Today we recover a movement well famous around 2016, that was named as #nomakeup and it was a very famous movement among women, especially during that year. At the time, with more than 12 million publications, that hashtag alone assumed what it said: women in the natural, without makeup and with some very visible aspects. The movement, which aims to show how much more beautiful a woman is without makeup, has been gaining more and more followers among the famous. They too have imperfections and make a point of showing them – a way not only to encourage anonymous women to participate, but also to show them that true beauty has some inaccuracies.
For example, did you know that when she first became known, Alicia Keys was called gay because she was introducing herself without makeup.It was that enough to hear that she acted like a boy and wasn’t feminine at all. After many years of feeling like a chameleon, just not to be so judged, the American singer said enough and took advantage of a photo session where she promoted the new album to introduce herself to the natural. Shortly after, she shouted to the world that she no longer wore makeup, through an open letter to Lenny website. It’s been like this for three months. Proof of this is the MTV Video Music Awards ceremony, where Keys appeared “face washed”.
How many times did it happen to you the following?
Alarm didn’t go off, it’s late and I just don’t have time to put on my makeup before I run away. It’s in mornings like these that I wonder if there’s any way to make the most of my time efficiently without getting scared because I’m late, which made me think that I’d like to look good even without makeup, and that there are probably other women who would also love to look good without going through the makeup process.
I researched and found these 5 tips to protect my skin (which is what I cover with makeup), which means I don’t have to feel ugly and spend a whole day in dark glasses if I’m late.
1. Exfoliate your skin
When we do not use a gentle exfoliator on the face, the dead cells on the skin surface become dull and therefore do not reflect any light. To combat this, exfoliate your skin twice a week using your favorite product, or you can make your own natural blend using baking soda and water in equal parts. Simply rub it on your face, gently massage the skin for about a minute and rinse with cold water.
2. Don’t touch yourself with your hands
A safe way to ensure that your skin looks better is to keep your hands away from your face. Stop touching your face unnecessarily all day long to pinch, scratch or whatever. The skin on your face is essentially delicate and therefore more susceptible to skin breakage and scarring. At the moment of pinching, rubbing the skin around your eyes or resting your face in your hands you are breaking, loosening and degrading its quality.
3. Have a hot cup of vitamin C
Vitamin C is one of my new rituals: when you wake up, drink a cup of hot water with lemon. It is a natural soothing soothing for the throat, and the citric aroma wakes your senses, plus the lemon juice mixed with hot water helps cleanse and purify our body from the inside out, so you will eliminate toxins and reduce the possibility of any future sensitivity in the skin.
4. Use sunscreen
Even if the weather forecast says the sun will be cloudy, your skin is still susceptible to UV rays, which can be harmful and cause unsightly blemishes; furthermore, unprotected sun exposure leads to premature wrinkles, discoloration and skin flaccidity. All these reasons are why we use makeup. Instead of putting on foundation makeup, use SPF sunscreen moisturizer – which you can find with a hint of color. Not only will you have protected skin, you’ll also moisturize it.
5. Use tonic
You may have eliminated this step from the routine of skin care after high school, but using a toner on the face after washing can help balance pH levels, which gives the appearance of a more even complexion and eliminates the need to apply a ton of makeup in the morning.