I choose not to wear makeup, also known as “war paint.” I like the way my face looks (most of the time) and don’t think it needs to look dramatically different depending on what I happen to be doing and whom I happen to be with–whether I am going to work or staying home, going on a date or working in the garden, or whatever. What you see is what you get with me, and I’m not willing to spend a lot of time and money to try to make my face look more appealing to other people, to match some artificial standard set by a fashion magazine, or to try to camouflage the natural aging process. I think beauty begins with impeccable personal hygiene and, while I don’t think anyone other than my nearest blood relatives would call me beautiful, I do at least have that to offer.
My beauty routine, if we can call it that, starts with getting plenty of rest at night, drinking plenty of fluids throughout the day, and doing yoga every morning before breakfast. As for the actual mechanics of it, here are the daily essentials:
And there you have it: simple, basic beauty from head to toe.