Alicia Keys and the No Makeup Movement – Skincare Methods for the No-Makeup Look


When Alicia Keys graced the red carpet at the BET Awards for the first time without makeup in June, she sparked a hurricane of mixed responses. Some people threw a barrage of negative comments while others expressed many encouraging words to the 15-time Grammy award winner. They even branded her as a woman of courage for defying the social norm.

Now, many women are mirroring the Fallin’ singer and joining in the No-Makeup Movement. If you’re having second thoughts on jumping on the bandwagon due to dull skin, don’t worry. All you need to do is just take your skincare regimen up a notch so your face can look glowing without any makeup.

Here are some skincare methods you can try to give you that healthy, glowing face and slay the literally no-makeup look with confidence.

  1. Clean your face regularly

Dirt buildup can enlarge pores and cause the skin to breakout so keeping your skin clean can make a difference. However, instead of using harsh cleansers, use a gentle cleanser to wash your face. It also helps to exfoliate your face to rid it of any buildup of dead skin cells, dirt, blackheads, and whiteheads. Regular cleansing and exfoliating of the skin can make your face look glowing.

  1. Keep your skin well moisturized

Although this sounds counterintuitive for someone who has oily skin, moisturizing can actually help keep excess oil production at bay. The reason is if you skip moisturizers, your skin will dry out. This will lead to more oil production and cause pimple breakouts.  In searching for moisturizers, choose the kind that will not clog the pores. Consult with Dr. Abadir to find out what kind of moisturizer is best for your skin.

  1. Protect your skin

Sun exposure is one of the leading causes of wrinkles. Therefore, it makes perfect sense to put on sunscreen before you head out. Even if the sun isn’t shining, it’s still best to apply sunscreen to ensure that no UV rays can penetrate your skin.

  1. Take advantage of cosmetic dermatology treatments

If acne scarring or uneven skin tone is keeping you from trying the no-makeup look, you might want to try cosmetic dermatology treatments first. Chemical peels, laser resurfacing, microdermabrasion and even photo-facials can rejuvenate your skin and enhance its appearance so you can look naturally flawless even if you don’t wear makeup.

The No-Makeup Movement is gaining traction as more women embrace their natural beauty. If you want to join, do it with confidence by taking care of your skin first. Consult today at Abadir Associates on how to rejuvenate your skin.

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