We use plenty of different criteria to evaluate whether someone is beautiful or not, and those same criteria can work for or against us when others are determining whether they see us as beautiful. The first reason people perceive someone as beautiful is obviously natural beauty. Natural beauty cannot entirely be replicated by good management or plastic surgery. Many actresses and models have pretty faces, but they often spoil them with the use of intensive man-made cosmetic products that often work against their main purpose and even seem to destroy these women's features.
Sometimes, these effects are not immediately obvious, and for most of us a small amount of makeup is an asset. Most of us only put on makeup on special occasions once or twice a week, or maybe a month, and this does not damage our skin as extensively as compared to those who put it on almost every other night.
If you look at an actress or model without her daily dose of cosmetic products, you would barely recognize her. This is because man-made cosmetic products contain lots of chemicals and substances that,even though they provide temporary beauty, in the long term tend to destroy the freshness and health of your skin. So, how can you wear makeup in healthy ways?
First, limit yourself to wearing makeup only "sometimes." If you must absolutely apply make up to your face, do not do it so often. Take a break every so often; anything done to excess can be damaging for your self esteem, and makeup is no exception. If you need to apply skin care products, try to use products made from herbal solutions that are proven to be mild and beneficial. Because herbal products contain natural ingredients, they often pose fewer risks of creating side effects that might be damaging for your skin.
Second, in order to bring about true beauty on your face, you must also wash it every day in the morning and evening, and more often if you tend to sweat or are under a lot of stress. If you are at work, and feel that you are tired of sitting before the monitor for such long hours, just get up and go wash your face thoroughly with a mild facial soap. Before eating, when you go to wash your hands, wash your face, too. Just make sure that you provide ample cleansing to your face and compensate for the washing by applying moisturizer (or a moisturizing sunscreen) once or twice a day.
More cleansing plus more moisturizing is better than under-cleansing because frequent washing is important to remove dirt, dead skin, and toxins that damage skin's healthy glow. Be especially careful to moisturize before sleep every night to ensure soft skin and a more attractive look in the morning.
Third, a walk every morning and evening can have dramatic and surprising improvements for the skin. Because so many skin problems result from stress, mentally refreshing yourself in the morning can benefit your skin indirectly. Even more importantly, because your skin literally "breathes" by taking in oxygen throughout the day. A morning walk will also help begin the day right for your skin by allowing it to take in pollution free air and get a few minutes of healthy sun exposure before the workday.
Fourth, your diet should also be well balanced, as an improper diet is an extremely common factor in common skin problems. Your skin needs to be nourished internally by a healthy diet as well as externally by nutrient-rich creams, and eating too much junk food can cause problems like spots and skin discoloration.