Great skin doesn’t have to come from a makeup bottle. In fact, there are several easy but effective ways to look gorgeous all day — every day — naturally.
Change with the seasons
Just like your wardrobe changes with the seasons, so too should your skin care routine as a way to ensure a healthy, happy complexion. While winter’s dry air might call for heavier creams to keep skin properly hydrated, summer’s humidity often means you can switch to a lighter product. Giving your skin what it needs based on season (rather than sticking to one unchanging routine) can keep your complexion balanced and looking its best — naturally.
Eat a healthy diet
We’ve all heard the saying “you are what you eat,” and you know what? It’s true. Your diet has a significant impact on not only your health but your complexion too. Want naturally glowing skin? Steer clear of processed foods, and instead, focus on fresh ingredients, with an emphasis on colourful fruits and vegetables, which are packed full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants your skin needs to stay healthy and youthful.
Say “no” to stress
Stress not only makes you feel on edge but can also mess with your complexion, exacerbating existing conditions such as acne. Stress can also mean itchy, irritated skin and a dull, dry appearance (no, thanks!). Keep skin looking great and ensure a naturally smooth, healthy complexion by doing what you can to keep stress at bay. Consider yoga or meditation, go for a walk to clear your head when you feel stressed out, or talk to a friend or family member about what’s bothering you.
Get enough sleep
Like stress and diet, the amount of sleep you get (or don’t get) can play an important role in the overall look of your skin. Not getting enough shut-eye? You’re more likely to notice dark under-eye circles, puffy eyes and a complexion that just seems to have lost its glow. But getting your seven to eight hours each night can ensure skin looks bright and healthy (minus having to reach for a makeup bottle).
Move your body
You know exercise is a must for overall health, but did you know it can also give your skin a natural beauty boost? When you get moving, especially outdoors, the fresh air will instantly revive tired skin. All that movement will get your blood flowing and heart rate up, giving skin that gorgeous, rosy glow.
What are your best beauty secrets? How do you boost your natural beauty?