If you watch reality television or you read the showbiz column of a daily newspaper you will be inundated with images of women and men who have undergone Cosmetic Surgery procedures in a bid to look good. You will also come across a host of other methods of improving your looks, such as using fake tan or sun beds, using make-up, wearing false eyelashes and hair extensions. In the past, a little make-up went a long way but women, and men are spending more time and money on their appearance than ever before.
Less is more
When it comes to beauty there is a lot of truth in the old adage, ‘less is more’. The aim of make-up used to be to enhance what was already there, to make your eyes pop out and your lips look more voluptuous, for example, but these days it seems that many people use make-up, tan and hair extensions to mask their real looks and create a whole new aesthetic.
Most women feel more comfortable when they have a bit of make-up on and they’ve done their hair, but it’s important to embrace your natural looks and to feel confident in your own skin; here are some tips for looking your best without worrying about spending hours in front of the mirror:
Enhancing your natural beauty
Skin, hair and nails
One of the best ways to enhance your natural beauty is to focus on your skin; your skin is a really important organ and it plays an essential aesthetic role. If your skin is soft, bright, clear and fresh, this will give you confidence and help you to feel great from the moment you wake up to the moment you go to sleep; no more worrying about people seeing you without your make-up!
Looking after your skin is really important but it is very simple; all you need to do is follow these simple steps:
- Drink plenty of water
- Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables (foods that are rich in vitamins A, C and E are best)
- Cleanse, tone and moisturise every day, twice a day
- Exfoliate once or twice a week
- Find out your skin type and use the relevant skincare products
Your hair is an influential part of your look; healthy, shiny, glossy hair makes you look gorgeous, healthy and confident. Eating well will help to keep your hair strong and healthy and deep conditioning once a week is also beneficial. Try to avoid washing your hair too frequently, as this removes the natural oils and use heat protection spray before you dry your hair or straighten or curl it.
To keep your nails looking healthy, make sure you take in the recommended daily intake of calcium; calcium is found in milk, butter and yoghurt and it helps to strengthen your bones, nails and teeth.