Green beauty has been gaining momentum for a few years now. According to a Harris Pool survey published in Allure, “59 per cent of women over the age of 35 believe buying green beauty is important to them, while an even larger percentage (73% to be exact) of millennial women seek out cleaner, all-natural products.” However, the pursuit of natural beauty doesn’t stop at purchasing and putting to use organic and natural products. Women have been turning to age old beauty tricks around the world and DIY beauty products that you can make from items you already have in your very own home.
Of course, there are a few additional ways of achieving natural beauty, but let’s not give everything away, so stay tuned as we guide you towards beauty from the inside and out – the natural way.
The Unbreakable Bond
There exists a strong link between what we put into our body and how we look. The saying ‘you are what you eat’ has never resonated more true. Even ancient Ayurveda and the holistic approach to beauty corroborate this. According to Ayurveda, there are specific types of food that you should eat according to your dosha, and this reflects on your skin, overall beauty and wellbeing. Modern medicine also supports this, although in a slightly different manner. The craze over superfoods has turned out to be completely justified, as these vitamin, mineral and antioxidant-packed foods have the power to boost your immune system, make your skin glow and even help you lose weight. Hence, there is no time like the present to turn to these little nutritious miracle-workers. Sooner or later, you are bound to see the results.
You Need To Move It, Move It
Exercise plays a massive role in our overall wellbeing, including our beauty. When you break a good sweat, you release all the toxins that have gathered in your body; as a result of being cleansed from within and increasing your blood flow, you get amazing skin just as an added bonus. You can pick and choose your preferred form of workout – whatever suits your sensibility. The important thing is to be physically active, as this won’t only whip your body into shape but it will show on your face too.
Of course, aside from all these amazing and multi-beneficial steps (diet and exercise), we do need a little something to further things along in the beauty department. By this we mean natural makeup.
As said, the majority of the surveyed women opt for natural skincare and makeup products, so you should definitely be jumping on board with this. Since we live in an age in which the healthy and natural look is in, that’s what you should be focusing on. In essence, that means taking great care of your skin so you don’t have to hide behind a large amount of beauty products. Natural BB creams and mineral foundations are back in style, along with a touch of amazing mascara, and lip balms that come from organic cosmetic companies. Heavier makeup should be used on more special occasions, but in general it’s best to let the skin breathe and just reach for the basics that will emphasize your features, but won’t overwhelm your skin.
Let’s Talk Skincare
If you have the time, there are amazing DIY exfoliators and facial masks you can make in your very own kitchen. However, if you’re too busy to dabble in this, you’re in luck as there are now tons of amazing organic and natural brands that provide the purest products for your needs.
The age of skincare is alive and kicking, so aside from organic exfoliators and face masks, there are entire skincare lines that include organic and natural face serums, moisturisers, cleansers and toners that, again, contain only the purest ingredients, all there to enhance your skin in the most natural way possible. The best thing about natural topical solutions is that they generally cater to everyone. With no harsh chemicals, there is little to no risk of having a negative reaction to the product. What you see is what you get, and while these products may take some time to work their magic, the wait is worth your while.
Healthy Hair Does Care
Our hair is a big part of our beauty, so it’s paramount to keep those strands amazing and healthy. Of course, once you get those split ends, it is time for a little trim – there is no saving those. However, before that occurs, there are amazing natural masks that are easy to make and that will help your hair get through this harsh weather.
Your hair is your crowning glory, so make sure you take good care of it. This means as little exposure to heat as possible, so aside from great home remedies, give no-heat hairdos a try. You’ll love them, and your strands will be grateful, too.
Finally, as we all go through a certain amount of stress, which can, among other things, take a toll on our beauty, you should definitely give meditation a go. It has proven to be a real life-saver when it comes to fending off stress and anxiety, as well as physical ailments. When your body and mind are at peace, your looks will be a reflection of that. Just try it, and you’ll thank us later.
Diana Smith is a full time mom of two beautiful girls interested in business and marketing related topics.
In her free time she enjoys exercising and preparing healthy meals for her family.