5 Ways To Feel Flawless, Radiant & Glow-y

Your skin is something that is very important to you; for one thing it’s the largest organ on your body, so you know you have to take care of it. There are many ways that you can improve your glow over time, whether you’re trying to revive a boring skincare routine or improve your diet. You want to feel flawless every day when you step out of the house, so read below for some tips to help you switch up your skincare methods and find a way to glow from the inside out.

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Wear Your Smile with Pride

You could have the clearest skin in the world, but if you don’t smile nobody is going to be able to appreciate it. There are many different reasons people don’t like to smile. However, if your reasoning deals with the way your smile looks, perhaps a visit to the dentist for a check-up will help. After a quick cleaning (for instance), you will have sparkling teeth that you’d be glad to show off.

There is something enticing about someone with a beautiful smile, so wear it with pride.

Invest in a Good Moisturizer

Another way you can make yourself feel more radiant is by choosing a moisturizer that enhances your glow. Choose a moisturizer with a built in SPF protector so that you can prevent aging along the way too. If you have acne prone skin, it’s also a good idea to avoid moisturizer with oil, as this will clog or pores and irritate your skin.

Find Your Perfect Highlighter

A clever highlighter can work wonders for even the dullest of skin (like the fenty beauty highlighter). Head to your local makeup counter and try out a range of highlighters that might suit your skin tone. Just a flick of highlighter at the very top of your cheek bone will enhance your smile and make you feel gorgeously glow-y.

Hydrate

There is only so much you can put on your face to make it look radiant; you also need to make sure you’re feeding it from the inside too. Fill up your water bottle and drink plenty of H2o on a daily basis (approx. 8-8oz/day). This will help to keep your skin clear and it will work wonders for your overall health too.

Sleep Well

When your body is deprived of sleep it can have a real impact on the way your skin looks. Beauty sleep is the real deal, so make sure you’re getting enough shut eye each evening to avoid red eyes, puffiness, under eye bags and sallow skin.

There are many ways you can improve the look and feel of your body and face, even if it isn’t directly through skincare. Visiting the dentist regularly, eating the right foods and staying hydrated will help you to improve your overall confidence, which will then reflect onto your gorgeous glow-y skin.


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Why Your Skin Isn't As Healthy As It Could Be

Your skin is much more than you might think it is. It is actually the largest organ that your body has, and as such it is something that you should make sure you are taking proper care of at all times. By properly looking after the skin, you can be sure you're keeping away some of the worst diseases known to humanity, along with allowing yourself to look better, and encouraging better all-round health across your bodily systems too. Unfortunately, a lot of people fail to look after their skin as best as they could, and often this comes down to a few simple things which could easily be changed.

In this article, we are going to take a look at a few of the things that might be stopping your skin from being healthier. Take care of these and you'll find that it makes a huge difference.

Too Much Sun

We all know some of the problems with overexposure to the sun. Yet, it can be so easy to allow your skin to be in the sun for too long. Sometimes it is simply forgetfulness, and sometimes it might even be that you think it doesn’t matter and allow your skin to be out in the open when probably you shouldn't. However, it’s a good idea to begin being careful about when you are in the sun, especially if you are worried about skin cancer, for example if you have had it in the past or you are concerned about one or two of your moles. As long as you don’t get too much sun, you are doing the number one thing you should be doing to keep your skin healthy, so this is absolutely the most important concern of all.

Not Enough Water

One of the biggest skin care concerns has to be water. People often find that they are quick to use moisturizer, but for some reason or another much less keen to simply drink more water. If you have started to think that you could probably do with drinking more water, then the truth is that that could make a huge difference to how healthy your skin is. If you feel there are problems with your skin, almost always you can improve the situation simply by upping your water intake. To do this, you might want to consider the simple yet effective solution of carrying a water bottle around with you, and ensuring that you drink it. Once you start doing so, you will notice an improvement in mood and in your overall health too, so you will probably be inclined to carry on as a result of that. If you improve your water intake, your skin will not only be healthier, but it will glow more as well.

Poisons

It is also worth looking to see if you have any poisons going into your system on a regular basis which you might be able to do away with. This could be any number of things, but some of the most common are also the worst offenders. Probably the two most common are nicotine and alcohol. If you consume either of these in any large degree, it is almost certainly affecting your skin, so it is definitely a good idea to try and cut down as best as you can. You will find that doing so makes a huge difference, and that it does so quickly as well. If you find it difficult, consider getting some help for it. This will not only be good for your skin but for your overall health as well. As long as you keep poisons to a minimum, your skin will be in a much healthier state on the whole.

Stress

As with most things to do with your health, your skin can be affected greatly by your stress levels. If you are routinely or overly stressed, this will definitely have an effect on your skin health, so you should think about what you might be able to do to keep your stress levels down in future. As it happens, this can be easier said than done, but you will probably agree that it is worth it - especially because of all the other benefits you will see from doing so. Stress is a major skin problem, so be sure to try and do away with it as best as you can.

What are some other ways you can promote healthy skincare habits?


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Streamline Your Skincare Routine: What Do You REALLY Need?

Walk into any drugstore, or department store beauty aisle, and you’re absolutely bombarded with products. If you’re new to skincare, it can be a complete minefield. Not only are there all kinds of weird and wonderful things claiming all sorts, but it’s knowing how to apply them and the order to put them on too! However, skincare really doesn’t have to be complicated. Here are the essentials to create a quick regime that will do your skin the world of good- without having to spend tons of time or money on it.

Day/ Night Moisturizers

Ideally, you need two moisturizers, one for day and one for night. Day creams tend to be light and easily absorbed, you pop it on in the morning, and it will protect your skin throughout the day. If you get one with added SPF, you kill two birds with one stone! It sits well under makeup without feeling heavy or sticky on the skin. Night cream is a little more rich and hydrating. Apply it after you’ve cleansed your face and it will absorb during the night to replenish and restore your skin.

An Oil or Serum

If your skin is very dry or you want to focus on anti-aging, applying an oil or serum before your night cream is the way to go. You can buy pure hyaluronic acid for face which sounds a little scary but is actually an incredible hydration product which is perfect for fine lines and wrinkles. Argan oil is also great, and coconut oil is a very budget and practical option. You can buy it from any grocery store, a small amount will hugely hydrate the skin and will cost you next to nothing.

An Eye Cream

The delicate skin around the eyes is the most prone to damage. That’s why when the signs of aging creep in, the eyes are the first to show it. You can protect against this by using an eye cream. This will nourish and protect the area, and if you spend a little more, it will contain ingredients that will actively reduce the fine lines. Retinol and neuropeptides amongst others can help to smooth the appearance. Apply a small amount in the evenings, being very careful when you’re rubbing it in. Tugging or pulling at the skin will cause damage and you’ll end up exacerbating the problem you’re trying to solve.

A Lip Balm

When you think about skincare, it’s easy to neglect or overlook the lips. However, they need just as much (if not more) care than elsewhere on the face. The lips lose more moisture than anywhere else, which is why they can so easily become sore, chapped and flaky. Invest in a couple of lip balms containing SPF, if you keep one at home, one in the car and one at work you’ll never be caught short.

Face Masks

Every now and again your skin might need a bit of pepping up, even if you stick to your skincare routine. Perhaps it’s looking a little tired, dull and lackluster. Maybe it feels a little sore, or you just want to give it a boost of hydration. Once a week (or when needed) apply one that targets the problem. Use it as an excuse to have a little ‘me- time’ you could meditate while it’s on to reduce stress or just relax in a hot bubble bath. Your skin will thank you for it, and your mind will feel refreshed and rejuvenated too.


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9 Simple Steps To Look Fabulous Without Makeup

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Makeup is a wonderful tool that fill women all over the world with confidence. It can be an outlet for their personality or just make them feel great about themselves. The beauty and cosmetics industries are some of the largest in the world, providing us with countless products to help us look our best. Some women will not leave their homes unless they have a fully made up face because they don't feel good without it, but excessive use of makeup can cause damage to our skin and hair over time. There is nothing wrong with enjoying makeup and how it makes us feel, but we should also embrace our looks without makeup and learn how to enhance our natural beauty without mascara or powder.

Here is a how-to guide to help you feel more confident without your makeup with a few simple steps....

SKIN

Every day, all day we touch our faces with our hands, sometimes without even realizing we are doing it. It’s habit that comes quite naturally to us and can be difficult to break. Try to reduce the amount of time you spend touching and picking at your face. When you rest your head on your hand or rub your eyes, this is causing slight tearing on your skin that over time can cause damage and encourage wrinkles. If you have spot-prone skin, it can be tempting to mess with your spots and blemishes. Pulling and squeezing the skin on your face is another way you can damage your skin and cause scarring. The sweat and dirt on your fingers can make your skin problems worse. Most people don’t even realize the effects some of these everyday motions do to their skin in the long run. Notice when you’re unnecessarily touching your face and refrain from causing any more damage. If you have to touch your face, always ensure your hands are clean and use a gentle touch.U


WASH YOUR FACE DAILY

One of the best ways to look good without makeup is by having a clean and fresh looking appearance. Washing your face twice a day with a gentle face wash will keep your skin looking youthful. It will also reduce the appearance of spots and blemishes on your skin. Again try to use gentle motions when washing your face and only wash twice per day. There are chemicals in your face wash that could irritate your skin if frequently washed during a short period of time. This is something you want to avoid. Too much washing with hot water can also remove the natural oils that your skin produces to protect itself. Start your washing regime by washing your hands thoroughly before you begin cleaning your face. Once cleaned use a moisturiser to keep your skin looking and feeling hydrated.

DRINK PLENTY OF WATER

Water is a necessity we all need and makes our bodies and skin feel fantastic. If you’re serious about wanting to look good without makeup, you need to UP the amount of water you consume. It increases our skin’s flexibility and prolongs that youthful glow we all want to achieve. Keeping your skin hydrated will also be wonderful in hindering the ageing process as it can reduce the amount of wrinkles your skin develops. Drink eight glasses per day to achieve a natural dewy glow that not even concealer and foundation can produce.

LASHES

If you like your eyes to stand out, you can still achieve a statement look without the use of makeup. Eyelash serums can be used to make your lashes appear longer and darker by conditioning the hair from root to tip. Mascara can cause your eyelashes to break, fall out and become fine. So by using a serum such as these on the IdolLashInvestigator.com website, you are making your lashes look longer and healthier. Investing in this treatment will boost your confidence and enhance your eyes, without needing a mascara wand to help you. You can go out knowing that your eyelashes are making an impact even when you're going makeup free.

DITCH THE JUNK FOOD

Junk food can cause a number of health issues so it’s time to say goodbye. Changing your diet will not only make you look better on the outside, but you will also feel fabulous on the inside too. Switch sugary snacks and drinks for healthier fruit options instead, such as apples and pomegranate. Or make your own snacks at home to take to work or school. The sugar and salt included in fast food can make you feel sluggish and dehydrated. So again, drink plenty of water to remove unhealthy toxins from your skin and organs. It’s important that you eat plenty of nutrients and vitamins found in fruit and vegetables, but it’s also important that your body get’s protein and fat too. Eating a healthy varied diet is the best way of ensuring your body get’s everything it needs to function correctly. It will also enrich your natural beauty by making your skin, nails, eyes and hair look fresh and bright- meaning you can go without makeup and have more energy.

USE SUNSCREEN

If you enjoy spending time outdoors, it’s important that you keep your skin protected from the sun’s harmful UV rays. While the sun can make your skin look better, it can also cause a great deal of damage from burning to skin cancer. This is damage you naturally want to avoid so protect your skin with a suitably factored sunscreen and apply daily. Do it first thing in the morning and apply to all areas of exposed skin. This may seem like a drastic measure but even when there are clouds in the sky the UV rays can damage your skin. It can also happen even if you’re outside for a quick 5 minutes. This prolonged exposure can cause your skin to look rough and wrinkled as you age. To look good without makeup, you need to protect your skin from this every day to ensure it looks healthier for longer.

SMILE A LOT

Someone who smiles is always going to look more beautiful that someone who doesn’t. When you go without your makeup, make sure you do plenty of smiling. This will make you look younger and happier and will also have a positive effect on those around you. Over time this simple act will make you feel good about yourself and your overall outlook will become more uplifted. Walk tall and embrace this positive energy and you’ll be surprised how many people notice how much you’ve changed. Accept that you don’t need makeup to feel pretty and your confidence will be sky high.

LOOK AFTER YOUR EYEBROWS

Your eyebrows shape your face and enhance your natural beauty. Look in the mirror and notice the shape of your brows. You want them to look as natural as possible so if they are over plucked you will need to let them grow. To help your eyebrows grow apply a small amount of olive or coconut oil to your brows each morning. This will encourage growth and in 1 to 3 months you have some really impressive results. Once grown, ask an eyebrow expert to assist you in tidying up any stray hairs but still keep your look natural. Also, consult with this expert if they think you could benefit from a temporary dye. If you're use to rely on colouring in your brows with a pencil, this would make a great alternative. The expert will be able to advise you on colours that will suit your hair and complexion so your brows look suitable and attractive. Dying them too dark will spoil the natural look you are trying to achieve.

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 BE KISSABLE

Your lips are another prominent feature of your face. Lipstick and gloss can make them look wonderful but they can look just as good without. Stop your lips from getting dry and chapped by using a simple chapstick. Your lips can also get damaged by the sun and wind, so keep them hydrated with water and protect them with sunscreen or an SPF-infused moisturiser. If you already have dry lips, use a toothbrush to exfoliate gently your lips before you go to bed each night. This will reduce the flaking and peeling of your lips, leaving them smooth and soft. Your lips will start to look better and their natural color will also be enhanced more.

These tips should help you feel more confident without the use of makeup, but the best way of feeling good without makeup is by telling yourself that you are. If you don’t believe in yourself, then you will never truly feel ok wearing any cosmetics. It might take some time to build up this self-belief, so begin by reducing the amount of makeup you wear each week. This will be easier than stopping all at once. Follow these tips and believe in yourself and you’ll feel more confident as a result.


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