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10 Signs Of Gorgeous Women Without Make-up

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10 Signs Of Gorgeous Women Without Make-up

Make-up can only make you look pretty on the outside, but it doesn’t help if you are ugly on the inside. Unless you eat the make-up” – Audrey Hepburn

Beauty comes within yourself. Beauty can come from the outer self too, but that is a different thing. For that, you would need hell lot of stuffs that go by the name of Make-up. Now make-up is a temporary solution to make you look gorgeous. Honestly, I am fond of make-up as well, and like all other women, wouldn’t imagine going to parties, or invites without dolling up myself. But apart from these, I usually refrain myself from putting all those chemicals on my face.

Nowadays, all women are beautiful, thanks to make-up. But there are few women who can actually sport gorgeousness without using cosmetics. You may want to know the differences, and the reasons behind all these. Well, does glamorizing yourself with face paint actually bring out your true beauty, your true self? Not really. Here are the signs of what gorgeous women are without make-up.

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1. They are confident

Ask any woman about what builds her confidence, and she would instantly answer in the way she looks. Many women believe that putting make-up would make her look prettier, thus gaining more confidence. But it is the women without make-up who actually, in true sense, are confident. They have the courage to step out in the open, and face the world in their true self. These women know how to accept, and welcome their faulty skins/ no faulty skins. And these women are comfortable in her own skin.

2. They embrace natural beauty

You are naturally beautiful when you are yourself. And when you are yourself, your inner beauty blooms. Inner beauty can’t shine through make-up. These gorgeous women know this. Hence, they stay away from cosmetics. They also know how much people admire a natural beauty. The more natural you stay, the more attractive you are.

3. They sport healthier skin

Make-up is stashed with chemicals of many kinds. So, when you are wearing them altogether, can you imagine what torture your skin goes through? Therefore, women wearing no make-up sport healthier skin. Their skins breathe freely. And because they refrain from such chemicals, they tend to take care of their skins. Example, cleaning everyday. toning, and moisturizing. And drinking plenty of water.

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4. They are never late

A significant advantage these gorgeous women are that they are never late for anything, be it work, or going out. They just drag themselves out, clean, eat, dress up, and head out. Another privilege they have: they are always prepared to go out. They never will make you wait for hour(s) to get ready. A woman takes around 20 minutes to 45 minutes doing make-up per day. Imagine, saving some 20 – 45 minutes of your time, and utilizing it in some other favorite activity.

5. They are sporty

Since they are always prepared to go out, anywhere and any time they want to, these kind of women tend to be on a sporty side. They don’t fear the sun, and how the melting of the make-up in the heat, they don’t fear the rain, the wind, or the cold. They take the right measures to prevent them from harsh weathers. This also implies that these ladies would not hesitate to participate in all kinds of adventures!

6. They are usually open-minded

You may wonder how this point is even relevant to the whole thing. Well, women who inclined to open their mind to learn new things, see the world with open eyes, and not be vain, are the ones who value life more than just a pretty face. They have time for all the worldly goods, instead of thinking about how to present oneself in the most attractive way, all the time.

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7. They will charm you

These gorgeous women will charm you with their personality. How? Women who brush off make-up, and are brave enough to walk into the seminar room, for instance, are found to be more appealing to men. These ladies boost their attractiveness through their actions, rather than their looks.

8. They know how to save money

Because they are bold enough to roam around everywhere, doing everything without the slightest hint of beautifying themselves, they are also smart enough to cut down on spending excess money. Yes, since they don’t use cosmetics, they don’t buy them. And in that manner they save approximately around $2500 to $5000 per annum!

9. They are compassionate

Being compassionate is a way to come closer to a person. People usually like women who are down-to-earth, and who put themselves in other people’s shoes. This is an art not all women can expertise in. These ladies are normally trusted, and likeable by people. Maybe because they spend less time being narcissists. It is the care, the concern one feels is more important than a pretty made-up face.

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10. They appreciate the littlest things in life

From all the above points, one thing can be drawn: gorgeous women who display no hint of make-up generally love life in the simplest form. They appreciate what is given to them, regardless of flaws. They enjoy the littlest things in life. They are outgoing, fun-loving, adventurous, down-to-earth, and care less about what others think of them. They believe in showing their talents through actions, rather than showing their pretty side.

No one is saying that women who apply make-up are not gorgeous, or are always vain. But it is the natural beauties that are admired more. Whether it involves the men, or people in general, they are always comfortable around natural beauties. Next time, when you are heading out for girls’ movie date, or a simple grocery shopping, don’t wear make-up. Be the natural you.

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Last Updated on July 20, 2021

How to Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking (A Step-by-Step Guide)

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How to Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking (A Step-by-Step Guide)

You’re standing behind the curtain, just about to make your way on stage to face the many faces half-shrouded in darkness in front of you. As you move towards the spotlight, your body starts to feel heavier with each step. A familiar thump echoes throughout your body – your heartbeat has gone off the charts.

Don’t worry, you’re not the only one with glossophobia(also known as speech anxiety or the fear of speaking to large crowds). Sometimes, the anxiety happens long before you even stand on stage.

Your body’s defence mechanism responds by causing a part of your brain to release adrenaline into your blood – the same chemical that gets released as if you were being chased by a lion.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you overcome your fear of public speaking:

1. Prepare yourself mentally and physically

According to experts, we’re built to display anxiety and to recognize it in others. If your body and mind are anxious, your audience will notice. Hence, it’s important to prepare yourself before the big show so that you arrive on stage confident, collected and ready.

“Your outside world is a reflection of your inside world. What goes on in the inside, shows on the outside.” – Bob Proctor

Exercising lightly before a presentation helps get your blood circulating and sends oxygen to the brain. Mental exercises, on the other hand, can help calm the mind and nerves. Here are some useful ways to calm your racing heart when you start to feel the butterflies in your stomach:

Warming up

If you’re nervous, chances are your body will feel the same way. Your body gets tense, your muscles feel tight or you’re breaking in cold sweat. The audience will notice you are nervous.

If you observe that this is exactly what is happening to you minutes before a speech, do a couple of stretches to loosen and relax your body. It’s better to warm up before every speech as it helps to increase the functional potential of the body as a whole. Not only that, it increases muscle efficiency, improves reaction time and your movements.

Here are some exercises to loosen up your body before show time:

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  1. Neck and shoulder rolls – This helps relieve upper body muscle tension and pressure as the rolls focus on rotating the head and shoulders, loosening the muscle. Stress and anxiety can make us rigid within this area which can make you feel agitated, especially when standing.
  2. Arm stretches – We often use this part of our muscles during a speech or presentation through our hand gestures and movements. Stretching these muscles can reduce arm fatigue, loosen you up and improve your body language range.
  3. Waist twists – Place your hands on your hips and rotate your waist in a circular motion. This exercise focuses on loosening the abdominal and lower back regions which is essential as it can cause discomfort and pain, further amplifying any anxieties you may experience.

Stay hydrated

Ever felt parched seconds before speaking? And then coming up on stage sounding raspy and scratchy in front of the audience? This happens because the adrenaline from stage fright causes your mouth to feel dried out.

To prevent all that, it’s essential we stay adequately hydrated before a speech. A sip of water will do the trick. However, do drink in moderation so that you won’t need to go to the bathroom constantly.

Try to avoid sugary beverages and caffeine, since it’s a diuretic – meaning you’ll feel thirstier. It will also amplify your anxiety which prevents you from speaking smoothly.

Meditate

Meditation is well-known as a powerful tool to calm the mind. ABC’s Dan Harris, co-anchor of Nightline and Good Morning America weekend and author of the book titled10% Happier , recommends that meditation can help individuals to feel significantly calmer, faster.

Meditation is like a workout for your mind. It gives you the strength and focus to filter out the negativity and distractions with words of encouragement, confidence and strength.

Mindfulness meditation, in particular, is a popular method to calm yourself before going up on the big stage. The practice involves sitting comfortably, focusing on your breathing and then bringing your mind’s attention to the present without drifting into concerns about the past or future – which likely includes floundering on stage.

Here’s a nice example of guided meditation before public speaking:

2. Focus on your goal

One thing people with a fear of public speaking have in common is focusing too much on themselves and the possibility of failure.

Do I look funny? What if I can’t remember what to say? Do I look stupid? Will people listen to me? Does anyone care about what I’m talking about?’

Instead of thinking this way, shift your attention to your one true purpose – contributing something of value to your audience.

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Decide on the progress you’d like your audience to make after your presentation. Notice their movements and expressions to adapt your speech to ensure that they are having a good time to leave the room as better people.

If your own focus isn’t beneficial and what it should be when you’re speaking, then shift it to what does. This is also key to establishing trust during your presentation as the audience can clearly see that you have their interests at heart.[1]

3. Convert negativity to positivity

There are two sides constantly battling inside of us – one is filled with strength and courage while the other is doubt and insecurities. Which one will you feed?

‘What if I mess up this speech? What if I’m not funny enough? What if I forget what to say?’

It’s no wonder why many of us are uncomfortable giving a presentation. All we do is bring ourselves down before we got a chance to prove ourselves. This is also known as a self-fulfilling prophecy – a belief that comes true because we are acting as if it already is. If you think you’re incompetent, then it will eventually become true.

Motivational coaches tout that positive mantras and affirmations tend to boost your confidents for the moments that matter most. Say to yourself: “I’ll ace this speech and I can do it!”

Take advantage of your adrenaline rush to encourage positive outcome rather than thinking of the negative ‘what ifs’.

Here’s a video of Psychologist Kelly McGonigal who encourages her audience to turn stress into something positive as well as provide methods on how to cope with it:

4. Understand your content

Knowing your content at your fingertips helps reduce your anxiety because there is one less thing to worry about. One way to get there is to practice numerous times before your actual speech.

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However, memorizing your script word-for-word is not encouraged. You can end up freezing should you forget something. You’ll also risk sounding unnatural and less approachable.

“No amount of reading or memorizing will make you successful in life. It is the understanding and the application of wise thought that counts.” – Bob Proctor

Many people unconsciously make the mistake of reading from their slides or memorizing their script word-for-word without understanding their content – a definite way to stress themselves out.

Understanding your speech flow and content makes it easier for you to convert ideas and concepts into your own words which you can then clearly explain to others in a conversational manner. Designing your slides to include text prompts is also an easy hack to ensure you get to quickly recall your flow when your mind goes blank.[2]

One way to understand is to memorize the over-arching concepts or ideas in your pitch. It helps you speak more naturally and let your personality shine through. It’s almost like taking your audience on a journey with a few key milestones.

5. Practice makes perfect

Like most people, many of us are not naturally attuned to public speaking. Rarely do individuals walk up to a large audience and present flawlessly without any research and preparation.

In fact, some of the top presenters make it look easy during showtime because they have spent countless hours behind-the-scenes in deep practice. Even great speakers like the late John F. Kennedy would spend months preparing his speech beforehand.

Public speaking, like any other skill, requires practice – whether it be practicing your speech countless of times in front of a mirror or making notes. As the saying goes, practice makes perfect!

6. Be authentic

There’s nothing wrong with feeling stressed before going up to speak in front of an audience.

Many people fear public speaking because they fear others will judge them for showing their true, vulnerable self. However, vulnerability can sometimes help you come across as more authentic and relatable as a speaker.

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Drop the pretence of trying to act or speak like someone else and you’ll find that it’s worth the risk. You become more genuine, flexible and spontaneous, which makes it easier to handle unpredictable situations – whether it’s getting tough questions from the crowd or experiencing an unexpected technical difficulty.

To find out your authentic style of speaking is easy. Just pick a topic or issue you are passionate about and discuss this like you normally would with a close family or friend. It is like having a conversation with someone in a personal one-to-one setting. A great way to do this on stage is to select a random audience member(with a hopefully calming face) and speak to a single person at a time during your speech. You’ll find that it’s easier trying to connect to one person at a time than a whole room.

With that said, being comfortable enough to be yourself in front of others may take a little time and some experience, depending how comfortable you are with being yourself in front of others. But once you embrace it, stage fright will not be as intimidating as you initially thought.

Presenters like Barack Obama are a prime example of a genuine and passionate speaker:

7. Post speech evaluation

Last but not the least, if you’ve done public speaking and have been scarred from a bad experience, try seeing it as a lesson learned to improve yourself as a speaker.

Don’t beat yourself up after a presentation

We are the hardest on ourselves and it’s good to be. But when you finish delivering your speech or presentation, give yourself some recognition and a pat on the back.

You managed to finish whatever you had to do and did not give up. You did not let your fears and insecurities get to you. Take a little more pride in your work and believe in yourself.

Improve your next speech

As mentioned before, practice does make perfect. If you want to improve your public speaking skills, try asking someone to film you during a speech or presentation. Afterwards, watch and observe what you can do to improve yourself next time.

Here are some questions you can ask yourself after every speech:

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  • How did I do?
  • Are there any areas for improvement?
  • Did I sound or look stressed?
  • Did I stumble on my words? Why?
  • Was I saying “um” too often?
  • How was the flow of the speech?

Write everything you observed down and keep practicing and improving. In time, you’ll be able to better manage your fears of public speaking and appear more confident when it counts.

If you want even more tips about public speaking or delivering a great presentation, check out these articles too:

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