It is said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder but truth is that beauty is also in the habits of the beholder. There are simple things a woman can do to ensure that she stays beautiful effortlessly.
1.Remove your makeup (all of it!)
If you wear makeup and aren’t cleansing your face twice before bed, you’re probably leaving a good bit of impurities on your skin. Cleanse first to remove makeup and a second time to deep clean the skin. You can use any cleanser for both steps, but if you’re able to splurge a little we recommend the Colleen Rothschild Radiant Cleansing Balm for removing makeup. This thick (and delicious smelling!) balm completely dissolves face and eye makeup as soon as you massage it on your face. Next, wet a muslin cloth with warm water and gently place it on the skin to remove the balm. You’ll be left with balanced, soft, and radiant skin. Just don’t forget to follow up with an additional cleansing!
Removing dead skin cells from all over the body is so very important because it allows moisturizer to really absorb into the skin. Plus, it increases body circulation and texture of the skin allowing you to get a closer shave! Keep forgetting to exfoliate? Leave a loofah or a great scrub (like the ACEQUIA Mineral Body Scrub) in your shower as a reminder.
There are beauty habits that must be indulged in every morning. You might not be a morning person but with the reality that people will be staring at your face the entire day, you will get up and perform the morning beauty ritual.
Use an antioxidant serum.
Potent antioxidants, like vitamins C and E, help to protect the skin from aging free radicals, which occur when you encounter UV rays, pollution, and other environmental skin stressors throughout the day. They also help your sunscreen to work better, and over time really help to impart skin with a noticeable glow. Apply an antioxidant serum, like Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Vitamin C Collagen Booster, to dry skin after you cleanse and before you apply moisturizer.
Eat some protein.
Trade your carb-heavy bagel or sugary fruit for eggs or Greek yogurt. A recent study found that eating a high-protein breakfast helped women stay fuller longer and avoid overeating later in the day, which is basically all we’ve ever wanted out of food.
As you go through your day to day activities the skin is exposed dust, sun rays and other harsh environmental conditio0ns. This simply means that the morning beauty habits are not enough. There is need for night beauty habits too to keep you looking good and healthy.
Use a toner
Every night before going to bed, tone up your face with a toner. Toner helps restore your skin’s natural pH levels, which in turn makes your skin more resistant against bacteria and micro-organisms. It also helps cleanse your skin of dust, pollution and impurities. It is particularly important for oily and acne-prone skin.
There are many different types of toner in the market for various skin types. If you want to use a natural toner, nothing is better than pure rose water that has hydrating, clarifying and energizing properties.
Apply a small amount of toner to a cotton pad and simply wipe it over your entire face and neck area, and then let your skin air dry. It is best to use an alcohol-free formula.
Use hand cream
To keep your hands smooth and soft throughout the day, you need to take proper care of them at night. Wash your hands thoroughly with warm water and mild soap, pat dry with a towel and then apply a hand cream.
Use a thick, plain and a little greasy hand cream to keep your hands well moisturized during the night. This will help to your hands and fingernails look their best first thing in the morning.
Also, it will keep your cuticles in good shape and prevent your hands from developing early signs of aging like sagging skin or wrinkles.