Feeling beautiful is just a blink away with these excellent beauty tips that don’t have to do with a brand of makeup or a number on the scale. Feeling beautiful is about more than just what you look like, but let’s be honest; we all like to look good! Some of the simplest, daily actions can also serve as great tips when put into regular practice. These excellent beauty tips can have you feeling more confident, more beautiful and happier in just 24 hours, so what are you waiting for?
This is one of my favorite excellent beauty tips of all. It almost irritates me the way the world is obsessed with changing our natural selves, whether through makeup, hair color or even cosmetic surgeries. Now don’t get me wrong; I’m all for these things if they make women feel good about themselves and come from a genuine inner desire for self-satisfaction, but they shouldn’t be used to please other people or click with a certain in crowd. For example, your hair color! How about sporting your natural shade instead of spending tons of money maintaining a shade that isn’t your own? I actually enjoy having my hair highlighted, but I feel more naturally beautiful when I wear my own shade and avoid getting mine changed. I think that if a woman wants to color her hair for her, then she should, but try wearing your own natural shade and enjoy your own beautiful hair color, which was given to you for a reason. Trust me, no one wears your shade better than you!
When it comes to our hair, a bad hair day can really make or break our confidence. I know I hate when mine’s a mess and if one thing makes my hair go awry, it’s dry hair! If you have oily hair, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t condition your hair, but instead, find one that can actually enhance hair health and reduce oiliness. A good conditioner can prevent flyaways, frizzy hair, dry hair, damaged hair and even help it to grow. I know I always feel my best when my hair is soft, manageable and I’m free of split ends, don’t you?
You know what makes me feel more beautiful on the outside than anything? Clear skin! I love not wearing makeup when my skin is clear. I feel completely proud to be in my own naked face without using any makeup, but I certainly don’t feel that way if I’m covered in breakouts, rashes or acne. To combat this, I have found one of the best ways to get good all around skin is to moisturize with a sunblock that contains moisturizing ingredients, is oil free and contains SPF. It also contains zinc oxide, which fights breakouts, but unlike acne creams or acne products that contain more drying ingredients, zinc oxide will not cause your skin to flake and in my opinion, works better. I use Neutrogena Healthy Defense Helioplex SPF face lotion, which is the best defense against acne and sun damage I’ve ever tried.
If you want to feel more beautiful naturally, how about detoxing your beauty supply cabinet? Get rid of all those chemical based lotions, soaps and makeups and go the more natural route. I use coconut oil for a hair mask, body lotion and eye moisturizer, and I use sea salt soap for body wash and to wash my face with. My makeup is made by a toxic-free company and I try not to wear perfumes unless I’m going out on a special outing. By reducing chemical exposures in your beauty products, your skin and body will look better, age better and have you feeling better as an added bonus. Plus, you can feel good knowing you’re taking care of your beautiful self in the most natural way possible!
Yes, exercise is a beauty tip for those of you who didn’t know! Exercise doesn’t just give you a good body, but it also makes you prettier! How so? For starters, exercise stimulates hormones and endorphins in the body that can lead to a better complexion due to blood flow, a healthier and happier attitude, more self confidence, higher energy levels, and of course, it increases your metabolism so you obtain your healthiest body. Exercise even helps women age better as an added bonus! Most women who exercise generally look more alive in appearance and are seen as prettier as well, even to those who don’t know they exercise. Exercising naturally makes you more tolerable to stress, increases your mental function and is wonderful for your heart too, so there's no excuse not to get moving pronto!
Clean food will keep you beautiful from the inside out more than anything else you can imagine. Clean foods that aren’t refined or processed are what our bodies desire to eat more than anything else. Fill your plate with fresh produce, lean sources of protein, heart-healthy fats and low glycemic carbohydrates. Nix the sugar, sodas, low-fat diet foods and any kind of processed foods period. You’ll be feeling better and looking better pronto!
Drinking water is such a fabulous beauty tip that most people overlook. Water increases moisture to the skin, flushes toxins from the body and prevents dehydration that can lead to bad skin, constipation and false hunger cues. Emphasize drinking plain water, and eating more water-rich foods like cucumbers, melons, celery, lettuces, and drink more herbal teas instead of caffeinated beverages as well.
There is no way you will confident and beautiful in your own skin if you don't have the energy or desire to do so. Nothing good ever comes with a lack of sleep: your skin beings to break out, your body's metabolic activity is slowed down and there are dark puffy circles under your eyes. Sleep deprivation actually impairs the normal process of healing our skin, leads to greater water loss from the skin and as a result makes you look 10 years older! Now that is not something you want to keep happening especially when you have so much control over it. So in order to look and feel your best, plan out your time and reward yourself with a good night sleep!
No beauty can help cover up the hideous postures that some people get into the habit of. Bad posture is not just bad for your body but also for your face. Its dreadful effects can be traced all the way up to your face, which is why one side of your face may be lower than the other and you may have a good, and a bad side for taking pictures. In reality everything you put into your body will be reflected in your beauty and whichever way your treat your body will also be shown on the outside. So start sitting straight, with shoulders slightly back and your chest slightly out. With this striking posture, you will definitely exude confidence left and right.
Sometimes all we need to spice up our mood and bring out our confidence is a new scent! You can be surprised by how much of a statement signature smells can make and how much more confident you may feel when people are complimenting you on your fragrance. Oftentimes confidence is not just about looking the part, but also about feeling the part. The only way to do that is to make yourself happy, even if it means purchasing a new scent that you might not really need.
You have the potential to kill with your smile, when you feel confident about showing your pearly whites. While some of us have no problem with smiling from ear to ear, others often feel too shy so all they do is lift the corners of their mouths. However the only way to boost your confidence about your smile is by making it brighter. It doesn't mean that you have to spend money on expensive treatments and damage your enamel. Using the right toothpaste and a whitening mouth wash can achieve the same results but just at a slower rate!
Refreshing your hair and getting rid of dry ends always feel like starting from a new slate. Your head feels lighter, your mood is suddenly better and you can finally flip your hair without getting your hand stuck in the tangles. Confidence is all about being happy with who you are and what you have, so stop looking at your tips with sorrow in your eyes and get a quick trim!
As stated before getting your skin in the tiptop shape can make you feel more beautiful than ever. The smoother, firmer and even it is the better you will feel about showing a little bit of skin by wearing skirts, dresses and cropped tops. During the colder seasons, women tend to focus less on shaving, after all who is going to see? However you are taking care of your skin for yourself, so why not keep away the unwanted hair and feel more comfortable and confident in your skin?
Life's too short to live wanting to look like someone else, or live in an unhealthy body. Don’t forget that beauty rest and laughter are also must-have beauty tips! Girls that are stressed are seen as a mess! After all, a girl with a great smile and light heart is always seen as beautiful! Oh, and of course, don’t forget to be kind too! Nothing says beauty like a sweet, kind heart! What’s your simple tip to feel beautiful?
This article was written in collaboration with editor Vladlena Lee.
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