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10 tips to be naturally beautiful
All you need to do is practice these tips and your natural self will be strutting the streets in no time. - photo by Liset Rivet
Some days we just don't feel confident enough to conquer the world without some hairspray and makeup. But the truth is, you don't need cosmetics to feel beautiful. Embracing your natural beauty will give you the confidence to embrace your unique personality and body.

You can be your best (natural) self by following these 10 tips:


I can't stress how amazing you can look after a great night's sleep. Be consistent about your bedtime. The average adult needs between 7-9 hours of sleep; make sure you are (consistently) getting this each night to feel beautiful.


Forget all the facial creams; a little sweat gives your face an amazing glow. Sweating releases toxins you don't want your body to have. Exercise also releases "feel good" endorphins to make you feel happy...and we all know a smile makes everyone look pretty.

Drink water

Put down the soda and switch to drinking ice-cold water. Drinking water smooths your skin, restores your body's fluid balance and energizes your muscles.

Stay out of the sun

Getting a little vitamin D is never a bad thing but don't over do it. The sun's rays can easily damage your skin and make it age faster. Limit your time in the sun and always wear sunscreen when you are outside to keep skin looking young.

Lower your stress

Stress can cause breakouts and accelerates wrinkles. Plus, those worried looks aren't as beautiful as a relaxed smile. Breathe deeply, take breaks during your day and find a way to relieve your stress.

Stay clean

You might not need makeup to be beautiful, but still take care of your body. Wash your face daily, exfoliate, moisturize and keep yourself looking fresh and clean.

Brush your hair

You might not get beautiful curls by air drying your hair, but embrace your natural beauty by giving your hair a good brush before walking out the door. If you aren't quite ready to embrace your natural hair, wrap your strands in a chic braid or in a headband for a look that doesn't need any heat or hair products.

Drink herbal tea

Believe it or not, some types of herbal tea soothe stress and also provide helpful antioxidants that are necessary for healthy skin. Choose teas that are naturally caffeine free so they don't interupt your 7-9 hours of sleep.


Meditating and yoga help your body reconnect with itself and relieve stress. Feel comfortable with your natural self by spending some serious time concentrating on breathing.

It's not easy being a woman in a world where society pressures you to be a certain shape and have a particular look. But I personally have come to realize that you recieve the ultimate feeling of beauty when you love yourself. Learning to love yourself isn't always easy, but these tips can help you love your body without all the makeup and social pressure.