Every one of us would absolutely love to remain youthful and beautiful for many years. And while some turn to synthetic products and expensive salon treatments to achieve the same, others stick to the natural route to enhance their looks. If you belong to the latter category and are desperately in search of natural tips to become naturally beautiful, here is a list that can help you out!
How to Become Naturally Beautiful
Diet and Exercise
There is no way you can become beautiful on the outside without working for it from the inside. Beauty is not just skin deep and depends on more than a beautiful face and body. To be beautiful, you need to be healthy first. And that can be achieved only if you follow a proper diet.
The best diet for a healthy, beautiful body would be one that includes all the essential minerals and vitamins while doing away with excess nutrients that could pose a threat to our health and beauty. Drinking plenty of water every day can keep your body toxin free and hydrated. This would reflect on your external body, making you look beautiful and radiant.
Diet and Exercise go hand in hand. If you stick to a regular diet and do not follow it up with an appropriate exercise regime, you would end up developing sagging skin that would be too large to accommodate your leaner body. Skin is also difficult to tighten after a while. So it pays to exercise as you diet and tighten your skin to make sure you continue to look beautiful as you reduce weight. Regular exercises would also increase the blood circulation to all parts of the body and help to get rid of the stress hormones, thereby giving a healthy, natural glow to your body.
Never forgo your sleep, no matter what! Your body needs at least a few hours of rest to feel rejuvenated. A sleep deprived body would feel stressed out and would look dull and tired. Sleeping for at least 4-6 hours a day can help relax the body and help in the skin regeneration process as well, thus giving you a stress free, glowing body.
Make it a point to sleep on your back. Sleeping on your sides would cause fine lines and wrinkles to erupt on your face and other parts of your body like the cleavage area. You can also use satin pillow covers that would be soft on your skin and not tug at it. Keeping a wedge pillow under your normal pillow or sleeping on two pillows can also help reduce under eye dark circles.
Your Expressions Matter
A person who smiles tends to look prettier and younger when compared to a person who frowns or scowls often. These expressions can pull at the skin on your face and cause fine lines and wrinkles sooner than you think. So stay positive and smile throughout the day to look naturally beautiful.
Don’t Let Go of the Cleansing, Exfoliating and Moisturizing Routines
We are not telling you to overdo it. But make sure you follow the steady routine of cleansing, exfoliating and moisturizing to make sure you look beautiful and young. While cleansing needs to be done at least once every day to remove makeup and the dirt/grime that would have accumulated on your skin throughout the course of the day, exfoliating can be done at least twice a week to remove dead skin cells.
And when it comes to moisturizing, it is best considered that you moisturize your body at least twice a day with a good quality moisturizing cream or lotion. This would make your skin look soft, supple and radiant. And that would make you look beautiful in turn. While we are going about the natural way to look beautiful, here are some natural ingredients that could double as effective moisturizers and exfoliating agents.
It is one of the best natural skin beautifying agents and thankfully does not cost a bomb. And the best part of it is that it can be blended with fruits and vegetables to make extremely effective cleansers and face masks.
Honey has potent antioxidant properties that help to get rid of harmful toxins from the skin surface. Honey also helps protect the skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun and promotes skin rejuvenation in addition to taking care of skin related issues like acne and pimples. So make the most of this powerful kitchen ingredient and get gorgeous.
It can be considered as some of the best natural moisturizing agents around. In addition to softening the skin, they add shine to it and make you look glowing and youthful in the process. All you need to do is massage them gently into the skin, wait for 30 minutes, wash them off with cold water and then pat your skin dry. Best examples are sunflower oil, virgin olive oil, coconut oil etc.
It can act as a gentle scrub for exfoliation. Mix some baking soda in water and apply the paste over your face after washing it with a mild cleanser.
Gently scrub the skin for about 10-15 minutes. Rinse with cold water afterwards to remove dead skin cells and other bacterial impurities on the skin surface.
Removing Unwanted Hair
Body hair can hamper your beauty to a great extent. But you need to be careful in choosing the way you want to have it removed. Shaving hard can stretch the skin and cause ingrown hairs or can lead to darker, coarser hair the next time.
Creams on the other hand can cause dark spots or other allergies if you have sensitive skin. Waxing is the best way to remove unwanted body hair. In addition to making way for softer hair, the process also causes less hair growth after repeated sessions.
Sleeping with Makeup
Some of us tend to crash into bed after a long night of partying without bothering to remove our makeup only to wake up the next day looking like an ugly duckling. Sleeping with your makeup on is like an open invitation for skin related issues. So make it a point to remove your makeup before hitting the bed, no matter how tired you may be.
It also pays to wear light makeup for parties. In addition to making you look less like a caked up doll, minimal makeup would actually make you look far more beautiful and young than when you wear multiple layers of the same.
Choose the Right Clothes
A great part of our beauty is reflected in the clothes that we wear. A beautiful body can be look disastrous in the wrong type of clothes. Choose clothes that fit your body well rather than those that are either too tight that they make your skin bulge out in the wrong places, or are too loose that you end up looking like a stick floating in the wind.
Bra straps tend to get loose as they stretch out over a period of time. This would cause your breasts to sag. So make it a point to either tighten the bra straps as and when they become loose or replace them with a new set of bras.
Taking Care of your Accessories
Make it a point to clean your beauty accessories at least once in 2 weeks. Makeup brushes, hair brushes and other accessories regularly to minimize dirt/bacteria buildup. You can rinse them in cold water and air-dry them to get the best results. Alternatively, you can soak them in a solution of warm water and liquid soap for about 10 minutes before rinsing them in order to remove stains and other stubborn spots.