I love sharing my simple approach to beauty, so I thought I’d spill my top beauty secrets with you. You don’t have to be a makeup artist or a model to slay. Spoiler alert, it’s all about health, balance and attitude.
1. Get A Good Night’s Sleep
You’re at your best when you’re well rested. Typically, it’s recommended that adults get around 8 hours of sleep per night. Getting a proper night’s rest can improve one’s health, skin, and energy. As it turns out, the term beauty sleep is pretty accurate.
If getting a quality night’s sleep is a challenge, I have a few suggestions for improving your sleep.
Make sure your mattress isn’t worsening your sleep. Believe it or not, we spend approximately 1/3 of our lives sleeping. That makes it super important to sleep on a mattress that’s both comfortable and supportive.
Some of us have issues getting or staying asleep. If you’re one of those people, a supplement like melatonin may be helpful. Of course, you’ll want to talk to a medical professional before changing any vitamin or supplement regimen.
2. Practice New Beauty Techniques at Home
Some makeup and beauty techniques are more difficult than others. Whenever I want to try something new, I practice it on a day that I don’t have anywhere to be. That gives me a chance to take my time. If I mess up, I simply wash my face and start again. Sometimes that means practicing 3 or 4 times before I feel like I know what I’m doing. That’s OKAY! When I finally feel ready to wear it out and about, I’m not self-concious and insecure. Be confident about your look.
3. Challenge Yourself to Smile More.
It shouldn’t be a surprise, but a happier you is a more beautiful you. Not only are smiles lovely to look at, the act of smiling can uplift your mood and literally help you feel better.
4. Stay Hydrated
Drinking water is vital for many of our body’s systems. Proper hydration can improve the tone of our skin and reduce inflammation. Drinking enough water can also reduce acne issues.
5. Pick a Focal Point
It’s easy to get overwhelmed with your beauty routine. For everyday looks, I believe in really highlighting 1 feature. For example, if you’re doing something dramatic to your eyes, balance it out by keeping the rest of your features subtle.
6. Find ways to De-Stress
Stress can do a lot of annoying things to our bodies. It can cause us to hold on to excess weight, trigger acne breakouts, increase wrinkles, in addition to more serious health challenges that are connected to stress. I recommend being purposeful in finding ways to reduce stress. Try incorporating self-care activities like exercise, prayer, meditation or journaling into your daily routine.
7. Focus On the Little Things That Bring You Joy
As I said earlier, a happy you is a beautiful you. I encourage you to focus on cultivating joy. Try making a list of things you’re grateful for or take 15 minutes during your day to do something that uplifts your mood. Joy is more of an outlook on life than an absence of difficult circumstances.
8. Build Your Confidence
Confident girls are the prettiest. Being confident is easier said than done. I can speak from personal experience. Confidence doesn’t change you, how you look, or your abilities. What it does change is how you feel about yourself. You can look stunning but still have a complex because you lack confidence.
Be comfortable with who you are. Do things that stretch you. Don’t shy aware from the spotlight. You are enough.
Need help with this? Check out my list of affirmations to help women own their beauty.
9.Don’t Get Caught Up With Trends
Trends are fun. It’s so tempting to want to hop on every trend. While there’s nothing wrong with trying out fads, believe me, not every trend is for everyone. In my humble opinion, some trends should be for no one. (Does anyone remember the wavy eyebrow trend? I cringe just thinking about it). There’s absolutely no reason to try something just because everyone else is doing it.
The bulk of your beauty routine should focus on timeless looks and techniques.
10. Stop Comparing Yourself With Others
Embrace your own brand of beautiful. Comparison is the thief of joy. It’s not about being better or worse or prettier than the next person. We are all different and no one can compare or compete. Learn to love your uniqueness as well as what makes others special.
Have you tried any of these tips? Let me know how they worked for you!
Have a beautiful and breezy day!