It is crazy how, today, girls are spending hours trying to make their makeup look like they are not wearing any. And it is getting pretty ridiculous, especially when it comes to dolling yourself up for the beach – why would you do that? You should be thinking about having fun, swimming and sunbathing, and not whether your makeup needs to be reapplied. It seems that we forgot that being natural is always trendy. So, with all this being said, here are some simple tips and tricks for looking your best without any makeup.
Take care of your eyebrows
Eyebrows that are well groomed can do wonders for your face. Make sure you pluck away all the stray hairs and groom your eyebrows regularly so that they look fabulous all the time. By doing this, you will frame both your eyes and your face nicely and accentuate your facial features the right way. There are several ways to achieve this such as waxing, threading, plucking, trimming and shaving. If you are not sure you’ll be able to do it yourself, better visit a professional.
Accentuate your eyes
Who says you need mascara or an eyeshadow to make your eyes pop? If you want to make them look wider, you can curl your eyelashes with an eyelash curler and apply a thin coat of transparent gel on them so they stay in place. If you want to go even further, consider getting eyelash extensions.
If you have dark circles around your eyes, start using eye creams with retinol.
Although beauty balms are considered makeup, they are actually replacements for your moisturizer – but with a hint of color. Brands like Nude By Nature offer great lightweight sheer BB creams with an SPF that are just perfect for a day at the beach. Instead of layering dozens of makeup products on your face, this one does it all, allowing your skin to breathe and providing it with all the needed nourishment at the same time.
Whiten your teeth
No, this doesn’t mean you should spend hours at the dentist’s. There are now other ways to give your teeth instant whiteness. Use whitening toothpaste, especially if you had coffee or wine, but make sure you don’t use it too often because it can damage your teeth. Also, you can wash them with baking soda every now and then.
But, if your teeth are grey or yellow, you should definitely visit your dentist and get them professionally whitened. For more advanced work, a quick trip to a cosmetic dentist can make all the difference in the world. You would not believe what kinds of mini-miracles it is now possible for dentists to fix in just one short visit.
Your hair matters
A fresh haircut and a nice color can do wonders for your makeup-free face. But make sure you opt for a simple hair style when hitting the beach because anything that’s over the top won’t go well with your natural appearance. Cut off your split ends, use heat protectants, coconut and olive oil and show some love to your beautiful locks.
If you keep your skin nourished and moisturized, the chances of it becoming wrinkled or dry will be significantly lower. Make sure you pay special attention to your neck, face and hands, and apply a thick layer of moisturizer on them. Your skin will be grateful.
If your skin seems tired and glowless, it is probably full of dead skin cells. If you aren’t using facial scrubs, it is now time to incorporate them into your skincare routine. Regular exfoliation (from one to three times a week) will clear your face of those dead skin cells, and make it look radiant again.
The saying: “You are what you eat” exists for a reason. If you eat a lot of pizza, you will have a pizza face, right? Instead, switch to healthier snacks such as yoghurt and fruit, and consider adding some color to your plate. Incorporate carrots, mangoes, oranges, bananas etc. into your daily diet because these are packed with vitamins and minerals that do wonders for your skin and eyesight. Incorporate tomatoes, cranberries, cherries and apples as well to boost your immune system. Last but not least, add all those green leafy vegetables to help your body regenerate cells and fight all kinds of diseases. Broccoli, cucumber, kale and spinach are great for that.
Finally, sleep regularly and remember that self-esteem is your best asset.