Here we have for you ten unexpected ways of improving skin to confidently bandwagon on the #nomakeup #nofilter #selfie trend, not only on social media, but in your everyday life. Let’s dive into natural foods, tea, and beauty routines that can genuinely help relieve the makeup pressure of even wearing “just a little.” Most of these items are in your home, or can be purchased at your local grocer.

1. Oolong tea. From acne to eczema, skin dullness, or just a little too much Barbera or Prosecco last night, this travel friendly bag of toxin removing ‘O-M-G’ can not only decrease your morning puffiness as an anti-inflammatory, but long-term, the vitamin and mineral giant can minimize chronic skin problems, increase tone, brightness- even superior- bone structure. You’ll be selfie ready in no time. 

2. Aloe Vera Juice. Used by Cleopatra and Nefertiti as a beauty enhancer, today’s celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, as well as naturopathic doctors are talking about this 1500 B.C. skin benefit like crazy. With vitamins including B, C, E, as well as folic acid, your body’s immune system is fortified on the inside, reflecting your “bare faced” skin on the outside.

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3. Coffee Filters. Scrubbing your dry/cracked/peeling #NoMakeup ‘pout’ with coffee filters, can easily remove dead skin from lips (dampen filter to prevent bleeding).

4. Non-whitening Toothpaste. White colored toothpaste applied before your morning moisturizer can improve- skin texture, clarity, dark eye circles, and puffiness.

5. Non-whitening Mouthwash. Poured over the upper lip, mouthwash can naturally minimize “bare faced” upper lip hair.

6. Peroxide. Dabbing mouth with peroxide filled cotton balls, can lighten pigment, of age-induced darkened lips.

7. Apple Cider Vinegar. Works like a mild chemical peel. If you can bear the 1-5 days of peeled, dry, red skin, applying ACV  [without rinsing], can remove dead skin, even lighten dark/age spots.

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8. Cherries. Fights anti-aging, jet lag, insomnia, a natural fat burner, provides natural energy and blood circulation for better skin.

9. Celery. At just 10 raw calories, celery not only decreases inflammation, but cares for the eyes. What’s a photograph of #nomakeup skin without great looking and feeling eyes? “One large stalk of celery can deliver up to 10 percent of your daily need for Vitamin A, preventing age-related degeneration of vision,” according to

10. Olive Oil. Described as ‘liquid gold,’ topical application may help protect the skin from premature skin aging. Vitamin E partly accounts for this, because it helps restore skin smoothness and protects against ultraviolet light. Olive oil doesn’t clog pores, but does help repair damaged, itchy and cracked skin. Multi-purpose as an exfoliant and eye make up remover.

Consult with a professional before using products that may interfere with your health. Information is based on research, personal use, and observation omitting effects/serving suggestions. Share a celebratory photo of yourself ‘bare-faced’ by hashtagging #SBMImBareFaced 



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