Embracing Your True Beauty

From waterproof mascara to SPF for your skin and hair, spending days at the beach can be a beauty nightmare for those that want to look flawless at the beach. Living at the beach during the summer months, year after year, I've learned that less really is more. Yes, I'll admit, when I was younger, I would spend time wayyyyy to much in the bathroom straightening my naturally curly hair and making sure I put plenty of makeup on for a night out. (Some days I would even wear makeup to the beach! Some waterproof mascara here, a little tinted moisturizer there...)

But why?!

I felt that wearing makeup made me more appealing and attractive. But let me tell you...people do not want to see a woman emerge from the ocean with raccoon eyes and makeup caked on. Ewww, gross.

I feel that woman should be proud of who they are and the beauty that they were born with. Yes, we all have imperfections that we want to cover up, but there's no better feeling than a make-up free face at the beach.

It's a great feeling for me, when I look around and notice women of all different ages and sizes, allowing themselves to just be real. They are embracing their inner "surfer girl" and enjoying the beach vibes. It is a beautiful thing to see in today's day and age...women realizing their true beauty with an "I don't care" attitude.

Hair is wild and unruly? They toss a hat on or throw their hair up in a cute braid or bun. But my favorite? Instead of applying foundation and bronzer, they are applying SPF and letting their skin breathe that fresh salt air.

So ladies, during the summer, take a break from all the makeup and hair products...especially the heat. I'm not saying don't do it. (We all want to look cute on date night.) I'm just saying'...don't do it everyday. Let your skin and hair breathe. Just remember to hydrate and moisturize your skin!! (Otherwise you'll look like your face is peeling off...Mrs. Doubtfire, with that mask...)

So today, as well as everyday, I embrace the beauty I was born with. I rock my insanely curly hair, I lotion up my face with some SPF, and I feel like I'm truly being me...and I've never felt more beautiful.