In today’s Internet world of YouTube celebrity and Instagram fame, being genuine is one of the more important qualities to possess. Because so much content revolves around the beauty and fashion industry, it can be easy to get swept up in the pressure to be perfect—sometimes even superficial.
Let’s get back to feeling naturally beautiful with five tips for creating a sense of style that you actually like and staying true to no one but yourself.
Give yourself grace
Natural beauty begins with taking care of yourself, and the rumors are true: It starts on the inside. Think and talk to yourself positively, as if you were encouraging a friend. No situation is ever improved by negativity.
Find a hairstylist that will tailor your cut to your personality, not just to your face shape
If you’re shy, you may not feel like yourself with an edgier cut. On the other hand, if you’re a person who jumps at every opportunity and loves to be the center of attention, how would a short and simple cut embody your fun-loving essence?
Natural beauty doesn’t have to mean never wearing makeup or painting your nails.
If you were born a blonde but would feel more like yourself with a few highlights as you get older, what’s stopping you? There are so many wonderful natural makeup and hairstyle tutorials on the Internet you’re bound to find one that will enhance the lovely features you already have.
Follow your gut wardrobe instinct.
Half of confidence is just committing to your initial idea. If you try on a wide-brimmed hat or a showstopping faux-fur coat, leave the house before you can second-guess yourself. Too often, I purchase pieces I love but am too timid to wear when the time comes. Confidence is a crucial key to natural beauty.
You can follow trends and be true to your personal style.
When you flip through magazines or watch videos from Fashion Week runways, don’t worry about making those trends work for you. Listen to your instinct when it comes to things you may or may not like. It can be stressful trying to decipher and incorporate trendy items into your wardrobe, especially when they don’t feel like you. If it’s time consuming to find a way to make the trend work, it won’t be something that will lead to feeling like the best version of yourself.
The natural beauty movement has been spreading for the past few years. With the rise of the inescapably omnipresent Internet, sifting through content for real girls with real beauty and real drive to succeed can be more challenging than we think it should be. Don’t forget, you can inspire others by turning the spotlight on your own natural beauty. It’s easy to spot natural beauty when it shines from the inside out.
This post is part of a sponsored collaboration between Garnier Whole Blends and SheKnows.