Jun 08

How to Look Good Naturally

Looking good nowadays may seem like a few thick dabs of makeup, implants and a myriad of technological advancements. Sure, they have their uses, but using it to be attractive is both a bad investment in the long run as well as an entirely bad idea altogether.

The idea to looking good naturally is taking advantage of what you’ve got instead of just covering it up in prosthetics and make up. Being natural is not only healthier, but it is also very inexpensive. To start you off, here are some of the important factors that can get you started on your way to a more natural look:

1. Go on a Diet

A healthier approach to your diet can help in establishing a more active and vibrant body! Know this does not mean that you have to starve yourself or go for more boring food choices; think of it as a whole new adventure! My personal favorite is the “switheroo” method. This method is simple and is especially designed for people who don’t like sudden changes on their plates. If you’re prone to getting your fill of carbonated beverages, you can switch them for concentrated fruit juices instead. Try doing this method slowly but surely and before you know it you’ll be eating a healthier plate!

2. Exercise!

Exercise is also a great way to increase your confidence as well up your energy to let you go through your day. But what about if you’re on a busy schedule or stacked in too much paper work, you ask? That can be arranged. Here are a couple of simple exercises that can help you get in shape at your office or home without using gym equipment:

  • The Calf Raise. Hold on anything like a desk for balance, and then raise your heels off the floor. Repeat as many times as needed.
  • Shoulder Relax. Take a deep breath, raising your shoulders up to your ears and exhaling as you raise it down again.
  • Wall Push-up. Stand at a distance to a wall, putting both your palms on the surface. Lift yourself up then return to the starting point.

3. Use Natural Treatments!

The natural look is perhaps one of the more adequate and less strenuous forms of beauty there is. Aside from the light cover-up application, you can pretty much try these homemade mixtures to look good under a budget:

  • Cucumber can practically tone down the puffiness of your eye bags. Apply a slice on both eyes, let it sit overnight and feel the results when you wake up.
  • Avocado facial masks can give you that radiant glow. Just mash one in a bowl, let it set on your face for about 15 minutes or so, then rinse.

As you can see, it’s easy to attain a natural beauty over hoarding on beauty products. Elegance, as they say is an uncomplicated thing to do, just a properly executed beauty. Eat healthy, exercise and use natural alternatives and before you know it, you’ll be more vibrant than you were ever before!

Jun 01

Why Too Much Make-Up Is Dangerous: Ways to Overcome Them

Staying pretty and fighting aging are perhaps one of the major industries nowadays. It’s no secret that we use it to our day to day lives to keep us confident, neat and most of all, beautiful. However, we should also consider for a minute what we’re putting on our skin before we go gaga on the makeup. I’m pretty sure that this little article won’t hurt any eyeliner sales or keep foundations from dragging down to nerve-wrecking lows; but this article will serve as a sort of advisory. Again, I’m not into going completely make-up free but it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t know the risks, right?

Allergies

All types of makeup have preservatives in them as well as other ingredients to keep their mixture effective in terms of use. However, they may trigger certain allergies for people who are prone to them. If you experience any kind of irritations or outbreak of rash after an elapsed time of use, one should stop using that particular cosmetic product. If you’re unsure what type of ingredient you are particularly allergic to, visit a dermatologist and have them perform a patch test on you. It should determine possible causes so you will have an idea in the future.

Advanced Aging

This is perhaps a danger that we all should take seriously when using too much make-up. Eyeliners and liquid-based foundations contain chemicals that can cause premature aging. Watch out for liquid foundations that contain silicone since they not only block your pores but also add a few years to your skin. Avoid using too much of these cosmetics whenever possible.

Acne

Perhaps one of the more annoying types of makeup are the “unbreatheable” types which may cover blemishes such as acne, but can ultimately block your pores and cause them to worsen if you don’t remove your make-up after extended periods of use. Another concern with cosmetics is you’re exfoliating products. Deep cleansers you see, can damage skin and remove the protective top layer that prevents acne from developing. The tip here of course is to use finer or less makeup in order to not clog your pores. Exfoliating your skin must also be taken lightly as it can cause more harm than good when improperly used.

Ingredients You Should Know:

Alright, we covered the basics of why using too much make-up is harmful. Now you here’s a list of notable ingredients in most make-up mixtures that you should take careful note of. Although they cant harm you in trace amounts, but a build-up of their use can certainly do a number on your body.

  • Paraben. This ingredient can cause skin irritation with prolonged use, contact dermatitis and reportedly cancer.
  • Sodium Laurel Sulphate or SLS. This can lead to a number of skin-related issues, along with dermatitis.
  • Synthetic scents. These are perhaps widely used on a number of cosmetic products and are unfortunately allergic to certain people.

Again, this article’s aim isn’t about condemning the wearing make-up. Its aim is to better understand why using too much can cause permanent problems. In lighter uses, these problems won’t manifest themselves but heavy and continued use can leave you with unsightly symptoms.