Make Your Beauty Routine Reflect Your Inner Goddess
In a world where it seems our every moment belongs to the social media, it’s a little difficult to find something to feel confident about. We’re exposed to airbrushed images, media pressure, and the general belief that nothing other than perfection is acceptable. The feelings of insecurity prevent us from fully embracing ourselves, and our inner peace is shattered by all the fear and the doubt.
But we’re women, and we’re brave and clever. We can conquer the worlds without our smiles, and our beauty is something that can be fully encompassing. We only need to get in touch with our inner goddess and allow it to shine through, and we’re here to help you do just that.
Focus on a healthy diet
Beauty does, indeed, come from the inside, and while this philosophy applies to your personality, it also applies to your body. To keep it beautiful you need to treat it well and fill it with the right kind of nutrients. This goes a really long way in helping you both feel and look good, and as long as you fill up your diet with veggies, fruit, lean meats, and whole grains, you’ll get great results. Cut down on sugar because it raises inflammation levels in your body, and it can contribute to the risk of developing diabetes, cardiovascular issues, and even cancer.
Exercising is a great way to get in shape, however, it’s also pretty good for your skin – it increases circulation and delivers more oxygen to your cells, and in turn, your face will look more plump and vibrant. It also helps your skin get rid of free radicals, and can improve collagen levels.
Nourish your face
A clear complexion is an indicator of good health, and it’s the golden ticket to pure, unadulterated confidence. When you can show up anywhere without a shred of face paint, then you’ll feel like a truly glamorous, natural goddess. For that to happen, you’ll need to find the right skin regimen for your specific skin type, so grab a few quality products and use them to nourish your skin. Cleanse every evening, use a scrub once or twice a week, and pick a hydrating cream to make your complexion smooth and soft. We would recommend investing in a few good products and keeping your regimen minimalistic. You really don’t need sixty steps in your routine – you’ll merely overwhelm your skin and end up irritating it and clogging your pores.
Dermatologists keep saying it, and we feel the need to reiterate the point yet again – wear sunscreen. Wear it in spring, summer, autumn, and winter, and reapply it every two hours when in direct sunlight. There’s nothing quite as effective as high SPF at keeping your skin youthful and fresh, and if you start doing it now, you’ll thank yourself in a few years when your face is still smooth and wrinkle-free.
Use hot oil treatments
Natural oils are amazingly effective, and it’s no wonder some cultures have a long tradition of using them in both skincare and hair care. If you long for a soft mane of silky hair, then it’s time to incorporate a hot oil treatment into your weekly routine. Use the weekends to have some relaxing me-time, and warm up a mix of coconut, argan, and almond oil in a microwave. You want the oils to be warm, but not scalding. Put a towel around your shoulders, massage this mixture into your scalp slowly, then spread it down to the tips of your hair. The massage will help with circulation and make your hair grow faster, and it can also relieve problems such as seborrhea. Leave this on your hair for an hour or two, then proceed to wash it the way you usually do. And yes, you can still use conditioner or a hair pack to bring even more nourishment to your strands.
Don’t use makeup to hide
Makeup can either be a stressful thing that you apply every morning to hide your face, or it can be art. It can be a relaxing ritual, a way for you to enhance the most beautiful parts of your face, a way for you to show off the things that make you proud. Use products to bring out your eyes, or to show the world your lovely lips. Play around, have fun – but don’t hide.
Have a signature
Our inner goddess is a special part of us. It’s unique, it’s powerful, and it completely yours. A signature can be a special lipstick shade, it can be the way you apply your eyeliner, it can be a particular color that always looks good on you. Use this kind of signature to bring out that inner goddess, to leave your mark on the world, and to show off that you are unlike anyone else.
Get enough sleep
You knew this was coming! Sleep deprivation makes you sluggish and irritable, and it’s very bad for your skin, hair, and metabolism. Get your rest, because you’re a queen, and you definitely need your beauty sleep.
The best way to care for your looks is through kindness, especially kindness towards yourself. Nourish your mind and body, choose your own kind of beautiful, and embrace every single aspect of your existence.