Do you spend hours every day doing your makeup to look more beautiful? But, is that what beauty really is? We at Beauty Insider Malaysia believe that outer beauty is just only skin deep, and at the end of the day, it is inner beauty that matters more. It is pretty meaningless to look beautiful on the outside if we don’t foster the more lasting parts of our identity, like kindness and intelligence. Now, with that said, you truly don’t need lots of makeup to look beautiful. Because there are actually a plethora of ways to look beautiful naturally and feel confident without any makeup on!
But don’t get us wrong, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t wear makeup at all! Of course, we all love makeup it is so much fun! In fact, we love experimenting with different shades of lipsticks and eye shadows every now and then but it shouldn’t be mandatory! Cuz ultimately, makeup is about feeling and being motivated by creativity and expression, rather than fear and self-doubt. Plus, most products these days are packed with chemicals and artificial ingredients so it is good to go bare once in a while. Below, are 10 tips that can help you look beautiful naturally!
- 1. Drink Lots of Water
- 2. Eat More Veggies and Fruits
- 3. Exfoliate Your Skin Twice a Week
- 4. Meditate to Bust The Stress
- 5. Brew Yourself Some Green Tea
- 6. Give Yourself a Face Massage
- 7. Keep Your Smile Healthy and Clean
- 8. Stay Healthy and Fit By Working Out
- 9. Keep Your Hair Nourished by Oiling It
- 10. Embrace And Love Yourself First!
1. Drink Lots of Water
We can’t stress enough on the importance of H2O because water basically runs every system and function in our body. Doctors advise us to drink at least a minimum of eight glasses of water every day and tbh the more the better! Make sure to carry a bottle of water with you wherever you go. It can help you stay hydrated through the day and also flush out all sort of toxins from your body. So, make sure to drink lots of water if you want your skin to look plumper and younger! You can also add lemons or mint leaves to give your water some flavour!
2. Eat More Veggies and Fruits
You know they say “you are what you eat” and that couldn’t be any more accurate. A healthy meal is a scientifically proven way to make you look beautiful naturally. So, add more fruits and vegetables to your daily intake. Apart from that, also include foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids like eggs, flax seeds, walnuts into your diet. Vitamin-enriched foods like avocado, oranges, sweet potatoes are great additions too! Oh, and don’t skip on proteins like turkey, chicken, beans, lentils and such! A healthy meal can keep your body healthy from within which leads to outer radiance!
3. Exfoliate Your Skin Twice a Week
If you want to look beautiful naturally then make sure to add exfoliating your skin as a regular part of your skincare regime. It is indeed a key to radiant skin because exfoliating can shed dead cells from the surface and renews it with fresh and healthy cells. But that said, use a mild exfoliator that is packed with natural ingredients for your skin. You can even make a homemade exfoliator using brown sugar, milk and honey! Keep exfoliation to a maximum of twice a week. Do it regularly and we bet you can start seeing visible improvement in the health of your skin.
4. Meditate to Bust The Stress
We are all victim of modern lifestyle where we are just caught up with crazy schedules and works that leads to stress! But, stressing out excessively can lead to problems like headaches and hypertension, acne, hair fall and it also fastens skin ageing!!! So, while you can’t entirely ignore work, life and all the stress that comes with it but you should totally find a way to stay calm through it all. Yoga and meditating in our opinion is the best way to manage it. Listen to some soothing music, close your eyes and just relax! Meditating every now and then is good for the mind, soul and body!
5. Brew Yourself Some Green Tea
Well, green tea is the holy grail to look beautiful naturally, no wonder many health enthusiasts never skip on this bitter beverage!. Regarded as the best detox drink, green tea is enriched with lots of essential nutrients and antioxidants that are incredibly beneficial to the body. It also contains ‘catechins’, a form of antioxidants that prevent cell damage. Plus, green tea can improves blood circulation, lowers cholesterol and blood pressure and improves the health of your skin. To add to that, green tea also is super effective in speeding up the weight loss process by reducing fat absorption.
6. Give Yourself a Face Massage
This is a beauty secret that many skincare experts swear by! A good facial massage at the end of a long day is just what you need! Not just can it distress all the muscle strains but regular face massage can also reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, tighten your skin and make it appear more radiant. Besides, it also makes you feel relieved from stress and rejuvenated. In fact, face massage is an ancient old Chinese technique to elongate and slim down the face. You can use lotion or coconut oil to massage your face. It can moisturise your face too!
7. Keep Your Smile Healthy and Clean
One of the best ways to look beautiful naturally is by keeping your teeth shining bright and white! But keeping teeth clean isn’t just about brushing it once a day. Your pearly whites need maintenance and your oral health speaks volumes about you. Make sure to visit the dentist every six months and brush your teeth at least twice a day with a good fluoride toothpaste. Remember to floss every day and use mouthwash to keep your smile looking healthy and clean. When you brush, use a soft brush and go up and down in little circular motions. A great smile can bestow beauty and confidence to a whole new level!
8. Stay Healthy and Fit By Working Out
Now, like we said earlier inner beauty reflects outer beauty and physical activity is so essential for inner beauty. It can make you healthier and happier physically and mentally. No matter how busy you are but just take at least 20 mins of your time and do something physical. Be it hitting the gym, running, dancing, or swimming just go for it! Scientifically, it is proven that exercise benefits your skin and improves your mood. It can also increase the amount of oxygen delivered to your skin which can provide a boost of radiance and hydration.
9. Keep Your Hair Nourished by Oiling It
Your hair is one of the first things people notice, so if you want to embrace the whole look beautiful naturally, then you got to start putting extra care to your hair. Just think about it, the sweat, pollution and dirt can strip a whole lot of natural radiance and.that is why it is crucial to take good care of your locks! You can do this by oiling your hair with coconut oil, olive oil or almond oil at least once a week. Apart from that, you should also use hair products that are free from sulfates and other harmful chemicals. If possible also avoid using heat on your hair and just leave it in its natural state as often as you can.
10. Embrace And Love Yourself First!
Last but def the best way to look beautiful naturally without makeup is to love yourself to the point that your energy and aura reject anyone or/and anything that doesn’t value your worth. Remember, SELF LOVE IS NOT SELFISH! It is extremely important to love yourself so freely and deeply just like how you love others. We all got flaws and instead of trying o hide and be shamed off your flaws, learn to embrace them! Cuz remember ladies, your inner beauty never needs makeup!