Some women radiate natural beauty. They're not adorned with an abundance of makeup. Yet their skin has a definitive glow. Their hair imparts a lustrous shine. Their look is fresh, effortless, and radiant. How do they achieve natural beauty? Let’s delve into some of their practices to uncover how you can achieve natural beauty.
Focus on Skincare
Develop a skincare routine that includes oil cleansing. Oil is natural to your skin. It lubricates, heals, protects and moisturizes our skin. By massaging natural oil, not baby oil or mineral oil folks, into your skin, you dissolve the hardened oil and grime that’s stuck in your pores. Then, when you apply steam, the day’s oil and grime is easily removed.
Facials help to exfoliate old, dead skin that clogs pores. It exposes new skin giving you a fresh-faced look. The massaging action of facials increases blood flow; therefore, delivering oxygen and nutrients to your skin cells. Results: a natural, healthy glow.
Dry brushing helps unclog pores and excrete toxins from the body. It increases blood circulation delivering oxygen and nutrients to your skin. Dry brushing exfoliates dead, dry skin to revitalize, soften and smoothen skin.
Moisturize your face with a face serum by infusing: one ounce of rosehip seed oil with three to six drops of one of the following: pure carrot seed oil, tea tree oil, frankincense or geranium oil. These oils are anti-aging, even out skin tone, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial.
Moisturize your body with a nutrient-rich oil like Marula oil. It contains high levels of the essential fatty acid, oleic acid, which has antioxidant properties to help scavenge free radicals. Marula oil is non-greasy and easily absorbs into your skin for an amazing skin conditioner.
If you prefer whipped body butters, look for key ingredients like Shea butter, mango butter, and coconut oil. All of these ingredients include vitamins, essential fatty acids, antioxidants, and mild UV protection.
Always protect your skin with a broad-spectrum mineral sunscreen with SPF 30-35.
Bathe with Intention
Harness the power of bath salts made from Dead Sea salt, Epsom salt, Himalayan Pink salt, Mediterranean salt, seaweed, goat’s milk, and essential oils. Bathing is a way to release toxins from your body, receive the nutrient rich minerals in sea salts, and softens skin. Bathing relaxes, restores the body and mind.
Layer Your Scents
We’re all familiar with layering. Applying fragrance items with the same scents (e.g., soap, body mist, shampoo, body oil, moisturizer, perfume). This compliments your overall fragrance wardrobe. Most importantly, you won’t fragrance clash. That’s the unfortunate experience of wearing two competing fragrances. Nobody wins in that situation.
Keep Your Makeup Simple
Less is more. Choose a mascara and eyeliner or mascara and lip color. Maintain two go-to shades of lip color. Have one neutral shade and one statement color.
I read an article about a woman whose makeup collection rivals department store counters. She said she stopped counting her lipstick after 350 tubes. She wins the award for excessive.
Keep the rest of your face clean and natural. You can keep it really simple with three basic items: tinted moisturizer, lip gloss, and an eyelash curler.
Give Your Hair Some Love
Treat your tresses to regular hair masks. Make sure to address your specific hair needs. You’re just wasting money using a product that focuses on a hair issue that’s not applicable to your hair.
Minimize heat appliances on your hair. They’re drying and give hair that brittle look and feel. Remember the hairstyles of the 1980s?
Keep Your Nails Natural
Get a good manicure, buff, and keep the nail bed conditioned with a moisturizing oil like olive oil.
A woman in one of my Facebook beauty groups asked how she could return her toenails to their natural color. She stated that her toenails haven’t seen the sun in 12 years. What?! Now she has a case of discoloration and toenail fungus. And yes, she posted a picture. Not pretty.
Practicing a dedicated skincare routine is how ancient Egyptian queens earned their coveted beauty status. Women worldwide have nurtured their beauty by embracing a natural skincare regimen. Any woman can have natural beauty. It’s just a matter of developing your routine and being dedicated to it. Remember, beauty is not about vanity. It’s about proper skincare.