As much as we love lipstick, blush and a few swipes of magical concealer, we would love to go the no makeup way as well. Don’t you have days when you just don’t have the energy or don’t feel like spending all that time layering on makeup? Well, with a few great tips you can go makeup-free more often than ever and still look fabulous. Follow these tricks to look good without makeup and let your gorgeous skin steal the show. You natural beauty, you!
1. Hot Water And Lemon For Super Fresh Skin
You won’t need an Instagram filter once you start drinking this purifying filter! A healthy skin is a pre-requisite for a no make-up look. A cup of hot water and lemon every morning is super healthy to flush out toxins in your body and awaken your skin. Getting rid of impurities on the inside will reflect on the outside as a brighter, clearer complexion. Also, definitely make sure you’re drinking plenty of water throughout the day as well.
2. Up Your Cleansing Game
Clean skin is the most important step to look pretty without make-up. You must cleanse your skin twice a day, every day – once in the morning and once in the night. There’s no two ways about it, girls, so don’t be lazy about it. It’s the only way to wash away dirt, grime, oil and pollution. Just make sure not to be too enthusiastic as over-cleansing or cleansing your skin too often can be unhealthy. Stick to twice or even thrice on certain days, but not more than that.
3. Get Your Brows On Fleek
Your eyebrows can really make a difference to your appearance. Well-defined and well groomed brows pull your features into focus and frame your face. Be careful about not going too thin with their shape. Thicker brows look more natural, softer and youthful and are very essential for a put-up look even with no make-up on. Fill them in with a bit of eyeshadow if you need to. Also read: 9 One-Minute Beauty Hacks For Instantly Glowing Skin!
4. Get Glowy With Your Moisturizer
Ladies, we don’t need to tell you twice the importance of moisturizing your face diligently, but do try this sneaky tip to really give your skin a pretty glow. Just add a few drops of illuminator to your moisturiser and dab it onto the high points of your face for a luminous effect. We also love MAC’s Strobe cream, which is a lightweight cream with a pearly finish to brighten skin and give it a subtle glow even when you feel like going out without makeup.
5. Ice Yourself
We believe this will become one of your favourite things to do for your skin when you are going all natural with no makeup. In the morning, take an ice cube and let it melt along your cheekbones and temples and around your eyes in gentle circular motions. It’s the easiest way to wake up your skin and totally brighten it up. It’s practically a mini-spa experience, for free!
6. Sleep... But Don’t Oversleep!
A no makeup all natural look does not go well with dull and sleepy eyes. We all know how important beauty sleep is, so make sure you’re getting enough shut-eye all the time to allow your skin to repair and rejuvenate. It really is super important for looking good. But just make sure you’re not oversleeping. Some people function perfectly well on 6 or 7 hours while others need 10. Figure out what’s best for your body and stick to it. Staying in bed for much longer and oversleeping causing puffiness - and let’s face it, how can we look good when we’re in a rush to run out the door?
7. Relax With A Face Mask
Your skin deserves some extra love and care every so often and the best way to pamper it is with a nourishing DIY facemask. They’re super easy to prepare and require common ingredients to hydrate your skin and give it that glow. Sit back and relax in front of your TV and let a good face mask do its job to rejuvenate your skin instantly. Milk, yoghurt, bananas, honey, rosewater and multani mitti are some things you’ll have lying around that are great for giving you silky soft skin and would help you look pretty even with no make-up on. Once or twice a week is more than enough for visibly healthier skin. Find some super simple face masks using just 2 ingredients here. Also read: 10 AMAZING Face Masks For Glowing Skin (With 2 Ingredients ONLY)
8. Put The (Vitamin) C In Complexion
Vitamin C is like a superstar skincare ingredient as it helps smoothen skin, brightens it and fights signs of ageing. Using a serum or product containing Vitamin C is always a good idea if you prefer the no makeup look. We love The Body Shop’s Vitamin C Skin Boost as an instant skin pick-me-up. Eating foods rich in Vitamin C are also important to give you clear and happy skin from the inside.
A simple exfoliation once or twice a week is important if you want to look fresh without makeup. If you don’t scrub your face regularly, dead skin cells build up on the surface layer causing dullness as they don’t reflect light properly. An easy DIY scrub is to mix equal parts water and baking soda, stir and apply on your face in a circular motion. You can also simply add sugar granules to your cleanser. Do this for healthy, enviable glowy skin without makeup.
10. Your New BFF Should Be SPF
A no makeup look won't look good with dull and unevenly toned skin. There really is no two ways about it. That quick walk to the car or simply sitting by the window is enough to expose your precious skin to harmful UV rays. Even if you don’t think you need to apply it, you actually really do. It’s the only way to fight the signs of ageing and dullness caused by the sun. Sunscreen will keep your skin looking bright, healthy and young as you grow older. Follow these tips and remember to not keep touching your skin if you prefer the no make-up look, and you won’t need to pick up your make-up brush so much. Remember, bare is beautiful!