Written by Laura Soulios (@body_tuned_by)
Makeup can be a fun way to enhance your features and boost your confidence especially if you're hiding something you do not like on your skin. However going makeup free can be liberating and empowering, allowing your true beauty to shine through. In this article, I will be explaining some tips and tricks to help you look good without relying on makeup. So let’s embrace our natural beauty together!
1: Prioritize Skincare
If you decide to lead a life without makeup that does not mean that you need to let go of skincare. Many skin issues actually are related to the excessive use of makeup. Skin tone issues, acne, and breakouts can all be triggered by the use of makeup. So, instead invest time in a proper at-home skincare routine. Cleanse, exfoliate, serum, and moisturize your skin every morning and evening to keep it looking fresh and vibrant. Maintaining a proper skincare routine is crucial for a healthy and radiant complexion. Depending on your skin type there will be a routine for you. Not sure, what you should be using- set up an appointment will me, and I will be happy to guide you to a clearer skin!
Believe it or not, just simply smiling can make you look 10 times better, prettier, and hotter. A smile will instantly help you feel and look pretty even if you do not have makeup on!
3: Get enough sleep
Sleep is after all one way that people can get to a refreshed look, as sleep allows our body to build, replenish and rejuvenate. If you are getting an average of 8 hours of sleep then you definitely will notice that those bags under your eyes are getting lighter, smaller and you will not have to apply concealer every day!
4: Maintain your eyebrows
If you want to look great with zero makeup on, try to emphasize your natural features, starting with beautiful eyebrows. Shape your brows with the help of a professional and maintain that shape by tweezing in-between sessions. If you have a thinner brow then start using a brow serum to grow the hairs and apply every evening before going to sleep. Stick with this for 2-3 months and you will see wonderful results.
5: Use Sunscreen
You should be using sunscreen on your face every single day. Sunscreen is key to keeping your skin looking youthful and glowing plus it keeps your skin hydrated and looking healthy. You can always transition from using foundation to using a tinted SPF since it will brighten the skin naturally and protect you from UV.
6: Plump your lips
Having healthy luscious lips is another way to look good without makeup. Some lip products leave your lips looking dry and cracked, which does not help with your overall appearance. So make sure you are exfoliating your lips at least 1 time per week and use a tinted lip balm to seal in the moisture and rehydrate those lips.
7: Brighten your eyes
You can brighten your eyes without makeup by using an eye cream. Eye cream gives your eye area a lift, hydrates the under eye area, helps target fine lines and wrinkles, and reduces the look of dark circles. You should be using eye cream every morning and evening.
8: Massage your face
Massaging your face will increase circulation and give your skin a nice natural lift. You will look instantly refreshed and have a natural rosy glow in your cheeks. Just spend an extra 2 minutes applying your moisturizer by massaging your face and even holding the movements to help contour and lift the skin.
9: Hydrate and eat your way to glowing skin
A glowing complexion starts from within, so it is crucial to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. Also make sure you are eating a well-balanced diet consisting of proteins, whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats. A nutritious diet is a foolproof way to achieve healthy glowing skin from the inside out. When you have a glowing skin your skin will be your new foundation.
10: Exercise your way to healthy skin
It is proven that exercise benefits your skin and improves your mood. Exercise is essential not just for the physical but mental health as well. Exercise improves your circulation, helps remove toxins from the body, increases oxygen, boosts endorphins, reduces stress and so much more. All of this has huge impacts on your skin so take time every day to move your body!
11: Treat your skin
If your struggling with acne, pigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles whatever your skin concern is seek out skin treatments that will help clear up those issues so that you feel confident and comfortable without wearing makeup. The worst thing you can do is squeeze a pimple and then put a pound of concealer and coverup on top. You are only making the situation worse! Instead come in for treatments including IPL, Microneedling, Laser, and regular specialized facials to help clear up the skin issues so that you do not need to wear makeup!
12: Radiate confidence
Lastly, confidence is the key to looking good without makeup. Embrace and accept who you are with love and grace. Focus on self-care and a mindset that appreciates your natural beauty. When you feel confident from within, it shines through and enhances your overall appearance.
While makeup can be fun and a creative way to express yourself, learning how to look good without relying on makeup is the key to having flawless skin. By having a solid skincare routine, nourishing your body from within you can embrace your true beauty and radiate confidence. Remember the most beautiful version of yourself is the confident one!