For many of us, embracing natural beauty has never been harder.
Facetuned Instagram posts. Photoshopped magazine spreads. Influencers telling us what the next big product in makeup is and why we need it.
The pressure is well and truly on. In fact, 40% of women said that they would consider plastic surgery in the future, making them more likely to go under the knife than 10 years ago.
Don’t misunderstand us: There’s definitely nothing wrong with wanting a cosmetic procedure, wearing makeup or doing anything to your body that makes you happy. However, we hate the idea that women everywhere are changing what they look like, not because they want to, but because they feel as though they have to.
Bella Botanicals was created to help you embrace your natural beauty and feel confident in your everyday life. It’s why we do what we do! So it seemed only right that we share this post, with our tips for feeling confident as the natural you, even if you’re seriously pressed for time.
Tip 1: Enjoy radiance-boosting foods
Don’t worry, we’re not going to tell you to completely overhaul your whole diet! However, we do recommend sprinkling in some extra goodness as a way to glow from the inside, out.
Try to focus on getting a healthy dose of vitamin C in particular, which protects your collagen stores from sun damage and helps to boost elastin, to give your complexion a firm and radiant finish. Broccoli, red capsicum and citrus fruits are three brilliant sources.
This Detox Salad by Miss Nutritionista is a recipe that we also love for boosting that healthy glow!
Tip 2: Use products that are as naturally beautiful as you are
We recommend opting for natural products whenever possible. The skin is the largest organ of the body and a lot of what you put on it will be absorbed into the bloodstream. Luckily, Mother Nature has provided us with a whole host of incredible ingredients that care for the complexion, without unnecessary added chemicals.
Take CBD, for example! This antioxidant and anti-inflammatory is the star ingredient in so many Bella Botanicals products for a reason: It nourishes, renews and leaves your skin looking its best, whilst being totally plant-based.
If you’re looking to switch up your routine, our Natural Beauty Trio contains the foundational products that will have you feeling your best in no time.
Tip 3: Get affirming
No matter how stunning you are (and, trust us, you really are!), your mind will sometimes try to play tricks on you. Embracing your natural beauty is as much a physical process as it is a mental one, which is why we love to practice positive self-talk, alongside a solid skincare routine.
Whilst applying your products each morning and night, repeat the following affirmation while looking at yourself in the mirror...
“I have confidence in my natural beauty.”
Then, try to keep this thought with you as you complete the rest of your to-do list, encouraging yourself to step into a mindset of self-love.
Tip 4: Create an online space that serves you
As we mentioned earlier, social media can be a pretty toxic place when it comes to self-image.
The good news? You get to control what you see!
We highly recommend spring cleaning the people that you follow. Really look at what they’re posting and assess whether it’s serving you on your journey to self-love and embracing natural beauty. Put simply: Does their content build your confidence or knock it down?
While you’re at it, make sure that you’re following us, @bellabotanicals! We share tips on how to bring out your natural beauty, because you deserve to feel confident every day.
Tip 5: Go makeup free
You don’t have to totally banish that red lipstick, we promise! However, confidence is a muscle. If you want to embrace your naked face and natural beauty, then you need to get comfortable without makeup from time to time.
We know that the prospect can be scary, so start by just doing one daily task while makeup-free. Whether that’s running the kids to school or grabbing your groceries, the more you do it, the better you will feel!
Like most good things, embracing your natural beauty can take time. The process isn’t always linear: Sometimes you might feel wonderfully confident. Others you might be faced with self-doubt. However, by committing to quick and easy steps like the ones we’ve outlined above, you will notice a difference in how you feel within yourself.
Do you have a tip to share on this topic? We would absolutely love to hear it! Connect with our self-love filled community by sending us a DM on Instagram or Facebook @mybellabotanicals.