Sunday, June 22, 2014

How to Look Beautiful Naturally + Recipes

Hi all my friendlies!!! I had so much fun writing my last "essay" that I thought I would do it again! This time, I want to talk about looking beautiful naturally. Here I gooooooo........


How to Look Beautiful Naturally - 4 + 1 Essential Tips for a Flawless and Bright

Make up certainly comes in trends. If you open up a magazine or look around, there are dozens of examples constantly marketing make up brands, telling women that the next big longest-lash mascara is made by them. If you are a regular wearer of make-up you will understand that sometimes you wish you didn't rely so much on make-up. However, sometimes it can be provide a fun way to look different from your everyday self.  If you ever dare to go bare, there are a few tricks to help you discover the real, natural you, and it doesn't mean to throw all your make up in the bin; it is about making your make up go a long way and looking at yourself and appreciating what you have got. You can look sexy and youthful at the same time. You can do things like covering up one blemish instead of your whole face or use a lipstick and nothing else. I admit that I have had to spend many hours in the mirror experimenting (along with researching ) for the best natural products to become a reflection of my true self.

So. Let's embrace what mother nature gave us and learn how to look more beautiful with these simple tips and tricks without a full bag of make up!

Exfoliate Your Skin Regularly
Exfoliating is truly under-rated, but you should do this twice weekly. Not once, twice. Your skin pores store tons of dirt, dust and cosmetics over time, which is why you need to carefully exfoliate your skin on a regular basis. Exfoliating your skin helps you eliminate the dirt and dead cells from your skin, thus improving its appearance, keeping sebum production at minimum and preventing acne. To your delight, there are countless scrubs you can possibly make at home, using ingredients you have already in your kitchen. 

Try this simple recipe:

Mix two tablespoons of honey 
with one tablespoon of brown sugar 
and apply this scrub on your face, massaging gently.

Easy peasy!

Make sure to use a scrub only two times a week, otherwise you risk damaging your skin and removing its natural protective hydrolipidic film that prevents infections and other undesirable outcomes.

Wake Up Tired, Puffy Eyes with Cucumber
Many of us experience restless nights every now and then and we wake up with tired, puffy eyes and dark circles under them. You might be tempted to reach for your beauty bag and pick up the concealer, which will help you even the skin tone, mask the puffiness of your eyes and make your face look more awake. But what if there is a simpler solution for these two common issues? Wake up your puffy eyes with iced cucumber, which you can keep in the fridge overnight to be fresh and efficient. Apply it directly to your eyes and leave it there for a couple of minutes. Your face will become brighter and more awake instantly, with no makeup needed.

Zap Blemishes with Arnica and Tea Tree Oil
When blemishes appear, there is a simple way to successfully get rid of them: anti-inflammatory arnica and antibacterial tea tree oil. Again, you might want to reach for your concealer or primer to mask them, but this will not be as efficient as completely removing them. 

Try this recipe:

Mix half a teaspoon powdered arnica extract 
with one tablespoon of tea tree oil. 
Apply this mixture directly where your blemishes are using a cotton pad. 
Use this treatment at least once a week, and you will notice your skin getting more B-E-A-Utiful over time.

Moisturize Your Skin Everyday
For your skin to look youthful and beautiful, moisturizing is a must. However, you don’t need to buy those expensive products you’ve seen in magazines to obtain a smooth, firm skin! – not only are they completely inefficient, but they can cause more harm than good. Ridiculous. Making your own moisturizer is definitely a better option, and thankfully, you need only a few ingredients.

Try this recipe:

Try mixing one tablespoon of coconut oil 
with one teaspoon of olive oil, 
a teaspoon of aloe vera gel 
and half an avocado (mashed). 
Use this mixture every day, and your skin will become brighter, smoother and younger in no time at all!!!

(Why didn't mom ever teach us this?!)

Use Face Masks for Absolute Beauty
Beyond moisturizers, anti-blemishes remedies and scrubs, you certainly need to use face masks to achieve a perfectly beautiful and youthful skin. There are hundreds – even thousands – face masks you can make at home, with ingredients that range from olive oil to watermelon, avocado, coconut oil, aloe vera, plain yogurt and even cosmetic argyle. Depending on what you want to attain, you should use ingredients accordingly. To moisturize your skin, 

Try this recipe:

Mix half a cup of mashed avocado 
with one tablespoon olive oil, 
one tablespoon plain yogurt 
and some aloe vera gel. 
To make a mask that can fight off acne, try mixing a tablespoon of cosmetic argyle powder with half a cup of mashed avocado, 1/2 tablespoon of lemon juice and half a cup of mashed watermelon.


By using these simple tricks, which are available on You Tube, your look will improve over time, and the best part is that you will never have to invest money in expensive and totally inefficient products again. If you really need to reach for the make up bag, try limiting what you use and wear a pretty pink or reddish lipstick to instantly add color to any complexion.

Chic Beauty Academy courses include make-upand beauty training where Sam has studied to become a make up artist putting her skills to the test for photo shoots and weddings.

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