Rihanna Without Makeup

It seems like every celebrity you see in public these days wears some form of cosmetic enhancement — whether it’s foundation, mascara or eye shadow. It’s hard to imagine anyone looking their best without them. But then again, many people look pretty good when they don’t use anything other than soap and water…

So what exactly are those celebrities hiding? What do they know that most regular folks don’t? And why does our society believe that certain looks require enhanced features? We’ll get into all of these questions and more as we journey through five completely natural ways to achieve flawless-looking skin.

Natural Light Looks

Many women think that applying makeup before going out in public will help enhance their appearance. This isn’t necessarily true. Applying too much makeup can actually detract from your overall attractiveness rather than enhance it.

Just because someone appears well put together during the day doesn’t mean that they appear equally attractive after hours pass by. After spending time outside in direct sunlight, your face begins to lose its luster thanks to several factors, including sunburn, dehydration and even aging effects such as wrinkles. Your skin needs constant hydration in order to remain healthy and youthful-looking.

But wait a minute – don’t you already moisturize your skin throughout the day? Of course you do, but if you want to take things one step further, try using natural products to improve your complexion. If you’ve ever looked in the mirror after slathering yourself with lotion, you probably noticed that your skin still didn’t feel quite right. Using natural ingredients helps keep moisture locked within your dermis where it belongs while also providing antioxidants that fight free radicals off of your skin. Additionally, incorporating essential oils into your skincare routine will boost your radiance. These types of treatments work wonders. They won’t give you perfectly smooth, blemish-free skin, but they’ll definitely leave you feeling healthier and happier.

Exfoliating Scrub

When you exfoliate regularly, dead cells begin falling off of your epidermal layer faster than normal. As they fall away, new layers of fresh skin emerge onto the surface ready to receive nourishment and protection from future harm. Exfoliation gives your skin a brighter, fresher appearance due to the increased amount of oxygen being delivered to each cell.

To maximize results, always perform your scrubbing over dampened facial tissue so that none of the mixture gets absorbed into your pores. When choosing a proper scrub product, avoid scrubs containing harsh chemicals and abrasive materials. Instead, opt for something mild such as sugar, salt or oatmeal. You should never rub your entire body with a grainy substance, however. Doing so could cause serious damage to sensitive areas such as eyes, ears and nostrils.

After washing your face with warm water, apply a little bit of oil to soften your skin. Next, massage small circles around your forehead, cheeks and chin until thoroughly blended. Rinse clean with cool running water, pat dry, and enjoy. Repeat once per week.

Cucumber Slices & Mint Leaf Tea

You might notice that cucumbers often show up in recipes calling for remedies against acne breakouts. Cucumbers contain high amounts of vitamin B6, which promotes collagen production. Collagen provides structural support to your skin and keeps your skin firm and elastic.

Mint leaves also assist in promoting collagen production and keeping your skin supple and soft. For extra benefit, mash mint leaves finely and add them to your favorite tea blend. Alternatively, place two or three slices of raw cucumber directly on your closed eyelids for 10 minutes prior to bedtime. Feel free to experiment with different combinations of herbs and vegetables.

Aromatherapy Essential Oil Blend

Certain scents influence mood and behavior. Certain smells stimulate appetite and promote relaxation. Others inspire confidence and encourage self-esteem. Some act as sedatives and induce sleepiness. To reap maximum benefits, inhale essential oil blends only when absolutely necessary. Never apply undiluted essential oils directly onto the skin. Only dilute them with carrier oils to prevent irritation.

For example, lavender stimulates mental clarity, reduces anxiety and induces calmness. Basil encourages concentration and improves memory function. Clary sage enhances creativity and imagination. Peppermint boosts energy levels, relieves nausea and headaches, and eases digestion. Geranium releases tension and aids in muscle recovery. Eucalyptus increases circulation and treats respiratory problems. Rosemary assists with general health and physical endurance. Lavender works well against stretch marks and scarring. Rosemary fights infection and heals wounds. Chamomile calms emotions, relaxes muscles, and refreshes tired bodies. Citrus aurantium uplifts spirits and alleviates depression. Helichrysum balsamum restores balance between yin and yang energies. Neroli invigorates the mind and spirit while stimulating the heart. Frankincense inspires hope, lifts despair, and brings peace. Sandalwood fortifies the immune system and supports cardiovascular health. Patchouli reinforces emotional stability and balances hormones. Jasmine opens the third eye chakra and offers spiritual insight. Pineapple strengthens hair follicles and eliminates dandruff. Ylang-ylang revitalizes love relationships and raises sexual desire. Marjoram purges toxins, burns fat, and prevents cellulite buildup. Vetiver protects the liver, lungs, kidneys, spleen, intestines, bladder, blood vessels, and nerves. Oregano cleanses the colon, lowers cholesterol, regulates blood pressure, and slows aging processes. Hyssop energizes the body and wards off illness. Sage clears clogged nasal passages, removes excess mucous, and disinfects airways. Roman champa incenses strengthen immunity and heightens awareness.

Honey Mask

While honey contains plenty of vitamins and nutrients, the sticky stuff also serves as a great way to treat damaged skin. Honey effectively penetrates deep within the outermost layer of skin, allowing it to reach down past dirt and grime to restore youthfulness and vitality to your skin.

Combine 1/2 cup honey and 2 tablespoons lemon juice in a bowl. Apply evenly to your face and neck and allow to sit for 20 minutes. Wash off with warm water. Pat dry gently with a towel. Finish your treatment with a quick shower. To increase effectiveness, combine equal parts rosewater and glycerin.

Lemon Juice Face Lotion

If you suffer from severely irritated, eczema-prone skin, consider treating yourself to a homemade face wash comprised entirely of ingredients found in your kitchen pantry… plus some. Lemon juice possesses powerful anti-inflammatory properties that relieve itching and redness associated with rashes. Plus, it hydrates your skin deeply, making it less prone to cracks and peeling. Simply mix together 3 drops of pure organic lemon oil and 1 tablespoon unscented jojoba, sweet almond, or olive oil. Add enough distilled water to create a rich emulsion. Massage into affected area and rinse shortly thereafter.

Alternatively, you can simply squeeze lemon juice directly onto your face (with cotton balls) and allow it to soak in overnight. Or you can purchase concentrated lemon juice and dab it directly onto your face. Keep in mind that lemon juice shouldn’t be used on broken, inflamed, infected, or irritated skin. It must first be diluted with water, otherwise it may burn.

Effortless Beauty Tip #3: Always Use A Concealer!

Concealing under-eye discoloration is crucial for achieving consistent, noticeable improvement in skin tone. However, many women worry that concealer makes their foundation cake up and look artificial. Fortunately, modern formulations now include both foundations and concealing agents in one compact package. Most brands offer multiple shades of foundation and cover stick designed specifically to complement your skin type. So instead of fighting against your own natural coloring, blending a little foundation beneath your eyes will reduce visible imperfections, creating a truly seamless finish.

Additionally, use very tiny brushes to carefully dust translucent powder over your base makeup to set everything in place.

Conclusion

Applying makeup correctly takes practice. No matter who you are, there’s likely a perfect formula out there that suits you. All you need to do is find yours and start experimenting. Remember, the goal is to accentuate your best assets, not hide flaws. Good luck!

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