We have always been wowed by people who look beautiful without appearing to make so much effort. But the truth is that women who appear naturally stunning always have to put some work into it.
After all, true beauty is about enhancing the facial and body features you were born with. So, the big question is: How do you achieve ‘effortless beauty’ without having to have your face and body altered so much?
According to Beauty Schools Directory, “Flawless makeup that accentuates your natural beauty in a subtle, striking way is an art you can only learn from the best beauty schools or get from their graduates.”
They recommend these 9 stress-free secrets used by ‘naturally’ beautiful women that you’ve always admired on screen and in real life.
Your skin never remains always the same. And that is because new skin cells are constantly developing as old ones die. By exfoliating your skin, you remove the dead cells, therefore exposing the fresh skin underneath. Regularly exfoliating will keep you looking clean, natural and radiant.
Use light makeup
Your makeup should accentuate your beauty and not hide or distort it. It is always advised to work with a foundation that is just a shade lighter than your natural skin tone.
And this includes your selected lipstick colour. For a more natural look, avoid deep, dark tones and use shades that are close to the natural colour of your lip.
Reduce blusher application and always blend well
Blushers add a glow to your skin, so to achieve a more natural beauty look, use it sparingly. And like all makeup, make sure to blend it well in a way that makes your skin tone appear even and natural.
Keep your eye brows well trimmed and healthy
Of course, don’t skip on the eye brows in your ‘more natural look’ goal. Keep it tidily trimmed and in good condition. If you have to pluck out a few strands, keep it minimal as thin eyebrows are just as unnatural-looking as a heavily, jet-black painted one.
Learn to always feel beautiful and flash a confident smile
Real beauty radiates from the inside out and starts with you having faith your own natural attractiveness. So, always keep a positive view of yourself, avoid frowns as much as possible and you will look more beautiful.
Drink water and eat lots of fruit and vegetables
You’d probably heard this a thousand times, but have you ever made a real commitment to it? If you change today to a more healthy diet with lots of fresh fruits, vegetables and taking plenty of water every day, you’ll be astounded by how fresher and more naturally appealing your skin, eyes and hair will become.
Get more exercise
Exercise is not only for keeping fit and healthy, it also helps you look younger and enhances your natural beauty. That is because as your muscles and bones move, the blood flow to your skin increases, keeping your skin better refreshed, glowing and natural-looking.
Get enough rest
The popular phrase “beauty sleep” was coined for a reason. Adequate sleep really does make you beautiful. When your body and mind are at rest, your body cells renew themselves which is reflected in the way you feel fresh, happy and beautiful after a deep sleep.
But if you’re constantly denying yourself of enough or quality sleep, you’ll feel and look burned out. If you struggle with or have sleep issues, try and relax, and avoid caffeine and alcohol. You can also try adding a few aromatherapy oils to your bath or do some deep-breathing exercises.
And don’t forget to protect your skin too
This is especially important if you have a sensitive skin. Temperature changes with the weather and along with it could come some hazards to your skin beauty.
Sometimes, you may be inadvertently damaging your skin texture and freshness while trying to regulate temperature in extreme weather. For example, people tend to turn up their heating systems in deep winter, and in the process dry out their skin and make it appear aged.
Extreme sunny conditions can also cause your skin to become flaky, dry and dull. That is why you should make moisturizing a part of your regular skincare routine to keep it looking beautiful and flare-free.