10 Simple and Natural Beauty Tips That Will Make You Glow

10 Simple and Natural Beauty Tips That Will Make You Glow

You don't need to pile on makeup every day to look and feel beautiful.


Wearing makeup is fun and can make you feel gorgeous, but you can be beautiful without it. Practice these 10 simple and natural beauty tips that will make you glow without any makeup and save the cosmetics for special occasions.

Use the Right Cleanser for Your Type of Skin

Taking care of your skin is incredibly important if you want to go all-natural. Wearing foundation every day is terrible for your skin because it clogs pores and makes you break out, leading you to put on even more foundation. It's a vicious cycle that can only be broken by avoiding foundation and taking care of your skin. The first step to taking care of you face is finding the right type of cleanser. Figure out your skin type and find a cleanser that washes away the dirt and excess oils without drying your face out or making it even more oily. Cleanse your face in the morning and in the evening.

Exfoliate Every 2-3 Days

Exfoliating is a great way to remove excess oils, clean out pores, and clear away dead skin cells. It will leave your skin feeling soft and looking super healthy. You can exfoliate every 2-3 days, but no more than that. Exfoliating too often can dry out your skin by pulling away all of the natural oils your skin produces each day.

Moisturize Every Day

Just as you need to find the right cleanser for your skin, you also need to find the right moisturizer. If you have oily skin, use a light moisturizer that will leave your skin feeling soft and not greasy. I love using a moisturizer with tea tree oil because the tea tree helps to pull out some of the excess oil leaving my skin feeling perfectly soft. If you have dry skin, find a heavier moisturizer that gives your skin the extra moisture that it needs to feel and look great. You should moisturize your skin at least every night. If you have dry skin, you should also moisturize in the mornings.

Take Care of Your Teeth

Your smile may be the first thing people notice about you. A bright and beautiful smile can make anyone glow, so make sure you take care of your pearly whites. You can use charcoal to help whiten your teeth and get rid of stains or go to the dentist for a professional whitening. If you need more extensive dental care, read more now about some types of dental implants you can get.

Always Wash Away Makeup Each Night

No matter what makeup you wear, it's incredibly important that you always wash it away before going to bed. Leaving makeup on overnight can lead to clogged pores, acne breakouts, wrinkles, and make your skin look unhealthy. If you don't want to spend the time doing a full face wash every night, get some micellar water that attracts dirt and oil and apply it to your skin with a cotton pad. This will remove your makeup in one minute without having to do anything else.

Protect Your Skin

Protecting your skin from the sun is super important if you want to avoid unhealthy skin and early wrinkles. You should always wear sunscreen on your face when you go outside, even if it's cloudy out. You can find great, gentle face moisturizers that have SPF in them to help protect your skin from the sun and keep it healthy for the years to come.

Use All-Natural Hair Products

Most shampoos and conditioners are full of harmful chemicals that are terrible for your hair. These chemicals dry out the natural oils in your hair, leading to dead ends and frizziness. There are some great, all-natural hair care options you can find. Your hair will look and feel more healthy and you won't be absorbing any harmful chemicals anymore. You can also use all-natural hair masks to help damaged hair recover and give your hair the healthy oils that it needs to shine and feel soft again.

Groom Your Brows

Your eyebrows shape your whole face, which is why it's important to keep them well-groomed at all times. This doesn't mean you need to apply makeup. You just need to brush them, shape them, and apply the gel. This will train your eyebrows and keep any stray hairs from sticking out of the eyebrow curve. Try not to overdo your brows as this can make them look worse and unnatural. Work with what you have and take care of them each day. It will make a big difference in your appearance without having to use any makeup.

Practice Self-Care Every Day

Stress can lead to wrinkles and unhealthy-looking skin. It can cause bad acne breakouts that will only go away when your stress dissipates. Reduce your daily stress by practicing self-care each day. You can meditate for 20 minutes, do a session of yoga, workout, or anything else that grounds you and releases stress. It may not seem like these things are related to skin beauty, but when you see how different you look and feel from reducing stress, you'll be convinced.

Drink Plenty of Water

Drinking water is important for our overall health. In fact, being dehydrated can cause problems in all aspects of health including digestion, energy level, and skin health. When you start drinking at least 8 cups of water each day, you'll be shocked to see how much of a positive impact it has on your overall health and how you look and feel. Try to replace other beverages like soda and sugary juices with water to keep up your water intake. I usually only allow myself one caffeinated beverage per day (coffee or green tea) and the rest of the day I only drink water.

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An Open Letter To The Men Who Love Women



I'm going to cut right to the chase and just get a few facts out of the way.

1. Sexual assault is an issue. It exists, 100%.

2. Sexual assault is far too common and happening far too often.

3. Women are being told how to prepare and defend themselves from sexual assault, and men aren't being taught how to avoid doing it.

Do you not understand that the number of women who are speaking out about sexual assault is nothing compared the total number of women in the world who have been sexually assaulted?

Being accused of sexual assault is a horrible thing, but being a victim of it is a lot worse.

As women, we prepare to defend ourselves and watch our backs to keep from ending up in a situation where we are taken advantage of. It is time to stop saying "boys will be boys" and teach our men about consent and respect for women. Men need to be taught how to ask for consent and how to directly discuss their sexual intentions with a female without making them feel pressured or insulted.

How on earth could you say a woman was not sexually assaulted if a man never asked for consent or both people involved were not in the right state of mind to consent? This goes for any man or woman in any situation. Whether the woman in question is a stranger, a life-long friend, or an old flame you, need to ask for consent every single time. Prior sexual experiences with another person or a close relationship with a person does not disqualify them from needing to consent.

You need direct consent from anyone you intend on touching.

The men you hear of being accused of sexual assault and their reactions tend to be similar: confused, angry, embarrassed, and defensive.

I understand that many men who have been accused feel as if they didn't sexually assault anyone and felt as if the sexual experience was something both parties agreed on. If men would take more time to consider their situation at hand, they wouldn't have to justify or defend it later. Know exactly how a woman feels before you touch her. Know exactly what a woman expects before you touch her. Know exactly what an unforced, relaxed "yes" to consent sounds like.

You may not have meant to cause a woman harm, but you did because you neglected to fully understand a woman's worth and show her respect before becoming intimate. Mistakes happen, but you cannot stop something that you didn't even attempt to prevent.

When it comes to defending yourself or another man against sexual assault accusations or charges, think of a woman that you love. You have at least one woman in your life who you love whether it be you baby sister, your mother, your daughter, your cousin, the waitress who always remembers your order and so on.

How would you feel if a woman you love was sexually assaulted and wanted to come out about her experience to help other women from having to experience such a traumatizing experience or to take back the dignity that was physically stripped from her body?

You would want that woman to come to you. You would want to defend her and protect her. You would want to do everything in your power to ease her pain.

Respect your women, love your women, and believe your women. Make women feel safe again.

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8 Beach Tips for People Who Didn't Grow Up Near the Ocean

There are some things you can only learn from spending years living near the beach. Luckily, I'm here to share them with you.


I've lived almost my entire life in a small town on the west coast of Florida. Most of my weekends are spent on the beach, so I've learned all there is to know about beach travel. I know exactly what it takes to spend a perfect day in the sand and ocean. Now, you can know too. Make sure you're prepared for your next beach vacation (Spring break, I'm looking at you). Here are 8 essential beach tips for people who didn't grow up in beach paradise.

Choose the Right Beach

Do you want a tourist experience, or do you want to live like the locals? Where I'm from, all of the tourists flock to Clearwater Beach because it's consistently ranked as the best or one of the best in the country. But little do these tourists know, there are beaches just as good and far less crowded just 15 minutes down the road. Now, some people may want to have a tourist experience, which is great. Just expect much larger crowds and worse traffic before you go. At the less touristy locations, you'll be around locals and have fewer crowds to deal with, even on nice days. Also, you'll want to consider the beach's restrictions before going. For example, if you have a dog, make sure you pick a beach that is dog-friendly.

Bring the Right Seating

When visiting the beach, you should have either a beach towel or a beach chair (or both) to relax on. I usually opt for a beach towel because I prefer to lay down in the sand, but you can't go wrong with a nice beach chair either. The number one rule on bringing a beach towel to lie in is it needs to be large. You don't want to get a small towel that you can't even fit on unless you enjoy being completely covered in sand. I personally bring a huge towel that could fit two people, so I can spread out or share with a friend without it being too small. If you're bringing a beach chair, make sure it's comfortable and sturdy, because you'll be sitting in it for hours.

ALWAYS Wear Sun Protection

I don't care if you never sunburn. I don't care how much of a tan you need. If you follow any of my beach tips, it should be to always wear sunscreen or sunblock. Spending hours in direct sunlight can severely damage your skin without the proper protection. And you can still get a tan if you use a lower SPF sunscreen on your skin. Make sure you reapply the sunscreen every hour or two to prevent getting sunburned. Also, be sure to bring a hat and sunglasses to further protect your face from the sun. You can also bring a large beach umbrella to give yourself some cool shade during the hottest hours of the day. If you do get a sunscreen, aloe vera will be your best friend. Apply it generously all over your burn for pain relief and to allow the burn to heal more quickly.

Bring Bags

If you don't bring bags that can protect your items at the beach, you'll be picking sand out of your phone and wallet for the next month. You should always bring a large beach bag and several Ziploc baggies to protect your items from both sand and water. Only remove your items from the bags when you're using them. Trust me, this tip is a lifesaver. There's nothing worse than trying to get all of the sand out from the cracks of your phone case.

Have Plenty of Food and Water

If you're going to spend an entire day at the beach, you'll need a ton of water and beach food. Bring a large cooler and stuff it with as many waters as you think you'll need, plus some extra. Then, pack some sandwiches, chips, fruits, veggies, and whatever else sounds yummy to you. My favorite thing the eat at the beach is a big turkey sub and sour cream and onion chips. Remember: many beaches don't allow alcohol. So check with the beach to see what restrictions they have. If you are able to bring alcohol, make sure it's not in a glass container.

Go at the Right Time

In peak beach season, any beach you try to go to is going to be absolutely packed by 11 a.m. It's super important to get there before all the crowds pile in if you want to get a good spot on the beach. I usually aim for 9 a.m. at the latest, but try to get there even earlier if you can. The weather is so perfect in the morning, and you won't have as many people around you. Also, the traffic getting to the beach will be much lighter than it will be around noon.

Bring Fun Activites

The beach isn't just about laying out in the sun and getting a tan or going swimming in the ocean. It's a place to kick the soccer ball, throw the frisbee, ride a boogie board, or read a good book. Bring things that will make you want to stay at the beach all day. I personally always bring a water-proof speaker, a soccer ball, a football, and a book or two. That way I can be active when I want to, or I can lay back and read a book or listen to music when I feel like relaxing. The beach wouldn't be the same without some fun activities to fill up your day.

Large Groups Should Plan Accordingly

If you have a large group going to the beach, type up the ultimate beach vacation checklist so each person can volunteer to bring something. It's best to bring a ton of shareable foods and drinks for everyone to share. Bring a long, beach-friendly table and a big canopy tent to hang out under. Also, bring plenty of plates and silver wear for people to eat.

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