You can be naturally beautiful if you make some changes in your care and eating routine. The secret to feeling more attractive is knowing how to keep your skin healthy, cultivate a cool lifestyle, and take care of your hair. With a few changes to boost your health and self-confidence, you can achieve natural beauty in no time!
Method 1 of 3: Keeping Your Skin Beautiful
Step 1. Find out what your skin type is
It's critical to know your skin to buy the right facial products and makeup. If you still don't know what your skin type is, do a simple test: before going to sleep, wash your face and do not apply any product. In the morning, touch the T-zone (forehead, nose and chin) and notice if the skin is oily, dry or normal.
- Is the T-zone too oily? Obviously your skin is oily.
- If your T-zone is oily but your cheeks are dry, your skin is mixed.
- There's no trace of oil and your face is pulling? So you have dry skin.
- If your T-zone is slightly oily and your cheeks are dry (but not scaly), your skin is normal.
Step 2. Remove makeup with makeup remover before going to sleep
Sleeping in makeup is one of the worst things you can do for your skin, which is dull and aging. Quit being lazy and take off makeup quickly with a cotton pad and a two-phase make-up remover or cleansing oil. Groom the eye area to get rid of all the mascara, pencil and eyeshadow and massage your face to make the makeup melt.
- Avoid using cotton swabs, which loosen fibers and can clog pores or irritate your eyes.
- The cleansing oil even removes the waterproof makeup, while the two-phase makeup remover removes the rest well.
- The oil also takes away the long-lasting lipstick.
- If you're in a big hurry, use makeup cleansing wipes.
Step 3. Wash your face with a cleansing gel twice a day
Daily facial cleansing can remove oil and dirt that builds up in your pores throughout the day. To use a cleansing gel, simply massage the product all over your face, including your cheeks, nose, the corners near your ears, and your eyelids. Rinse your face thoroughly afterwards and dry it with a clean towel.
If you like, fill a basin with hot water and steam for two minutes to open the pores and loosen dirt before washing
Step 4. Use less makeup to improve skin health
Many cosmetics are made with harmful chemicals that degrade the skin's health over time. For example, the foundation clogs the pores and doesn't let the skin breathe, which can cause or worsen pimples. Many types of makeup can also cause skin irritation and inflammation.
- When you decide to stop wearing makeup, you may develop a different view of what you think is a defect, such as a scar, mole, or freckles.
- You also end up saving time in the morning and at night if you stop putting on makeup. It won't be necessary to spend so much time ironing and removing the products from your face, so you can even do something else you like.
Step 5. Exfoliate your face every week to unclog your pores
To exfoliate, wash your face first and then massage the product into your skin. Go slowly and gently to avoid irritation. Then just rinse.
Choose an exfoliant that is gentle and not too abrasive. Also, it should not contain alcohol, which irritates and burns the skin
Step 6. Use sunscreen to block UV rays
Whenever you go out, even on cloudy days, your skin is exposed to UV rays that can cause damage. To get the protection advertised on the package, you need to apply a little less than 1 teaspoon on your face 15 minutes before leaving the house.
- Reapply the sunscreen every two hours, or after swimming and perspiring.
- Don't forget your lips. Apply a lip balm containing SPF 30 or more.
Step 7. Use tea tree oil to fight acne
Tea tree oil has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, meaning it is able to reduce the redness of pimples and can prevent acne in the future. To apply, dilute this essential oil in a vegetable oil, which can be almonds, for example, to avoid irritation. Place two drops on a cotton pad and massage the affected areas.
- Topical application of tea tree oil can be effective for mild to moderate acne conditions.
- It is also possible to purchase a facial product that contains the ingredient, such as a cleansing gel. Apply a small amount to your fingers and massage it into your face or wherever else you have acne. Rinse your skin with water right away.
Method 2 of 3: Cultivating a Healthy Lifestyle
Step 1. Eat healthy to slow down aging and prevent disease
Fish, vegetables, fruits, white meats and oilseeds are great choices for health. In addition, cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, kale and broccoli are anti-inflammatory, prevent cancer and are rich in vitamins. Try replacing junk food, processed foods and simple carbohydrates with nutritious and natural options.
- Is it difficult to maintain a healthy diet? Try swapping one of your meals for a healthier option every day. For example, instead of eating white bread for breakfast, eat whole grain bread.
- Another way to eat better is to switch from sweetened drinks, such as soda, to water. If you want more flavor, squeeze a little lemon or lime!
- Remember that no one gets great food overnight; the process is slow and steady. Don't try to change everything at once: it's best to make substitutions little by little until you get to the point of eating good fruits, vegetables and protein for most of the week.
Step 2. Try to eat in moderation to be healthier
When setting up your plate, try to balance proteins, grains, vegetables and fruits. Also, avoid eating out whenever possible. Those who cook their own food know what goes in each dish and can control their portions better!
Are you in the habit of eating junk food all the time? Try to reduce these meals little by little until you exchange them for homemade recipes
Step 3. Exercise to control your weight, strengthen your body, and prevent illness
Regular physical activity, even if it is moderate, helps with weight loss and control, leaving your body in better shape. Exercise also improves mood, bringing you more well-being. Finally, they also strengthen bones and muscles, helping to prevent injury.
- Exercise is not your forte? Start slowly so you don't get overwhelmed. Go for a walk a few times a week and gradually increase the intensity.
- In general, 150 minutes of moderate physical activity or 75 minutes of intense activity per week is recommended.
Step 4. Get seven to nine hours of sleep a night
Sleep helps the brain to function better, but it also makes for better overall health. While we sleep, the body goes through various processes to recover, including healing from damage caused by the sun and pollutants to the skin. Those who sleep with good quality sleep also have fewer dark circles and bags, in addition to preventing premature wrinkles.
- Do not consume caffeine at night as stimulants interfere with the circadian rhythm.
- Use a good mattress and a comfortable pillow so you don't get back pain.
- Adopt a relaxing bedtime ritual. Quiet music promotes relaxation as well as reading.
- A hot bath also soothes.
- Sleep in a cool room as the temperature also influences sleep.
Step 5. Drink six to eight glasses of water a day
Every cell in the body needs water, which lubricates the joints, fights fever, delivers oxygen to tissues, and regulates body temperature. Drinking plenty of water can also help reduce acne by promoting the elimination of toxins through urine and perspiration.
When the body becomes dehydrated, the skin can be more vulnerable to eczema, psoriasis and wrinkles
Method 3 of 3: Taking Care of Hair
Step 1. Wash your hair every other day or as often as needed
Contrary to popular belief, it's not good to wash your head every day. It's best to wash the strands every other day or only when they start to get oily. To wash properly, wet your head well and apply an amount equivalent to one coin of shampoo on your hands. Massage the shampoo gently into the scalp, but don't rub it hard to avoid breaking the strands. Finally, rinse everything off.
- As the tips are usually drier than the root, don't shampoo them too much.
- If you suffer from excessive frizz, comb your hair before stepping into the shower!
- Use the right shampoo and conditioner for your hair. For example, those who suffer from oily hair should use a shampoo for oily hair.
Step 2. Moisturize your hair with conditioner
Apply the product to the ends or one finger away from the scalp. Leave it on for three to eight minutes, depending on volume and length. After applying the conditioner, set an alarm and, when it sounds, rinse the product very well, without leaving any residues.
- Conditioner is only good for the strands, as long as you choose the right type for your hair.
- Is your hair too oily? Avoid getting the conditioner too close to the root, which increases oiliness.
Step 3. Allow strands to dry naturally to prevent damage
The heat from the dryer causes frizz and split ends, so avoid using the tool whenever you can. Prefer to dry the locks with a towel.
- If you must use the dryer, fit a diffuser, which distributes the heat more evenly.
- The flat iron and the curler also make the strands break, no matter how much they make your hair beautiful. Overuse burns hair.
- Whenever drying your hair with a towel, do not rub it hard. It is best to press the strands gently to remove the water. This way, they have less frizz and there is less breakage.
Step 4. Brush your tresses frequently to keep them clean and knot free
Comb the strands in the morning to remove dust, dirt and dead skin. Start at the ends and work your way up to the root, avoiding pulling wires and getting hurt.
- Use a brush with natural bristles, which pull the strands less.
- Use a wide-tooth comb in place of a brush to untangle hair without causing damage.
Step 5. Apply a hair mask once a week to moisturize and strengthen your hair
After washing your head, massage the mask into the ends and glove the locks. With this movement, the product penetrates better into the threads and is distributed evenly. Comb your hair with your fingers next and place a warm towel or shower cap on your head for 20 minutes. Rinse well.
- Another option is to use an antifrizz serum after washing and drying the strands.
- Read the brand's guidelines before passing the product to see the pause time and frequency of use.
- The frequency depends more on your hair type. If it is dry or chemically treated, use the mask more often.
Step 6. Use a salt spray to curl the strands naturally
Just dampen your hair and comb it with a wide-tooth comb. Your strands should be damp but not soggy. Apply the salt spray halfway down the strands, but avoid the root so as not to cause frizz. Then knead the locks with your hands to form curls and waves.
If you are going to wash your head before using the product, use a moisturizing shampoo, as the salt spray dries out the hair
- Apply a lip balm to moisturize your lips.
- Always keep your nails very clean. Apply a clear nail polish to give it a shine.
- Use dermocosmetics appropriate for your skin type, whether it is oily, sensitive or dry.
- Be yourself.