Here at Beauty Resource, it’s safe to say we are big fans of make-up. And while we enjoy having fun with different trends and love the fact that we can hide the evidence of a late night – going make-up-free every now and then is essential and gives our skin a welcome break.
Think about some of the most stylish people in the world – magazine editors, most women in France and even the odd celebrity (we’re looking at you Gwyneth) – they all omit make-up a lot of the time. Showcasing their natural beauty, these women have the confidence to go sans make-up and let their skin breathe.
If your skin is in need of a make-up break, but you would still like to feel comfortable interacting with other humans – take a look at our tips to bare-faced chic:
Take skincare to the next level
The key to looking great without make-up is skin that is healthy and clear of impurities. To help blitz dirt into oblivion, try one of the new facial cleansing gadgets. One of the best is the Bliss ‘Pore’ Fector Gadget, which uses sonic vibrations to remove dirt from the skin. At £140, it isn’t cheap – but when you think of the money you’ll save by not shelling out for foundation, it’ll be worth it.
De-stress with a facial massage
To help improve circulation, ease stress and activate muscles, try a facial massage. If you want a professional’s touch, book an appointment at your local salon – if not, give yourself a facial massage with soothing essential oils.
Don’t forget about grooming
If your eyebrows are perfectly shaped, your nails look their best and your hair is shiny – you will feel just as confident as you would with a full face of make-up. Keep your teeth nice and clean, slick on some lip balm and accessorise with every woman’s best feature – a smile.
To see if a dermatologist could help improve the condition of your skin – please see our dermatology page.
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