9 Habits That Can Help You Look Fantastic Without Makeup

The art of applying makeup on a daily basis can be really fun and fulfilling, but it can sometimes get pretty tiresome and time consuming. A more natural look can be a great option in these instances and we can still present our faces beautifully and authentically.

1. Use silk pillow cases for your sleep time.

You can even improve your appearance while you sleep. Try to cover your pillow with a silk pillowcase. This puts less friction on your skin and hair, which prevents damage and irritation. It also helps keep skin and hair clean and prevents too much drying. By contrast, cotton can absorb your natural oils. This trick is especially helpful when dealing with acne.


2. Use acid.

Dead cells can clog your pores, causing congestion, redness and blemishes. Salicylic acid can both exfoliate inside the pore and promotes cell turnover, leaving you with clean skin and a firm complexion. The idea of using acid on your skin might sound scary, but you just need to use it moderately. When used properly, it can actually be less irritating than benzoyl peroxide. Find products that contain a low concentration of salicylic acid (around 0.5% to 2% if used on the face), like serums, toners or face masks.


3. Give your face a massage.

You can also help your skin’s appearance by giving it a real workout: a massage…and you don’t even need to go to a spa. If you want to increase skin’s firmness, apply deep, stimulating motions to your face. Use a light touch for sensitive skin. In the end, a good massage can help remove toxins and excess waste. Just remember to avoid the skin around the eyes, as it’s too gentle for pressure.


4. Shape your eyebrows

There are different ways of styling your eyebrows and you can experiment with different looks until you find the style that suits you best. And here’s the best part: you don’t really need tweezers. If anything, they cause you to over-pluck your eyebrows. Not only can you create a good shape just using some pencils or powders, in the event that you need to trim your brows, it’s nearly always just as effective to use scissors.


5. Apply castor oil to your eyelashes.

Studies show that castor oil can help bring out the “luster” or hair, so it’s especially helpful when trying to get your eyelashes to look their best. Despite popular belief, the oil doesn’t cause your lashes to grow faster, but merely appear thicker and glossier.