As promised, here is part two of answering your beauty questions! If you have any more questions, feel free to ask in the comments section below, send me an email, or send me a direct message on Instagram!
How do you get your makeup to look so natural? I hate the feeling of tons of makeup on my face so I don’t use a lot. In the majority of my photos, and most days, I just wear concealer, a little powder foundation, mascara and a simple natural colored gloss!
What do you do if you breakout? I haven’t dealt with a breakout in a really long time but I’d recommend not consuming any dairy, processed sugar, or gluten. Lots of veggies and water, among other healthy foods!
What do you do to look AWAKE on tired days? I splash really cold water all over my face first thing when I wake up and splash cold water into my eyes and use this under-eye concealer from RMS beauty that is a clean ingredient option!
Ever have under eye circles? Yep! See above for my favorite under-eye concealer that I love.
Natural tanning product that works well for body and face? Luna Bronze! Or Ecotan, an Australian brand.
How much water do you drink regularly? I drink hot or warm water throughout the day and don’t measure how much I’m drinking. The reason for hot/warm water is for a few reasons, but best explained in the book “Idiot’s Guide: Ayurveda” by Sahara Rose Ketabi. She explains, “You may have noticed when you are washing dishes that hot water is much more effective at dislodging debris than cold water. This also holds true in your body. Your body more easily absorbs hot water, making it more accessible and hydrating. Your body does not have to exert any extra energy to warm the water, leaving more energy for healing. Drinking hot, boiled water flushes out your lymphatic system; softens hardened tissues, and dilates, cleanses, and hydrates deep tissues. It also heals and repairs your digestive system and flushes the gut-associated lymphoid tissue (GALT), the lymph on the outside of the intestinal wall. When you sleep overnight your body becomes dehydrated. Morning is the time it needs hot water the most. Hot water prevents and treats constipation by hydrating your internal organs. It also hydrates chronically dry skin from within, giving you a vibrant glow. Drinking hot water enhances your digestive fire, the internal flame within you related to your metabolism, digestion, and assimilation. When you put cold water on this fire, you essentially put out the flames. On the other hand, when you kindle this fire with hot water, it burns much more brightly for the rest of the day. Subsequently, you are better able to digest, break down and assimilate your meals, allowing your body to make the most of the energy (calories) you consume and store as less fat. Cold water causes the stomach to contract and become too tight to process food effectively. This inhibits the digestive process, making you feel overly full and bloated after eating. Drinking hot water or herbal tea aids cleansing because it softens the food debris in your system and allows your body to flush fat. When you consume ice-cold water, the food it comes in contact with solidifies and hardens, making the intestines contract tightly. This leads to constipation, bloating and gastrointestinal pains.” … All of this to say, I drink hot water throughout the day! Instead of guzzling a big glass, I simply take slow sips of hot water throughout the day.
Do you wear makeup everyday? I don’t wear makeup everyday. Maybe 2-3 days a week.
Do you use night cream or eye cream? If so, what brands are your favorite? I don’t use night cream or eye cream, but have heard great things about this natural product from January Labs