We all want to feel beautiful. Not just look beautiful, but also feel it. Feel it from the inside out. Radiate it. Embrace it. And do it without caking on layers of makeup.
The summer time is the perfect time to strip back the make up, not only for our skin’s sake but also to make us feel better.
Curious to know how to strip back the make up whilst looking and feeling beautiful? Read on…
1. Remember SPF
Nearly 80% of our overall sun exposure is incidental meaning those walks to the car, that stroll through the park, or the errands you ran on your lunchtime break are all adding up to premature wrinkles and skin damage if you don’t remember SPF.
It’s such a simple tweak to make. Just apply a broad-spectrum sun cream each day during your morning skin care routine to help keep your skin looking as young and healthy as possible.
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It may seem easy enough but clear, healthy and glowing skin is one of the easiest ways to feel beautiful without make up.
2. Drink a cup of hot water every morning
It may sound boring, but incorporating a cup of hot water and lemon is one of the best things you could do for yourself in the morning. Not only does it help to wake up your senses, but also it flushes and purifies your body of toxins, while also reducing your chance of future skin sensitivities.
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Water hydrates your body, which keeps your skin supple so you can rock that dewy glow…without having to apply highlighter to get the same effect.
3. Get your scrub on
Incorporating a simple exfoliation twice a week will ensure your dry, dead, and dull skin cells will not suffocate your skin and block up your pores.
If you don’t scrub the lifeless layers of skin off your face, those dead skin cells become opaque and don’t reflect light properly, causing your skin to look dull, leaving you with an uneven skin tone.
Tip: To combat this, mix equal parts of baking soda and water and give it a good stir. Once it is properly combined, apply it to your face and rub it into your skin gently for up to two minutes.
When your two minutes are up, wash it off, pat dry and moisturise with a few drops of coconut oil. Then just stand back and look at how healthy your skin looks!
4. Keep your hands off
We all catch ourselves doing it, resting your chin in your hand, popping pimples, rubbings your eyes or massaging your forehead. Did you know this is harming your skin?
Since the skin on your face is the most delicate in your body, it is easily damaged, stretched and torn. Each time you rub your eyes. Each time you tug at your skin. Each time you rest your face in your hand, you are causing micro-tears in your skin. These micro-tears eventually lead to future wrinkles, and what’s more, they can also cause a gradual degradation of your skin.
5. Fake it
If there is one quick and easy way to feel beautiful without makeup, it’s with a healthy tanned glow.
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