Get Flawless Skin With No Makeup — Part II

Get Flawless Skin With No Makeup — Part II

Get Flawless Skin With No Makeup - Exercise, Relax, Use Natural Products

If you haven’t read Get Flaw­less Skin With­out Make­up — Part I, I def­i­nite­ly rec­om­mend you read that first. 🙂

So now that you’ve read STEP #1 and are ready to incor­po­rate some Flaw­less Skin Foods into your dai­ly rou­tine, I have 5 more help­ful tips to get you on your way to soft, smooth, dewy skin.

{STEP #2} Move Your Body.

Exer­cise” is a dirty word to many peo­ple, but mov­ing your body is going to keep you young, healthy, and ensure you have love­ly skin. The key is mov­ing dai­ly. Every­one has time to exer­cise 15 min­utes per day, and your body will begin to crave the move­ment. Your cir­cu­la­tion will improve, your skin will receive nutri­ents much faster, and you will have that healthy glow. Just get start­ed!

Exer­cise Can Mean Many Things

Anti-Stress Tips for Flawless Skin

{STEP #3} Get Some R&R.

Rest­ing and relax­ing is some­thing we don’t do much of any­more, but it’s extreme­ly impor­tant for the health of our skin. It seems every­one is stress­ing out about some­thing — and then their skin breaks out. I used to be pret­ty wound up about every­thing, eas­i­ly stressed, lit­tle things would wor­ry me, blah blah blah. So below I wrote what real­ly helped me to become some­one who is relaxed, rel­a­tive­ly wor­ry-free, and enjoy­ing the health and skin ben­e­fits that go along with it.

Stress Less Check­list

  • Know that it’s okay to do noth­ing — the world is not going to fall apart while you’re relax­ing
  • Also know that’s okay to say “no” to peo­ple when you need time for your­self
  • Lis­ten to calm­ing music
  • Soak in a warm bath
  • Read a good fic­tion book
  • Stretch and do yoga reg­u­lar­ly
  • Avoid neg­a­tive or dif­fi­cult peo­ple
  • Hang out with pos­i­tive, hap­py, fun­ny peo­ple
  • Play with the dogs, kids, or your part­ner
  • Try vale­ri­an root or mag­ne­sium pow­der to calm your ner­vous sys­tem when stress and anx­i­ety seem a bit hard to over­come
  • Take deep breaths — breathe in through your nose for 7 sec­onds, hold your breath 5 sec­onds, breathe out through your mouth for 7 sec­onds, repeat
  • Light some nat­u­ral­ly scent­ed beeswax can­dles to fil­ter the air and calm your sens­es
  • Let go of your neg­a­tive thoughts about the day
  • Give your­self a scalp mas­sage
  • Read A Thou­sand Names for Joy by Byron Katie to give you a whole new look at stress — this book and yoga were the turn­ing points for me

Most impor­tant­ly, don’t let stress, stress you out. ;D Just breathe, smile to yourself…everything is and will be just fine because you’re mak­ing it that way.

{STEP #4} Swap Your Skincare.

I can­not empha­size enough just how impor­tant nat­u­ral, junk-free skin care prod­ucts are to your skin. Don’t expect flaw­less skin if you’re slop­ping parabens and sodi­um lau­ryl sul­fate and chem­i­cal sol­vents on your body. Remem­ber that what you put on your skin, ends up in your blood­stream, which ends up in your cells, effect­ing how they func­tion. If you wouldn’t eat it, don’t put it on. Nature pro­vides us with mois­tur­iz­ing plant oils that don’t clog pores, nour­ish­ing herbs that repair and pro­tect our skin, and so on, so there’s no rea­son to use harsh chem­i­cals and artif­i­cal ingre­di­ents. Set your­self up for a life­time of beau­ti­ful skin: make reg­u­lar D.I.Y. masks (I have some great recipes com­ing up for you that were hand­ed down to me and that I use reg­u­lar­ly!), buy a qual­i­ty nat­u­ral cleanser, mois­tur­iz­er, and any oth­er treat­ments you may want, like a ton­er (try cham­pag­ne, too), exfo­li­a­tion cleanser, or pre-made masks or inten­sive treat­ments. Check out my Top 10 list of nat­u­ral skin and hair care prod­ucts — it will help you on your nat­u­ral beau­ty adven­ture. 🙂

Alima Satin Matte Foundation - Natural Mineral Makeup

{STEP #5} Ditch Your Makeup.

Again, same as above. It’s pret­ty coun­ter­pro­duc­tive to suf­fo­cate your skin with lay­ers of synethic ingre­di­ents and pore-clog­ging mate­ri­als when your goal is flaw­less skin. Check out some nat­u­ral make­up prod­ucts from Ali­ma, All Nat­u­ral Face, 100% Pure, and Vapour, just to get start­ed. And yes, they real­ly work! Just remem­ber to read the ingre­di­ents on all prod­ucts — I have noticed many com­pa­nies dis­guis­ing their prod­ucts as nat­u­ral, when in fact, they con­tain some dodgy ingre­di­ents.

{STEP #6} Keep Clean.

Remem­ber to change your pil­low­case out reg­u­lar­ly. Your face and hair are press­ing again­st this fab­ric for 8 hours every night, so it makes sense to clean it about once per week. Bet­ter yet, look into get­ting a pair of silk pil­low­cas­es so you can switch them out and treat your skin to a non-abra­sive fab­ric. I start­ed using silk pil­low­cas­es when I was 16, upon the rec­om­men­da­tion of the wom­an who had been cut­ting my hair for a few years. I’ve slept on them ever since — and I no longer wake up with dry cheeks and crazy bed head.

Oh, and try not to touch or pick your face, which can lead to blem­ish­es if dirt and bac­te­ria from your hands make their way into your love­ly lit­tle pores. On a sim­i­lar note, don’t rest your phone between your shoul­der and cheek — that will encour­age lit­tle pim­ples to show up in that area.

Enjoy Your Flawless Skin!

I know I made no men­tion of mag­ic pills, but if you begin to incor­po­rate those Flaw­less Skin Foods into your diet and make a few more lit­tle changes each day or each week, you’ll be well on your way to hav­ing beau­ti­ful skin. In fact, you will start to see pos­i­tive results with­in 1–2 weeks. If you have sev­ere acne, acne scars, dis­col­oration, rosacea, eczema, etc. the­se tips will def­i­nite­ly help you, but I will also post arti­cles in the future that are more speci­fic to cer­tain skin con­cerns.

To Your Beau­ty!
~Stephanie

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