables out there.
6. Stick To A Consistent Skin Care Routine
“Consistency is the key to success.” This remains true even for your skincare regime. Know your skin type and try getting the products and right skincare routine that suit your skin type.
CTM (Cleansing, Toning, and Moisturizing) Mantra works for everyone!
Dermatologists advise CTM for almost all skin types, but what you need to be mindful of is the use of the right products. It all boils down to which product suits your skin type.
Once you know your skin type and the suitable products for it, follow a consistent morning and night skincare routine, and I guarantee you that you will see an incredible improvement in your skin.
A Big Nos:
- Never use soap to cleanse your skin as it tends to dry your skin and absorbs all the natural moisture from it.
- Never under any circumstances, go to bed without properly cleansing your skin. This will be a warm welcome to a whole bunch of problems for your skin, including all those pesky pimples that we all hate.
7. Exfoliation Is Key
Exfoliation, which often goes ignored, should be a vital part of your skincare regime.
Your skin is continuously shedding the dead cells from the surface and renewing itself with new and healthy cells. Exfoliation gives this process a helping hand and catalyzes the process of rejuvenating your skin.
If this process slows down, it will result in excess of dead cells sitting on the surface of your skin. This can lead to blackheads, clogged pores, and the universal hated thing, pimples, and acne.
When you include exfoliation in your skincare regime, your moisturizers and serums are better absorbed by your skin, making their work even more efficient.
So, note it down somewhere; exfoliation isn’t an extra add-on; it is one of the vital steps of your regime.
Imagine how great it would be to be able to walk out of the house with no makeup and flawless skin, just like some Hollywood actress? Now you know, it is something achievable. All you have to do is to be super consistent and try to apply the above tips in your daily skincare regime.
So are you ready to forgo makeup and try for flawless and glowing skin?
Let us know in the comments below.