Beauty comes from within and that’s a fact. That’s why new generations of makeup enthusiasts see makeup as something to play with and enjoy, rather than a disguise and an everyday must.
Nevertheless, we all like to look our best. But with so many of us wearing less and less makeup due to, well, having nowhere to go as the Coronavirus situation changes from day to day, there are still products and treatments to try outside of the range of the makeup aisle.
Here’s what’s good to try if you’re over traditional makeup.
Add Oils to Your Skincare Routine
One of the skincare trends that’s definitely picked up speed last year is using various oils instead of regular chemical products we’re used to. And it’s no wonder, with so many people switching to clean beauty alternatives.
You can find an oil for every purpose, from makeup removers to moisturizers, and their benefits are numerous. They can do wonders for skin that’s dry, flaky and dehydrated. They can help relieve the symptoms of eczema. They will make skin of any type look and feel smoother and softer, and they will help it build up resilience to external factors. Plus, they’ll give it a stunning radiance.
In fact, you can use facial oil as an alternative to highlighter!
Definitely the best way to look like your wearing makeup without actually wearing it is to get permanent makeup. A range of procedures meant to create the illusion of regular makeup products, permanent makeup, or PMU how it’s often called, is a great way to give some color to the lips with a soft lip blush, draw attention to the eyes with permanent eyeliner, and to get your dream brows with microblading.
No matter what your general style is, you probably love the way your brows look when you fill them in with a bit of pencil. However, brow products take time and effort, and even when you get the shape right, chances are it’ll get ruined at some point during the day. As all permanent makeup artists who take certified microblading classes in NYC learn, the majority of microblading clients are busy individuals who don’t have time to re-do their brows every couple of hours. Microblading can give you the perfect arches that last for months, even years, without having to reapply anything.
How?, you might be wondering. Well, your artist will use a thin needle to draw hair-like strokes through your skin, perfecting your arch shape and adding volume. And voilà!
Eat Skin-Friendly Foods
Beauty can’t be achieved without healthy, glowing skin, and healthy skin can’t be achieved without a balanced diet.
Eating healthy is good for your system overall, but there are certain foods that are particularly beneficial for the skin, primarily Omega-3 fatty acids. So you should try to pump up your intake of foods rich in them, like fish and seafood (especially salmon), nuts and seeds, and plant oils like flaxseed oil.
Apart from these, a rule of thumb is that all yellow and orange fruits and veggies are good for skin, so try to replace one of your snacks with fresh carrots. Berries work too. It goes without saying, avoid fast food at all costs. It’ll make you break out.
Face Mists for A Healthy Glow
If you find highlighter too cloying or if you’re going totally makeup-free, you can still keep your skin glowing throughout the day.
Face mists can be used as often as you like. These light formulas may include beneficial ingredients like hyaluronic acid, or their formula might just be mineral water. Either way, they will refresh your skin instantly, so it won’t only look radiant, it will also feel fresh, which is great for hot summer months in the city.
Most face mists contain SPF, which is a daily must if you want to prevent premature aging.
You probably know this by heart so we’ll keep it short, but good advice can never be repeated too often. Without the 8 hours of quality sleep, the skin looks dull and grayish, not to mention the undereye circles no amount of concealer can neutralize.
Sleep also gives us the opportunity to practice some extra nourishing skincare. It’s the perfect time to let all those heavy facial masks and creams do their magic. You can even find overnight masks for your hair. Alternatively, you can make all these yourself!
If you’re taking a break from heavy makeup, there are many tricks that can give your look a boost, but the basis of it all is a balanced lifestyle and a healthy diet. If you got that covered, you can try treatments like permanent makeup that doesn’t smudge, or explore alternative ways to glow up your skin.