You can be a vegan activist and still want to look your best – these aren’t mutually exclusive things. However, as you are well aware, finding vegan beauty tips or skincare products can be a bit tricky. Not to mention, they can be quite pricey.
Well, what if you didn’t have to spend tons of money or do hours of research to get the skin or the looks that you wanted? This isn’t a pipe dream – it is possible. To learn what the top vegan beauty tips are keep reading below…
You Are Perfect
Before going any further, you need to appreciate that you are perfect just the way you are. Keep in mind, you don’t have to meet modern beauty ideals to be considered attractive – many little things about you make you stand out. You don’t have to pile layers of makeup on your face to look beautiful either. Sometimes, natural beauty can go a long way.
Also, just by being vegan, you are showing the world that you have a big heart. What can be more wonderful than this? So, before you get down on yourself, remember that you are an amazing person and that your beauty radiates from within.
Last but certainly not least, confidence is the key to being the most attractive person in the room. It is true! So, take note of the features and traits that you like and flaunt them.
Eat Your Way to a Glowing Complexion
As a vegan, you are already on the right track to having a great complexion. This is because vegetables and fruits are chock-full of the nutrients and antioxidants that give you glowing skin. Of course, narrowing down the list and knowing exactly what you should be eating for great skin can help quite a bit.
For great skin tone and healthy skin development, protection, and more, here is what you should be eating:
- Sweet potatoes
- Citrus fruits
- Brazil nuts
- Pine nuts
- Whole grains
Try and eat five portions of fruits and vegetables each day. You can then ensure that your skin is getting all the nutrients it needs. To make it easier to eat the right fruits and vegetables, focus on eating as many different colors as possible.
Also, make sure to drink plenty of water every day. Wherever possible, swap out tea, sodas, and juices for water. You may also want to keep your alcohol consumption to a bare minimum. If you are planning on indulging, make it a point to drink lots of water as well.
Brighten Your Complexion
If you notice that your skin is looking a little dull, it may be due to too many dead skin cells on your face. To reveal the new, bright skin below, you need to get rid of the top layer. Most beauty experts would advise you against using physical exfoliants. While they do get the job done, they can also damage your skin.
This is why you should rely on mild acids to help remove the dead skin. In case this sounds scary, don’t worry. You will be using acids and enzymes found in fruits to exfoliate your skin. Nevertheless, you should always spot test these masks on your skin before applying it to your whole face. This will let you know if you have sensitive skin or whether you may have an allergic reaction:
Tropical Fruit Enzyme Mask
- Half a nearly ripe papaya
- Equal parts pineapple
- 2 teaspoons pure aloe vera
Blend the fruits until they are well mixed. Then, add the aloe vera and mix once more. Apply the mask to your face, making it a point to avoid the eye region. Leave the mask on for between two to eight minutes, depending on how sensitive your skin is.
Pumpkin Cranberry Mask
- ½ cup of cooked or canned pumpkin
- 1 tsp. all-natural cranberry juice
Puree the pumpkin until it forms a smooth paste. Then, add the cranberry juice and mix it well. Apply the mask to your face, avoiding sensitive areas. Once the mask is on, you can keep it for two to eight minutes.
Exfoliate Your Body
Of course, dead skin cells don’t just accumulate on your face – they can pile up all over your body. This can leave the dermis feeling dry or cracked. Well, your daily cup of java is the answer to this problem. Coffee grounds are small enough to exfoliate your skin, getting rid of all the dead cells.
Also, unlike sugar crystals and other exfoliants, they don’t dissolve in water. Now, you can use the grounds by themselves. Simply moisten them and apply them to your body, rubbing the grounds in a circular motion. You can also mix the grounds with olive oil so that you can moisturize while you exfoliate.
Get Luscious Lashes
Are you having trouble finding vegan, cruelty-free mascara? Or, maybe you’re just not a fan of wearing mascara each day. Well, if you are looking for a safe and nourishing alternative, coconut oil will do the trick.
All you have to do is dip a clean mascara wand in coconut oil. Shake off the excess and apply to your lashes, starting at the root. This will help the lashes to look thicker and longer instantly. To get great lashes on the go, just clean out an old mascara tube and replace it with coconut oil.
It is important to do a spot check before applying coconut oil to your lashes. Also, avoid getting the oil in your eye. If you are worried about irritation, start applying the coconut oil a little further up your lashes, away from the root.
As you can see, nature has offered you numerous plant-based options to help you look your best. No animals or creatures will have been harmed in the making of these beauty remedies. Knowing this will help you to feel equally good on the inside as well as the outside.
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