Bare-Faced Beauty: 5 Things You Can Do Every Day to Cultivate Natural Radiance|
Emani’s goal has always been to find makeup that’s gentle, and then some.
Makeup that doesn’t just sit comfortably on the skin, but actively nourishes it to promote healing and radiance.
But we know it takes more than makeup to build skin confidence, so we want to do more.
Today, we have five ways to help you cultivate your own healthy glow, and how to make it shine with or without makeup.
1. Drink More Water (Seriously)
We know you’ve heard this one a million times, already, but for good reason!
Water is crucial to keeping your skin healthy, because when the body is dehydrated, regular repair functions are less efficient, and wrinkles become more pronounced as the skin sags from lack of moisture.
To keep your skin plump and healthy, water is absolutely essential.
And make sure to drink throughout the day! We often believe that we can just chug 8 ounces in one sitting, but this is actually a mistake: when your body receives a sudden onslaught of hydration, it won’t be able to absorb it all at once, and you’ll inevitably pee it out. So make sure to hydrate steadily and consistently.
2. Eat More Plants
We’re a big proponent of a plant-based diet, not only because it’s kinder to animals & the planet, but because of the benefits it gives your body!
Fruits and vegetables are loaded with vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants--nutrients your skin needs to stay happy and glowing.
And even if you’re not vegan, simply incorporating more leafy greens, berries, and citrus fruits will make a huge difference in your health, and you’ll see it reflected in your skin.
3. Wear Sunscreen Every Day
You can stock up your skincare regimen with every anti-aging elixir on the market, but this won’t matter if you’re skipping sunscreen.
Did you know that the #1 cause of premature aging is ultraviolet rays?
Not only does sun exposure increase your risk of dark spots and uneven skin tone, but it can also contribute to wrinkles, fine lines, and saggier skin.
Luckily, sunscreen protects the skin from UVA and UVB damage, and regular use of sunscreen can keep it looking more youthful and vibrant.
When you do choose a sunscreen, we recommend a mineral-based product when possible, or a “physical” sunscreen. These are different from “chemical” sunscreens, which are known to contain ingredients that are potentially harmful to sea life and coral reefs, like oxybenzone.
4. Sweat it Out
Ever notice your skin has a bit more of a glow when it’s covered in sweat?
Believe it or not, sweating can do wonders for your skin by increasing circulation and raising endorphins. Just one more reason to get out and move!
Whether you jog, cycle, do bikram yoga, or simply relax in a sauna, always make sure to shower immediately afterward.
5. Use Mineral Makeup
So many products out there claim to be gentle on skin, and lo and behold, it still makes you break out.
Instead of traditional foundations, try using a mineral-based formula. Mineral makeup is exceptionally gentle on skin and suitable for those with high sensitivities. And some even prevent blemishes with their nourishing properties!