Learning how to embrace your natural beauty is something that more women are gravitating to, particularly as we age. The aging process is not kind to our faces and bodies, so there’s a tendency to want to turn back the clock and return to that earlier, more beautiful self that we keep seeing in our minds.
I put effort regularly into keeping my body fit in my 60’s and my face looking as youthful as possible. I’d like to keep what I have for as long as I can 🙂
My motivation for keeping fit, though, is not to change who I am or alter in a drastic way how I look. I’ve worked hard to accept my relatively ordinary face, short arms, pudgy legs, and curves that in my teenage years I’d have given anything to eliminate. Actually, I thank the Lord every morning that I have all of my working parts! I am blessed.
I do, however, want to make sure that I am focused and motivated to live my best life as a woman over 50!
I wonder sometimes how my youth, my teenage years, may have gone down differently if I had been more accepting of my uniqueness and not tried so hard to fit in with the crowd. But that’s what most of us do in our teenage years. There is something to be said for getting older and wiser, and living through the life experiences that help us mature.
Embracing our natural beauty by aging naturally is not something that has been taught to us or conveyed by social media in the past, although I think there is a step in this direction, and I’m so happy to see it, as this will always help the self esteem that can wander off the path as we get older.
Learn more about how to enhance your natural beauty as well as your self image with these anti aging tips as well as inspirational ’embrace your beauty’ quotes.
Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful. Sophia Loren
How to Look Beautiful, Naturally, Every Day
The key to learning how to embrace the beauty within is so simple, yet can be so difficult to achieve.
The most important aspect of natural beauty begins on the inside:
- How do YOU see yourself?
- Do you look in the mirror and immediately begin the litany of what you don’t like about the image looking back at you?
- Did you know that a negative perception of yourself will show in your demeanor and ultimately on your face?
YOU have the power to change how you look and feel. Yes, you can embrace the face and body that God gave you. If you believe that on the inside, in your mind and in your heart, your natural self, your inner beauty will shine through. It know…it sounds like a cliche but it really is true.
Some people find the use of affirmations to be helpful with self acceptance.
When you come to the point in your life that you can accept, enjoy, and love the ‘natural you’, it will result in a confidence that is palpable. Will every head turn when you enter a room? Maybe so, or maybe not so much. But if you walk into that room with your head held high, confidence in who you are and how you look, that’s all that matters!
Your face will reflect that positive self acceptance and you’ll actually look more beautiful in a natural and appealing way.
Do you know why this is? It’s simple. You’re not worried about how you look, how others will see you or judge you, or if you ‘measure up’ to the crowd. You can relax and enjoy yourself, knowing that you’re beautiful, and it will show on your face.
Love yourself. It is important to stay positive because beauty comes from the inside out. Jenn Proske
Now That You’ve Embraced that Natural Beauty, What Comes Next?
In the world according to Candi (that would be me) when our natural beauty is shining through, there are some simple ways to enhance it while remaining true to ourselves and our natural appearance.
I’ll be the first to tell you that I’m not an expert in the field of health and beauty. But I’ve been around the block a few times, am confident in what I believe to be true and practice it daily. These actions are all a part of an ongoing self care plan. We all need one of those!
My style of living is simple, and I work on embracing natural beauty as well as use these natural anti aging tips myself, every day:
1 | As I’ve mentioned above, putting effort into keeping your body well-tuned has several benefits. You’ll look your best, feel better, increase self esteem, and help your body remain strong as you age. Exercise is key!
2 | Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated, energize your muscles, and keep skin healthy, and looking soft and supple. It’s so easy to do, doesn’t have to cost anything and the bottom line is, we need water to survive. Look beautiful, naturally, and keep that glowing skin by drinking water every single day!
3 | Be mindful of what you eat. Embracing our natural beauty doesn’t in any way mean that we want to look perfect. In fact, we celebrate who we are and how we look, flaws and all.
But there is also the common sense factor when it comes to our diet. My particular philosophy is everything in moderation in my diet. I don’t have a huge appetite and generally make good choices.
You might subscribe to a particular philosophy of eating that works for you. I’ve read some incredibly informative posts from fellow bloggers and seen delicious, healthy recipes that are such great choices for a healthy diet!
4 | Use a light hand with makeup. It really will enhance your natural beauty, I promise.
My makeup routine takes about 3 minutes…gel-based tinted moisturizer to even out the complexion, a bit of concealer under the eyes, some color on the cheeks and lips, definition for the eyebrows, and some mascara on my upper lashes only. That’s it.
Finding quality anti aging skincare products helps me to look my best, too.
Find what works for you and go with it. You might decide to forego the makeup entirely, and I think that’s great. Whatever your decision, embrace it and you will encourage your natural beauty to shine through.
5 | DON’T SMOKE!! If you are a smoker, please stop. Today. That’s all I’m going to say on the subject.
It’s nice to just embrace the natural beauty within you. Victoria Justice
We are all wonderfully and beautifully made, are completely unique from anyone else in the world, and are deserving of self care and self love. Real beauty lies within, my friend.
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32 thoughts on “How to Embrace Your Natural Beauty – Natural Anti Aging Tips”
Hi Candi, it has taken me a while to embrace my natural beauty as I’ve always had issues with body image etc. Now at 60 I actually like myself, the way I look and more importantly the person I am inside which I believe is where our true beauty lies. I’m so pleased you linked up and shared this post with us at Midlife Share the Love Party. It is a great reminder that self-love is so important to being happy. #MLSTL
I so agree we all have our own natural beauty. I use a similar beauty regiment myself and most days wear nothing but moisturizer.
I’ve never been a fashion plate or a huge wearer of makeup. There are things I’d like to change about myself, but ultimately I think I’m pretty happy with how I am at this stage of life. I refuse to compete with other women and I remove myself from any FB groups etc that are focused on outward beauty – now is my time to build my inner beauty and that’s what really brings light and beauty to all of us.
Thanks for linking up with us at #MLSTL and I’ve shared this on my SM xx
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I agree, Leanne, thanks so much for stopping by!
A great reminder for us all as we age Candi! I like that your makeup routine takes only a few minutes, as does mine! I use a light hand too and think less is more 🙂 #mlstl
Thank you Debbie!
I love all posts pertaining to self-love and self-care!!! Thank you for the tips
We have to love and accept who we are in order to really love others. Thanks for your comments!
I only wear make up for special occasion only, moisturizer is enough for everyday use, I love natural beauty and I also love to see how people have an awesome talent to put make up together for different look!
Yes, makeup can do amazing things to change our look, and that can be fun for a special occasion. Thanks for stopping by!
This is so great! Thanks for sharing!
Thank you Ashley 🙂
I try to take care of myself, but I am far from perfect. I don’t wear a lot of makeup either, and it doesn’t take me long. I try to remember to moisturize. Loving yourself certainly helps!
Yes it does! And you’re right about the moisturizer. It makes a world of difference.
Feeling beautiful definitely starts on the inside and how you feel about yourself. You must love yourself first
LOVE this! Loving yourself is so important.
Yes it is! Thanks for stopping by, Heidi
Candi I love that you are in your sixties (like me). So much of what you write resonates. This post too. Thanks for the reminder that beauty comes from a thinking and believing process/habit. Yes! Water is a beauty tip.
Yes, drinking water consistently is a priority for keeping a youthful appearance!
this is great, definitley something more ladies need to read
Thank you, Rae!
These are wonderful tips! I definitely agree that letting your natural beauty shine through is the way to go!
Thanks Carrie, glad you stopped by for a read 🙂
These are all such great reminders and well put together. Thank you for sharing from your heart!
Thank you, Ginger!
You are so inspiring with your blog. Natural beauty is the best kind of beauty for sure.
Thank you Kristi Ann!
Excellent advice! I like to say, “Confidence is the most attractive thing you will ever wear!” and the other tips are spot on as well! Thanks for sharing at #BloggingGrandmotgersLinkParty
Thanks for stopping by, Lori!
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