How to look beautiful without makeup... Is that even possible?Yes, there are actually a plethora of ways to look gorgeous and feel confident sans the makeup. You don't really need to apply mascara and blush before you step out of the house. Of course, we all love experimenting with different shades of lipsticks and eye shadows now and then. Makeup is fun. But it shouldn't be mandatory. Your daily makeup routine should be motivated by creativity and expression, rather than fear and self-doubt. Considering all products are packed with chemicals and artificial ingredients, it's nice to go bare once in a while. For days you can't or don't wish to wear makeup, we've listed fabulous ways for you to look stunning au naturel. Step out looking your beautiful self. 1. Skip The Mascara!Curl your eyelashes to make your eyes look wider. If you want longer lashes, you can apply almond oil or coconut oil to your lashes before hitting the sheets every night. You can also brush them in the morning with a coat of Vaseline for that voluminous look.
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Curling eyelashes open up the eyes. Image Credit: istock
2. Exfoliation is the Key"At least once a week, exfoliate to remove dead skin cells, leaving your face with that glow you've always wanted", recommends Dr. Rahul Nagar, Dermatologist, Max Hospitals. Never scrub too hard, because it leaves the skin feeling irritated. If you don't possess an exfoliator, just add granulated sugar to your cleanser and scrub gently to get smooth skin. It works wonders!3. H20 Please!Drink hot water with lemon in the morning to flush out the toxins from your body and leave you feeling hydrated.
4. Pimple TroubleThe number one rule to dealing with pimples is to stop touching it. Yes, we're all guilty about this habit but we desperately need to stop picking at pimples or rubbing the forehead. Just let your skin breathe, girls.5. The Golden RuleEvery single time you wash your face, follow it up with a moisturiser and a sunscreen before you leave the house. "If you have marks on your skin, mix lacto calamine lotion with your sunscreen. Along with fading away blemishes, it also helps treat acne and dry skin", suggests Dr. V. P. Kaushik, a Delhi-based Dermatologist. If you are prone to pimples, use a non-oily moisturiser and if you have dry skin, opt for heavier moisturisers containing coconut or shea butter.
Moisturizer is an essential part of beauty regimen.
10. Shampoo TimeShampoo your hair every other day to prevent the hair and skin from becoming greasy. You can also style your hair; straighten, curl, tie it up in a plat or a bun - use your imagination - because if you're having a good hair day, you can handle anything.Note: Feel confident. Feel beautiful. Because a girl who feels good in her own natural skin is more beautiful than any girl who wears all the makeup in the world.Still not convinced to take a makeup free vacation and feel liberated? Luckily for you, we've compiled DIY makeup products that are 100% natural and can be made in the comfort of your home. Don't believe us? Check out these 4 ideas you'll absolutely adore.1. Beetroot Blush On, Anyone?Yes, it's true. You can apply this miracle food to your cheeks for that rosy touch. All you need is beetroot, but if your wish to customize the shade - you can add cocoa powder for a darker colour and arrowroot powder for a lighter shade. Also, you can add ginger powder for a shimmery finish.Here's the recipe for beetroot powder: Boil a few beets, then peel them and cut into thin strips. Now, dehydrate them using an oven at 140 F with the door open. You can also use a dehydrator. After 8-10 hours they will be fully dehydrated, so grind using a food processor and voila. Your DIY blush on is ready!