10 tips to look stunning without makeup
Do you want to give your foundation, lipstick, blusher and mascara a miss and still be gorgeous in your own no-makeup way? Own the no-makeup look with these handy tips.
1. Get Your Beauty Sleep
Nothing's better for your skin than a good night's sleep, particularly if you are tired and stressed as lifestyle factors are quick to show on our faces. Try to go to bed at the same time each night, aim for 7 to 8 hours sleep and make sure your bedroom is a relaxing, restful place. If you look a bit tired in the morning, place the curved side of a cold spoon (you can keep one in the fridge) on any dark circles or bags.
2. Cleanse Your Face
Cleanse morning and night, paying attention to your eyes, using a texture that suits your skin - micellar water, lotion, oil etc. Gently wipe off any traces of makeup, grime and other impurities accumulated during the day or night. Note: cleansing is non-negotiable, do not forget it.
3. Scrub Off The Dead Skin
Scrubbing brightens the complexion and evens out skin tone, working against the elements like pollution, dust, smoke, etc. A scrub will also kick start your circulation, leaving you with glowing skin. It'll also allow your epidermis to absorb better any treatments you apply. For a flawless finish, slather on a clay face mask to deeply cleanse and detoxify your skin.
4. Hydrate Your Skin
Follow by applying a good moisturizer suited to your skin type - combination, dry, oily, mature, and so forth. Make sure you use a moisturizer every day to clean, dry skin. Whether your moisturizer is a cream, mask or serum, it'll help maintain your cutaneous balance. So moisturize morning and night to avoid ending up with a dull complexion. Avoid heavy creams that clog your pores to attract dust. Instead, go for a lightweight formula like the new L'Oréal Paris Revitalift Crystal Micro-Essence that penetrates up to 10 layers deep into your skin and give you clear crystal brighter skin. It retains moisturize and gives you highly moisturized and hydrated skin.
5. Use Blur Creams
Blur creams iron out wrinkles and dilated pores, leaving our skin looking lovely and smooth. Apply one before a BB cream for a flawless complexion. As for your BB cream, it'll unify your skin tone while moisturizing your skin at the same time.
6. Use Makeup Powders
These ultra-fine powders are soft to the touch, stop shine and highlight our facial contours. As they're translucent, they can be applied to all skin colours. They leave us with bright, glowing complexions. Tip: apply your powder as a finishing touch after your BB cream.
7. Do Not Touch Your Face
Even if you regularly wash your hands, they still house bacteria that can be transferred to your face when you touch your skin. So try not to touch your face to lessen the likelihood of blemishes and spots cropping up.
8. Watch Out What You Eat
To brighten your complexion, pile your plate with foods containing beta-carotene. These fruits and veg can actually give us a slight sun-kissed glow. Avoid saturated fats found in cured meats, fast food and pre-prepared meals. And don't forget to drink at least 1.5 litres water a day to hydrate your skin from the inside. Go for herbal/fruit teas and water; cut down on the booze as it dehydrates and dulls skin.
9. Nourish Your Skin with Facial Steams
Facial steams can be done at home and have numerous benefits, depending on the essential oils you choose. Start by cleansing and scrubbing your face. Pour some boiling water into a bowl. Add a few drops of essential oils to boost the effect. Cover your head and shoulders with a towel and lean over the bowl to steam your face. When done, mist your face with a spritz of thermal water. As your pores will be open, it's the perfect time to apply a face mask. And don't forget to finish off with a moisturizer.
10. Use Sunscreen
The harmful sun rays often causes various skin related problems like dull skin, dark spots and early ageing. Use a sunscreen to protect your skin against the harsh sun and its UV rays. For the Indian weather, it is better if you use a lightweight sunscreen that does not clog pores. You can use the new L'Oréal Paris UV Perfect Matte & Fresh that is perfect for Indian summers. It is infused with kaolin clay that absorbs sweat to give you a fresh and matte finish. It has been tested for maximum humidity and is fit for all skin types, including oily skin.
There is no magic when you look mesmerizing with the help of makeup. The real wonder is when you can pull off a no-makeup look with the same ease. Getting a beautiful complexion and glowing skin the natural way is no difficulty if you take care of your health and skin and lead a healthy lifestyle.