We’re all getting a bit too obsessed with looking perfect. What is perfect today? Well, it seems that nobody knows the answer to that question, and right there lies the problem. We’re chasing an unattainable goal, and we’re getting nowhere – fast. So how about we switch it up a bit and take a step back from all the perfection, all the makeup and all the enhancements and look at our natural selves, the way nature intended us to be. It will probably look strange at first, especially if you’re used to wearing a lot of makeup all the time, but here are some things that will help:
Focus on how you feel, rather than how you look
There is only one reason we change the way we naturally look: because of the way we feel when we enhance our look, either because of how we perceive ourselves or how we think people around us do. But when we put on all of that makeup, more often than not we’re going to feel like it’s sitting heavy on our face, we will worry that the sweat will wash it off and that we will accidentally smudge something out of place. So the best way to wean yourself off makeup is to really think about how good it feels to feel the breeze on your skin, to be able to splash your face with water whenever you want and not worry that you will rub your eyes and get a panda look because of smudged mascara. If you are focusing on this, you will soon forget the feeling of anxiety that comes with taking off your makeup and you will start to enjoy the freshness.
Get the perfect smile
When you’re rocking a natural look, you want to make all of your features look as well as you can. This is why it’s important to not only take care of your skin, but your smile as well. Not everyone has been blessed by the perfect smile, but you can still obtain it with a little bit of professional help. Good oral habits are key, but just brushing your teeth won’t help with crooked or misaligned teeth. If you haven’t had the chance to wear braces and fix that problem when you were a kid, wearing them as an adult can be embarrassing for some. However, there’s good news for our Australian readers, because you can get Invisalign at Bondi Junction, which are completely invisible braces that can be taken out when needed. For everyone else, you can ask around at your local dentist if a similar procedure can be done somewhere near you.
Take care of your skin
There’s a lot of talk going around about self-care these days and you really want to make sure you are giving your skin the best treatment possible. This will not only be beneficial for your skin, but it will help you feel more confident as your skin clears up and stays youthful and healthy for a long time. Make sure you invest into high-quality skincare that will give you your wanted results without using any harsh methods. If you feel like your skin needs some extra help, then consult a cosmetician about safe, non-invasive procedures that can help your skin look and feel better. This is especially important if you have issues such as acne, because treating the skin yourself with unsafe methods could just make the problem worse.
Pay attention to your hair
You have so many amazing accessories on your body by default, you just have to utilize them. A big one is your hair. No matter its length or texture, you want to put it in a way that frames your face and accents your best features. If you have a sharp jawline, soft, bouncy curves will help balance that, and if you have a rounder face, having an asymmetrical hairdo will help bring an interesting twist to your overall look. If you just put your hair in a messy bun and go out bare-faced, you might feel more like you’re going to bed rather than taking on the day.
Remember that everything you see around you has been altered. From the highlight reels of social media to photoshopped ads online, you have to stay aware that underneath, we are all people, and we are all beautiful in our own way.