b4You may not be born with the best set of features and you may not have the fairest of skin, yet you can cultivate an ideal physical beauty and develop feminine charm with the help of these ageless and time tested secrets of beauty. 

Smile Often: 

One physical feature that rises above all others in importance and attraction is ‘smile’. Smile can have magical and contagious impact on almost anyone you come across with. All you need to do to look charming and beautiful is smile.

This, however, does not mean, you start wearing a plastic smile on your face where ever you go. By smile, I mean a genuine, friendly smile. If you smile with genuine friendliness, the earnestness will show on your face and it is that earnest, which will draw people to you.

Always Wear Confidence on your Face:

confiEver wondered what is common among Vidya Balan, Oprah Winfrey, and Kate Middleton? It is the confidence they wear on their face daily. A confident woman is a beautiful woman. Too often, we look in the mirror only to see faults and imperfections.

How many times have you looked in the mirror to accept and appreciate your natural beauty. Whatever, you feel inside, eventually shows on your face. And people only respond to the reflections they see on your face.

If you feel beautiful, you will look beautiful and people will take you as beautiful. So keep reminding yourselves as often as you can of your natural beauty and worthiness.

Sleep with a clean face:

The single best thing you can do to your face is wash your face with a good face wash before going to bed. Since, it is during the night time, when we are asleep our skin does most of its repair work, sleeping with a clean face will ensure all the nutrients in your skincare cream are better utilized by your skin.

If your face is dirty and clogged with make up, the skin won’t be able to do its work efficiently and your skincare arsenal won’t be able to make a dramatic difference to your looks.

So wipe off every bit of dirt, grim, and oil before going to bed to wake up with a beautiful and rejuvenated face.

Exfoliate Regularly:

exfoliateExfoliation is the key to any skincare or beauty ritual. This involves removal of the dead upper layer of the skin chemically or mechanically to reveal healthy glowing skin inside. Depending on your skin type, you can use manual or chemical exfoliation to achieve smooth soft skin.

While, exfoliation is necessary in good skincare regimen, you must be wary of over-zealous exfoliation, which will not just sap your skin off its natural oils but can also damage and irritate the skin in the process. The golden rule is to exfoliate not more than once a week and consult your dermatologist for the right exfoliation method to use for your skin type.

Hydrate and Moisturize:

w3Skin cells like other body cells are made up of 70% water. So, when I say drink water and watch your skin glow, it is not a hyperbole. The first step in any skincare and anti aging treatment is hydration.

When you are not drinking enough water, the lack of hydration shows on your skin in the form of dull, dry, and flaky skin, which can later turn into fine lines and wrinkles. Also, slathering your skin with some good moisturizer is also a great way to plump your skin with moisture.

So drink as much water as you can and nourish your skin with a good moisturizer on the outside for a radiant and flawless complexion.

Eat all Colorful foods:

foodWe daily hear about numerous benefits of following different diet plans, eating certain foods and avoiding certain others to look healthy and beautiful. Sometimes, this all seems so contradictory and complicated that we are clueless as to which foods to eat and which all to avoid.

The simplest rule of the thumb in such a scenario is to go with the color. The more colorful your diet, the more it is packed with nutrients. Try to include all the colors in your diet, red, purple, green, orange, yellow, white etc. for a variety of antioxidants and essential vitamins.

For more on eating for beauty, read: http://road2beauty.wordpress.com/2013/08/07/how-to-eat-right-for-fabulous-skin-and-wonderful-hair/

Drink your Solids & Eat your liquids:

Beautiful skin is the pride of a healthy body. So pay attention to what you eat and how you eat. Digestion begins in the mouth and good digestion is primary to any healthy body and glowing skin.

By drinking your solids and eating your liquids, you not only encourage mindful and restful eating but also help the enzymes in your mouth start the digestive process right away.

Dope on the Runner’s High:

runRather than doping on alcohol or nicotine that will only leach essential vitamins and minerals off your body making your skin look dull and lifeless, doping on the natural high produced by physical exercise will not only promote blood circulation but also release harmful toxins off your body.

So run, dance, jump or blow and watch your skin wear an enigmatic glow.

Get Your Daily Dose of Beauty Sleep:

beauty sleepOne of the best kept beauty secrets of all times is never to miss on your daily dose of beauty sleep. A sound restful sleep in the night will not only ensure all the cells and organs of your your body stay healthy and functional but will also help you look and feel energized and fresh all the times.

Smell Nice:

perAnother key factor of beauty and attraction is to smell nice and stay well groomed always. You can add 50% more charm to your personality and looks just by smelling good. So make the best use of scented body lotions, creams, powders, deodorants and perfumes to ooze charm and beauty.

So you see looking beautiful is not all about colorful cosmetics, fancy skincare creams, and expensive beauty treatments but much simpler than that. True beauty is how you feel, act, behave, and eat in your every day life.  Looking beautiful and feeling attractive is actually much easier and simpler than you think and feel.

Written by Anshulika Chawla

    5 Comments

  1. Beauty Vancouver September 29, 2013 at 5:32 am Reply

    Excellent article Anshulika! Now I feel like exercising! 🙂

  2. road2beauty September 29, 2013 at 5:35 am Reply

    Thanks Holly…it can really do wonders for your health and beauty…..

  3. Sabina February 14, 2014 at 11:26 am Reply

    There is one more way to get instantly closer to looking beautiful, and that is, by choosing the best mattress to sleep in. A good sleep does not only liven up your days but does a lot more to make you feel relaxed and calm. But all that may just go very wrong if you are sleeping on the wrong mattress because if the mattress isn’t a good fit for you, it is going to have an adverse effect on your skin.
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