We have all been through a trauma where we’ve found ourselves in a makeup chair with a wanna-be Sephora femme listening to our deepest insecurities regarding our skin. We have a whole list organized in a nice order starting with A for acne, B for blackheads, C for chapped lips, D for dark circles, and so on. After all, the meme that our deep-rooted damsel in distress has related to the most is “I do skincare, but my skin doesn’t care.”
We have all looked for customized creams and accurate makeup products that perfectly suit our skin requirements to show it glistening even when it’s not perfect. But deep down, we want it to shine without a highlighter, smooth without a concealer, and blush without a blush-on. Too much to want? Not really!
We bring you the best ways to bring your fictitious thoughts to reality with 10 easy to adopt habits. These 10 habits can make you look fantastic without makeup and woo anyone you want.
Get onto the track and forget crying over a zit before a party or stressing over how to master the perfect wing liner. It’s time to flaunt your raw beauty!
Shift to silk pillowcases
When we think of silk, two things that immediately hit our minds are softness and smoothness. Now think about skin, what comes to your mind? The same characteristics, right? This is exactly how the two are related; resting your head on a fabric of silk will reduce the friction against your skin. This prevents agitation and limits damage to your skin, which your cotton pillowcase is probably causing. Cotton absorbs natural oils that you keep rubbing against your skin every night; sounds gross? That’s precisely what it’s doing to your skin. On the contrary, silk pillowcases keep your skin clean and keep it from drying out, which is excellent in repelling acne. So, change your bedsheet now, and you’ll soon experience a change.
Use salicylic acid
Are you looking for the best exfoliator? We’ve got the best solution for you; salicylic acid. It exfoliates deep inside the skin and takes away all the dead cells that end up blocking the pores, hence, welcomes congestion, redness, and pimples. We know the sound of using an acid over your skin can be a little freaky and idiosyncratic, but really it is not. You have to apply a very moderate amount of it, which will not end up being irritating for your skin. Instead, you’ll feel it smoothening and cleaning out exactly how you’ve desired. No, by using an acid, we don’t mean using it directly, but looking for products that contain a lower concentration of salicylic acid. Seek out masks, toners, or serums that contain the acid from 0.5% to 2%, and that would do the job.
Quit mascara, get castor oil
Frustrated with the natural thickness of your brother’s eyelashes? We can relate. Here is the best solution to achieve that- castor oil. Forget the hassle of applying false lashes or finding the best voluminous mascara. All you need to do is wash an old dried out mascara bottle, fill it with castor oil, and now apply it daily before sleeping. Castor oil is a form of fat that helps lubricate the skin and strengthen your hair, so it will be a matter of time that you’ll witness your lashes luster up. However, it’s important to remember that castor oil is only going to thicken your lashes; it will not help them grow quicker.
Nutrify with serums
Savoring your skin with nutrition is just as important as serving your body, so make sure you’re choosing the right one. A skin serum can act as a shield to combat wrinkles, dark spots, and dullness. When buying a serum, read and analyze the components it is made up of and shop for the perfect one. It will help you get healthy skin by boosting up its nutritional value, all within the application of a few drops. Moreover, you can enhance its performance by applying a face mask that would serve as an extra boost. This habit will only occupy you for very little time, but the results are guaranteed to be super impressive.
Drink vitamin C aka citron water
The effect of vitamin C on the skin is no less than magic that turns your skin into a refreshing, youthful one- an ultimate desire of all women. Vitamin C stimulates collagen production, which succors to diminishing fine lines, thickening the dermis, and elevating firmness. Whether you’re struggling with dark spots, dark circles, or redness, inculcating the habit of drinking citron water can prove to be the key to all. An easy way to consume vitamin C is by squeezing lemon into hot water and drinking it right after you wake up.
Workouts for fewer breakouts
One of the best ways to get glowing skin and a healthy body is to opt for an activity that circulates the blood. And for this, exercising is an optimal solution. Working out for a minimum of thirty minutes a day can be a complete game-changer for your skin as it pumps your blood and gets your skin in its healthiest form. You’ll observe way lesser breakouts when you help your skin get the blood it requires. Whether you like aerobic workouts, dancing, or cardio, set up a routine, and you’re guaranteed to witness a fantastic look without makeup.
Detoxify with massages
When it comes to working out, you can actually pamper your skin with an exercise that is specifically meant to be for the skin; a massage. Massaging the skin enhances it’s firmness and cleanses the pores. You don’t even need to visit a spa or spend hundreds of bucks for this. All you need to do is apply deep and firm motions on your skin with a mild touch at sensitive areas. It will help in eliminating toxins from your skin, giving it a smoother look. Remember not to massage areas around the eyes as they are too delicate. Take up the habit and say hello to soft and smooth skin!
Experiment with your eyebrows
Well, eyebrows hold a substantial place in the overall look of your face. You can just make up your brows and put up a bright lipstick, and you’ll see your face transforming to the next level. However, making up your eyebrows doesn’t only mean bearing the excruciating pain of tweezing and plucking unnecessary hair. You can make this entire act utterly painless with the help of powders, pencils, and a little bit of art (and maybe a pair of scissors). Apply different techniques, test with them until you come up with a look that compliments your face. And that’s it. You’re good to go! For an easy go-to look, touching up with your eyebrows does most of the job of looking presentable. You wouldn’t need to put in a great lot of effort to create a no-makeup look in order to look fantastic.
Polish your dull skin and shield it with the application of sunscreens. Now, we are pretty much aware of the fact that sunscreens protect our skin from sunburns, blistering, and redness. But the fruit-bearing nature of it has a lot more to it than just that. Sunscreens can be extremely beneficial in preventing premature aging symptoms, preserving your complexion, and lowering skin cancer risk. If you think applying sunscreen is only necessary for summers, then get that notion out of your head as snow in winters can also grow the impact of UV rays, similar to that of sun. If you have sunscreen, then opt for the habit of applying it whenever you move out, despite the prevalent season.
Modify your style
When it comes to attracting eyeballs, and receiving compliments, and looking your best, most of it depends upon your style. Everyone has a sense of style individual to their own personality. So, experimenting a little with your looks and putting in a bit more effort in how you look can serve as a perfect solution to looking fantastic. Carry yourself with grace and confidence, and suddenly your entire look will move way beyond how your makeup looks. So, step up your game and then make sure to sustain it because a considerable impact of modification lies in sustenance.
Let’s wrap it up!
Embracing your natural features is super essential as it gives you a sense of confidence and eloquence, which are both very important. We live in a world that has set beauty standards in a very unrealistic and unachievable manner, and so our only goal should be to feel secure in our own skin. Now keeping it healthy and gorgeous is all within our power, and one should do everything in their means to bring the best in themselves. These 10 habits mentioned above are a source of empowerment for the betterment of skin health. To enhance their effect, keep your skin hydrated, take lukewarm showers, and stay happy.