Looking great Without Makeup
It's good to give your
skin a breather from wearing
makeup, besides cutting
out all this time spent in front of the mirror can actually give you some extra
Concentrate on your
skin care. The best way to go without makeup is if
you've been taking great care of your skin, so you can show it off. If you're
feeling confident about your skin you're going to feel good about going
without makeup as well. So
exercise, drink plenty of
and eat lots of fruit and vegetable.
Get plenty of sleep every night. If you're well-rested, you won't need
under-eye concealer or mascara to give yourself that fresh,
Keep your hair
and nails looking good so you don't look unkempt, even
though you're not wearing makeup. Consider getting a
manicure or get a blowout
that you can wear for most of the week.
Have your lip balm handy. If your
lips look healthy and moisturized, you
won't look scraggly.
If you must have something on your face, try a tinted moisturizer with
SPF. Clinique and Benefit make great ones. They offer moisture, a small amount
of coverage and sunscreen -- makeup or no makeup, you should wear sunscreen
Home-made Treatments for fresh looking skin
Gentle facial exfoliator for sensitive skin: Oats and oatflakes have a
gentle but deep cleansing action, and can correct skin imbalances, making them
ideal for dry, irritated and
This scrub can be used once or twice a week to get rid of the dead skin cells
and to reveal more radiant skin underneath.
2 heaping teaspoons fine oatmeal
2 teaspoons heavy cream
Combine ingredients, apply to skin, and lightly rub using the balls of your
fingers, then rinse off. Do not apply sustained pressure to any particular spot.
Cleansing mask: Honey is good for dislodging dead skin cells. It also has
soothing, healing, emollient and mildly antiseptic properties. This makes this
mask ideal for congested skin.
2 heaping teaspoons gram flour [also known as chana flour, besan or
1 teaspoon water
1 tea spoon honey
Mix to a thick, sticky consistency. Apply to affected areas and leave for
five to seven minutes.