Thursday, March 27, 2014

The Makeup-Free Look is Anything But Makeup Free

We can all agree that when celebrities say that they are "makeup-free", they are telling us one big white lie! Their dewy glowing skin, sun-kissed cheeks and lips, and long beautiful lashes were all helped along with some really great products (don't forget the great nutrition, frequent gym sessions, and abundance of visits to the dermatologists).

But don't fret, these can all be achieved by us normal people.

The first step you must must must take in achieving great and healthy skin is to eat healthy. Eating healthy does not have to be painful and time consuming. There are so many delicious but easy healthy recipes available to you at the push of a few buttons on Google. 

Remember, what you consume will affect how your body functions, how it is energized, and what it ultimately looks on the surface. So to look good on the outside, make sure that you work on the inside. 

Here are a couple recipes that are easy to make but a great way to fuel your day:
Breakfast: Fruit Parfait. Mix your favorite fruits, a couple cups of low fat vanilla yogurt, and granola or alternative to granola. The high fiber and protein will keep you fueled and energized for the morning.
Lunch: Combine canned salmon with avocado, grapefruit sections, onions, beets, pistachios and Bibb lettuce. Spritz on the salad dressing or have a cup on the side to dip it in.
Dinner: Dinner meat breakfast. Heat your oven to 400F. In a skillet, cook 2 russet potatoes and 1 thinly sliced onion until tender. In a large bowl, whisk 9 eggs, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon, 10oz chopped spinach, 1 cup cheddar cheese, and 4oz thinly sliced ham. Add eggs to skillet and place skillet in oven to bake for 12 to 14 minutes. 

Food Tip: Do you need to increase your veggies but don't have the time to include in your meal? I took a hint from Panda Express and their pre cut veggies. Purchase some great fridge storage containers and pre cut your veggies for the week. Pre cutting your veggies will make prep time that much faster!

Make sure to supplement your healthy eating with a healthy heart and strong bones and muscles. Make sure you are active 30-60 minutes a day, increase this if you have a non-active work environment. Switch it up! Walk one day, hike another, hit the weight room, take a pilates or yoga class, play some basketball or have a catch. The options are endless so find something that you enjoy doing. Need some motivation? Grab a friend! Exercising goes beyond just looking good now. It's preparing your body for a healthier state when you're older too!

Now to the actual faux makeup free look. You're going to need 3 items:
  • Tinted moisturizer
  • Multi purpose Tint
  • Mascara
A tinted moisturizer will give you light coverage, still providing a nice dewy complexion without the heavy foundation. Use a multi-purpose tint to create a nice and natural sun kissed blush on your cheeks, on the ridge of your nose, and above your brow. Finally, apply some mascara to make your eyes pop!

and viola! The makeup-free look that takes a little bit of time, investment, and of course a little makeup magic. But again, all these work together to make a healthier you for now and for the future.

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