Enhance Your Natural Beauty

Article Written by Miessence Colleague, A.W.

All You Need to Care for Your Unique Beauty…

Do you want to look after your natural beauty and keep your unique gorgeous and youthful look for longer? Do you know what it takes to achieve this goal? Applying layers of makeup and undergoing expensive cosmetic surgeries are not the answers. Beauty experts recommend the use of organic products1 to avoid bombarding your body with toxins that are present in most synthetic cosmetics. It’s also advised to keep a simple personal care regimen with naturally-made beauty products. With these points in mind, we’ve compiled a list of tips to help you get going, ranging from the proven and tested to-dos to the less-known self-care ideas.

Exfoliate and Cleanse

Exfoliate and cleanse – these are the first two steps to freshen up your skin. The best thing is: You need not spend too much if you’ll only consider the following natural ways – these can help you shed off dry skin and encourage the growth of new cells…

  • Use ice cubes to treat or curb the appearance of acne.
  • Cleanse product-build up from your hair by using the right clarifying shampoo every week.
  • Use lotion to remove cosmetics instead of makeup remover.
  • Exfoliate with the right type of brush and or non abrasive facial exfoliant regularly do this (preferably every week) to remove dry skin.
  • Apply conditioner or shaving cream first before shaving to ensure a smooth finish.
  • Make your own clarifying hair rinse by mixing 1 cup of water with apple cider vinegar. This should be able to free your strands from the residues of the shampoo you’ve used. For best results, follow this up with the right conditioner.
  • Mix a 1 to 2 ratio of sea salt and olive oil to create a body scrub, which you can use to exfoliate your whole body over the weekend.
  • Use coffee grounds to exfoliate and massage areas with cellulite.
  • Keep stock of peppermint leaves and use this to shrink pimples and remove acne. Mint contains menthol that can reduce inflammation and redness.

Moisturise and Protect

Your skin would probably have become dry and flaky having been scrubbed and cleansed. Now the next best move to do is to bring back the shine. That being said, these routines might do the trick…

  • Smoothen and moisturise dry elbows with organic oil.
  • Rub papaya skin over your face and any other areas needing rejuvenation. Papaya is soothing, calming and rich in enzymes so this treatment will naturally rejuvenate your skin from ageing effects of dry air and sun damage. Simply rub the fleshy inside of the skin over your face and allow to dry on and wash off later. Your complexion will be glowing and feeling happy and toned.  
  • Use vinegar to rinse your hair to restore moisture and balance ph of scalp 
  • Mix mashed avocado with orange juice, olive oil and raw egg white2 to have an organic facial mask that you can use anytime you want.
  • Make an organic sunscreen your best friend.
  • Get rid of puffy eyes with fresh potato or cucumber slices.
  • Clean your makeup tools (e.g., brushes, sponges, mascara wands) to get rid of bacteria residing in cosmetic residues.
  • Remedy pimples by applying a bit of toothpaste on any breakouts or honey as an anti-bacterial and healer for blemishes.
  • Use a hydrating lotion or cream after shaving or exfoliating to bring back your skin’s natural moisture level.
  • Melt and heat coconut oil to have a home-made deep conditioner to treat your scalp and hair.

Glamour Up

Apart from cleansing and protecting your skin, it’s also great to know how to highlight your best physical features. To that end, here are some tips to help you glamour up…

  • Lighten your hair’s shade with lemon juice.
  • Brush a small amount of light oil to tame unruly eyebrows.
  • Use foundation brush instead of makeup sponges to maximize your foundation and for a more precise application.
  • Heat your curler first before using it to ensure great curls.
  • Use mayo mask to plump cuticles and, ultimately, strengthen your hair. Mayo’s high cholesterol content can greatly help nourish the scalp and reduce hair loss.
  • Create a mixture of one mashed up banana and one egg to treat dry hair. This solution can bring back your mane’s moisture level and natural shine.
  • Cut lemon wedges, sprinkle 4-5 drops of honey on each wedge and rub this on your face. This will help eliminate or prevent the appearance of pimples.
  • Use red tea to gently scrub your face to remove the layers of dead skin. You can follow this up by applying the gel of a freshly cut Aloe Vera to restore moisture and refine the pores.
  • Perk up and revive the shine of your yellowed nails by soaking your nails in ginger ale.
  • Remedy dark eye circles by applying a mixture consisting of fresh parsley and yoghurt.

Final Thoughts

Remember, you’re already beautiful as you are, which makes applying loads of cosmetics unnecessary. All you really need to do is figure out natural ways to maintain your youthful, gorgeous looks. By applying any of the tips above that suit you, you’ll be able to pick up a personal care regimen that’s clean and healthy – one that’s organic and free from toxins and other synthetic substances. Have fun being creative with your self care beauty regime, new recipes and tips.

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