“I don’t like my hair, my skin shouldn’t be like this! What should I do?” For now, you can continue reading to achieve that sought after natural look..
“Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of all”, we may not be aware that as we challenge the mirror with our gaze, that is indeed what we’re reciting. Eventually you surrender to your own reflection and immediately blurt out complaints concerning your appearance.
That is a daily scenario most women face and it doesn’t have to be that way. The solution is simple, replace that daily routine of pessimism towards your appearance with a routine comprising of a balanced diet, skin care regimen and hair care that will radiate your natural beauty.
These three steps uniquely illustrate that natural beauty can be attainable by anyone without succumbing to expensive and drastic measures to achieve a natural look.
1. Balanced Diet
The quote, “you are what you eat” has never been more relevant than now, since the choices we make regarding the food we consume are reflected on our skin. This reflection is seen within four to six weeks. Foods to incorporate in your diet include: *Lemon and Green tea: They are known as the clarifiers by aiding the body in clarifying and cleansing the complexion. Lemon and green tea are natural metabolism boosters. *Water: The benefits of hydrating yourself with 6 to 8 glasses of water are numerous. It is naturally regarded as essential to maintain a healthy looking skin. *Beetroot: Known as the vegetable that colours your food red, it’s no surprise that this vegetable is essential in the cleansing of the blood. Healthy blood ensures healthy skin. *The 3 fatty acids: seafood, eggs and walnuts in which these are commonly found. Omega 3’s are a source of good natural oils and vital to make your skin glow.
By incorporating the above food choices in your diet, you are developing a foundation for natural radiant skin.
2. Facial Skin Care
Before committing to a skin care regimen, it is important to determine your skin type (normal, dry or oily) and catering to each with the right products. The next step is to avoid bar soaps as they dry out the skin and don’t comply with your skin’s needs. This is followed by a Cleanse- Tone- Moisturize, three step, twice a day routine. Exfoliation should be done once or twice a week with cool water and a product containing no alcohol. Moisturizing products should have an SPF 15+. For a natural looking complexion, using the cut side of grapes, gently rub them on clean skin successfully releasing natural exfoliating acids.
3. Hair Care
Hair is a continuation of your outermost skin and therefore also deserves to be taken care of. *Aloe-vera: Abstain from applying harsh chemicals to treat your hair and rather use a natural hair treatment ingredient- aloe vera. *Wash: When washing your hair, be sure to use lukewarm water and if possible let it dry naturally. Brushing wet hair encourages hair loss as it is more likely to break. *Comb: It is advisable to refrain from using a plastic bristle comb – rather opt for a wide tooth tomb so as not to apply pressure on the hair. *Moisture: Dry hair leads to breakage and dandruff. Avoiding that is easy, moisturise hair often and before swimming apply a small amount of conditioner on your hair for protection.
When you realize the importance of your natural beauty routine, making it a habit will become second nature. When following these three steps prepare to look into your mirror with confidence and blurt out positive remarks about your appearance!