How to Look Good without Makeup - Guide to Look Beautiful
Ever since world class celebrities such as Adele and Alicia Keys have appeared in public with absolutely no makeup, women around the world feel more confident to sport no makeup at all, the next step to looking more natural and go 100% makeup-free.
Though some may think of this as a new trend, many feel it's a way to empower women and give them the confidence they need to accept themselves as they are with all of their natural beauty. No matter why you want to go makeup-free, take a look at our article on how to look good without makeup and still look beautiful.
The benefits of no makeup
There are so many reasons not to wear makeup! For a start, if ever you do want to wear some on a special occasion, you'll look even more stunning in the eyes of the people who see you every day.
There are also health benefits of walking out of the house without makeup, such as the fact that you are avoiding adding chemicals to your face day after day, this does not mean that wearing makeup is highly dangerous, but it means your skin will benefit from not having foreign bodies forced into its pores.
Moreover, many products containing ingredients such as DM hydantoin, ohthalates and benzo-type ingredients, can cause redness, pore obstruction, acne and blackheads in some cases.
Before you start doing no makeup
Before ditching foundation and the rest of your makeup kit, you'll probably want to get rid of the possible flaws that drew you to put makeup on in the first place. Once you have got rid of these skin problems, you'll be ready to start the process in order to look good without makeup.
If you have acne-prone skin and need coverage to hide those annoying pimples, you can say goodbye to them by following our guide so you can get rid of acne and pimples forever.
There's nothing more unsightly than a face full of blackheads. This is why you need to get rid of them before showing off clear skin. You can easily remove blackheads with different methods such as Vaseline, alcohol and baking soda or commercial strips.
The redness of rosacea make many women with this illness avoid being seen without makeup, even though it can worsen their condition by drying the skin further. Make sure you follow your doctor's recommendations and help the healing process by using this homemade face mask.
You may have noticed you have an area of your face that appears darker. This can usually happen if you have any acne marks or due to hair removal. Take a look at our article on how to eliminate upper lip shadow if you're ready to give up on makeup!
In order for your facial skin to look good without makeup, the first step is to exfoliate once a week. This will ensure you get rid of any dead cells that may have formed on your skin and will help your skin glow and have a uniform tone.
As a daily routine, wash your face when you wake up and before you go to bed. Make sure you put on SPF 30 sunscreen minimum, even higher if you have light skin and live in a sunny area.
Next, apply the best moisturizer for your skin type in the morning; go for products containing Matcha tea and those that include a dash of sheer if you want an extra glow. After your nighttime face wash, use a facial serum if you have dry skin. If this is not the case, it is best to use toner.
To get a healthy and beautiful skin tone, make sure you get enough vitamin E by soaking in some sun. Remember to try to avoid sunbathing between peak hours (from 11AM to 5PM) to avoid premature wrinkles. To get natural rosy cheeks instantly, you can also softly pinch them to get the blood in the area circulating.
Eyes & brows
Not applying even the slightest bit of mascara does not mean you can't make your eyes pop and stand out.
Frame your eyes by shaping your eyebrows according to your face shape, making sure they are always perfectly plucked and groomed, comb them every day with a drop of Vaseline to give them some extra shine and make sure they grow healthily.
If you usually wake up with red and puffy eyes, use eye drops to make sure the white of your eyes stand out and reduce the swelling following these tips. If you are prone to dark circles, make sure you wear an ice mask at night, though if you wake up and find yourself with those dark marks, make sure you always have two spoons in the freezer to get rid of them instantly!
If you love sporting long eyelashes, then you'll only need to pick up that Vaseline again, pour a drop on your fingertips, and gently comb it on your eyelashes to elongate them. Use an eyelash curler too if you want them to look more curled.
Last but not least, we all love that extra plump and color on our lips, this is why we do advise you to use a lip scrub once a week so they don't crack due to harsh weather conditions. Apply some SPF lip balm too which will add some juiciness to your lips.
Make sure you also maintain excellent oral hygiene so you can always show off the most perfect of smiles. Remember a smile is one of the best beauty features we possess.
In addition to all of these specific treatments for your face, looking beautiful without makeup on is also about highlighting other traits of your body and making sure your anatomy shines at its fullest.
Comb your hair twice a day to make sure it's soft, tangle free and shiny at all times. Make sure your hair is clean at all times and make sure you get rid of frizz. Creating a beautiful hairdo such as a braid or a fancy updo will make you look more fancy and will denote that you have spent time doing yourself up even though you're wearing no makeup.
Wear clothes that will bring all the attention off your face, so try wearing that statement skirt, wear colorful t-shirts and veer eyes on what you're wearing. Use accessories such as a bold necklace or several bracelets to look smarter.
In order for your face to look radiant with no makeup, you'll also have to keep up some good habits that will prevent any further problems and will keep you healthy looking the whole day. Make sure you always get 8 hours sleep, drink 1.5 to 2 liters of water per day to keep your skin hydrated and eat plenty of fruit and vegetables, especially green leafy veggies for vitamin A, citrus fruits for vitamin C and D.
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- If you do want to put on makeup on a certain occasion, even though it's a small amount, remember to always remove it from your face with micellar water or a good makeup remover.
- Prevent leaning your hand on your chin or touching your face, as this will only create a bigger bacteria buildup, which will only create more spots.
- Always use a specific face towel when drying your face, do not use your regular hand towel.