If you’re looking for a few subtle ways to enhance your natural beauty, you’ve come to the right place. There are many different things you can try to enhance what you have and feel even better about yourself, so you won’t be short on options. While many people favor going all out glam, wearing a lot of makeup and completely trying to transform the way they look, sometimes, enhancing your natural beauty can remind you of what you were born with and allow you to present yourself as authentically as possible. There’s nothing wrong with going for a full glam look if that’s what you want, but knowing how to play up what you were born with is important, too!
With that in mind, here are 15 subtle ways to enhance your natural beauty:
- Tint and Shape Your Brows
The brows can seriously frame your face and show off what you already have. You wouldn’t believe what an expert shape and tint can do! You don’t want to over pluck/wax or go too dark. You’re simply highlighting your brows and allowing them to frame the face. Having a professional do this is best, as they will be able to look at the angle of your brows and make sure you leave with the right shape for your face.
2. Tint and Curl Your Lashes
Your lashes frame your eyes, but many people have light, straight lashes that only really show up with mascara. Rather than applying mascara every day, have your lashes tinted and curled and see what that can do for you. This should open up your eyes considerably and make your natural lashes look long and lush. No need for fake eyelashes when there are treatments like this! Just make sure you visit a pro, as the treatment needs to be done with care.
3. Take Good Care of Your Skin Day and Night
Enhancing your natural beauty has a lot to do with your skin and how you take care of it. If you’ve always struggled with skin ailments, now could be the time to visit a dermatologist or aesthetician to have your skin type assessed and a special treatment plan put in place. Using the right products for your skin type is essential. Here’s an idea of what your day/night routine should look like:
- Cleanse or double cleanse the skin
- Tone (not necessary but helps to ensure all cleanser and grime is removed)
- Apply serums, thinnest to thickest. You can use more than one layered up but don’t use too many.
- Apply your day cream/night cream.
- Apply SPF during the day to prevent premature ageing and damage from the sun – yes, even in winter!
You could even give yourself home facials to ensure your skin is dewy and glowing. Exfoliation is also a good idea, but you’ll need to be smart and only do this once or twice a week based on your skin type. Overdoing it could compromise your skin barrier and cause problems.
4. Look After Your Teeth
Looking after your teeth is so important. We only get one set, and it only takes a second of misuse to end up with chipped or broken teeth. Never use your teeth as tools, and ensure you brush them twice a day with a good toothbrush. Ensure your technique is good and that you’re not brushing too hard or you’ll wear away your enamel. You should also floss and use mouthwash. Don’t forget to clean your tongue, either! Regular visits to the dentist will give you a good idea of whether there’s anything you need to improve on, and you may be able to book in for whitening/polishing treatments if you need them.
5. Treat Your Hair With Masks and Infrequent Washing
Washing your hair every day, or even every other day, can strip it of its natural oils and stop it from being in the best condition it can possible be in. Wash your hair a couple of times a week max, and use dry shampoo if you need it. It’ll get used to it eventually! Use good hair masks on your hair too, as this will repair any lost protein from coloring and keep it looking and feeling soft and shiny. Using heat sprays and hair oils will also help to ensure it looks great.
6.Look After Your Lips
Dry, cracked, bleeding lips are very uncomfortable and don’t look great either. You can treat chapped lips with a good lip balm and SPF. You can even get lip exfoliant and serums to ensure they are flake-free and soft.
7. Avoid Face Powder
If you want to enhance your natural beauty, try to keep everything dewy. Avoid powder, and use a wet sponge to dab in your foundation and blend in light layers. Conceal sparingly – use less than you think you need and blend out. Less is always more!
8. Make Sure Your Foundation Shade Is Correct
Buy samples of your favorite foundation before buying a full shade. They can look different in store than they do outside, and this can be confusing. Remember, you may also need different shades for different times of the year, or based on whether you’re wearing self tanner or not.
9. Know How To Use Light and Dark
Contouring is usually done with a darker powder and a lighter highlighter. Again, doing this should entail a less is more approach. Know where your high points are to highlight and know where to shade. Blend, blend, blend!
10. Look After Yourself Inside Out
Looking after yourself inside and out is going to enhance your natural beauty ten fold. Drink water, eat vegetables and fruits, and do your best to make smart, healthy choices. You don’t need to be perfect, but you should try to think of health when deciding what to eat or drink.
11. Get Some Exercise
Exercise will help to keep you glowing from the inside out. Whether it’s walking, kickboxing, yoga, or weight training, exercise will keep you fit, healthy, youthful, and glowing. Find something you enjoy and you’ll be more likely to stick to it! Don’t do it for weight loss or a certain body type. Do it because you know how good it is for you, how many amazing benefits there are, and hopefully, because you enjoy it.
12. Take Self Care Seriously
Self care must be taken seriously if you’re going to enhance your natural beauty. Have a wind down routine and ensure you can relax and get plenty of sleep. Take your down time as seriously as any other time.
13. Ditch The Bad Habits
Ditching bad habits can be hard, but there are support groups and other options for that. Alcohol and cigarettes will dry your skin out, make it puffy, leave you smelly and prematurely aged – and that’s just the least of your worries. You know they can cause serious health issues too, so quit. It’ll be the best thing you ever do.
14. Consider Safe Supplements
Safe supplements could help you in your quest for natural beauty. Biotin can be great for your hair and nails, strengthening them and helping them to grow. A multi vitamin could be a good idea if you worry about getting your vitamins and minerals. Just make sure you only buy vitamins with studies and research behind them – don’t invest in snake oil!
15. Work On Your Posture
Your posture can make a huge difference to not only how confident you look, but how you feel. Stand up straighter and you’ll improve your health, as well as your self esteem!