So-called ‘natural beauty’ may seem entirely effortless, but it requires somewhat more effort than one might think. Natural beauty is rooted in excellent skincare and minimal makeup. Read on below to find out more.
Simple Skin Care for Glowing Skin
For glowing skin, simple-yet-dedicated skincare is where it is at. Minimalism is key to natural beauty, but you may not be inclined to apply only a minimal layer of makeup if your skin is acting up. Many of us spend a great deal of money and effort on makeup, yet surprisingly little on skincare. Taking excellent care of your skin means that you will, in all likelihood, need to apply less foundation and concealer to cover the ‘problem’, which simply makes sense. Ultimately, skincare should be the chief focus of your beauty regimen.
A dedicated, effective skincare routine comprises of five simple steps:
Firstly, cleansing-do not reach for a highly foaming cleanser. The higher the amount of foam that a cleanser produces, the more soap it contains, which is exceptionally drying on skin. If you have dry skin, a high foam cleanser will cause flaking and excessive dryness, and if you have oily skin, such a cleanser will dry out your skin sufficiently for it to start producing more oil, exacerbating your initial concern. Try not to treat your skincare concerns by washing them off; that is what topical leave-on treatment is for. Your cleanser should simply clean your face.
Secondly, toning-a toning lotion is a must for preparing your skin for the active ingredients in your moisturiser and your other leave-on treatment products. If you have sensitive skin, avoid alcohol as a key ingredient in your toner.
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Thirdly, serum/treatment-if you have a serious concern, such as rosacea or acute acne, you should see a dermatologist to obtain a prescription for a medicinal treatment option. Otherwise, an over-the-counter serum or treatment should be sufficient. For acne-prone skin, a tea tree and jojoba oil mixture is a great natural solution, whereas for dry and dull skin, coconut oil and rose essential oils are recommended.
Fourthly, moisturisation-opt for a light to medium day cream [with an SPF of 20 or above] and a heavier, richer night cream [with no SPF, as using a more expensive SPF cream at night is a waste].
Lastly, eye cream-you need not opt for an exceptionally expensive eye cream, the tender area around your eyes just needs a little bit of additional moisture.
Natural Makeup for a Flawless Finish
With your newly glowing skin, a full coverage foundation ought not to be necessary. Instead, opt for a BB cream. This beauty wunderkind is not applied in the same way as foundation, but offers sufficient coverage for an even skin tone nonetheless. It also usually contains SPF and a number of other beneficial ingredients. Top with a light coverage or translucent face powder to set and voila, perfect skin. You can vamp up your eyes or lips for drama, or opt for a simple flick of mascara and lip gloss for a natural look.