5 Easy Ways to Boost Your Natural Beauty Routine

Improve your skin, hair & nails by adding these simple steps to your daily natural beauty routine. 
How to Boost Your Natural Beauty Routine
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How far are you willing to go for beauty? Injections? Chemicals? Surgical procedures? This question comes up for many of us as we advance in age (ahem!) But if you’re here at Mindful Momma, I’m guessing that you’re not all that interested in those extreme measures. I bet you’d much rather learn how to be beautiful from the inside out. And then for some icing on the cake, I bet you’d like to add a few natural skin care products and cosmetics to your beauty routine.
Let’s leave the chemical peels and medical prescriptions to someone else. Come along with me and learn how to boost your beauty routine naturally, so you can look fantastic and feel amazing at the same time! Pssst! There’s a must-enter giveaway at the end of this post!

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How to Improve Your Natural Beauty Routine 

So what is a natural beauty routine anyway? I’m talking about the things we do to help our hair, nails and skin look healthy, beautiful and glowing at all times! Sure, some of it is hereditary, but you might be surprised at the impact that a healthy routine has on the condition of your skin, the thickness of your hair and the strength of your nails. Here are 5 ways to boost your beauty routine naturally:

Eat Beauty-Boosting Foods

I could go on for days about the benefits of a good diet on your looks. As you may have guessed, a diet full of healthy real foods and low in sugar and processed foods is where the true beauty lies! On the other hand, a poor diet can lead to dull skin, dry hair and brittle nails that never seem to grow. For now, I’ll just highlight a few powerhouse foods known to boost your natural beauty from within:
  • Eggs – a great natural source of biotin, which helps strengthen hair & nails (read more about biotin below)
  • Berries – blueberries, strawberries and blackberries are all loaded with antioxidants including Vitamin C which helps build collagen and protect against skin-damaging free radicals
  • Cooked tomatoes – contain high levels of the phytonutrient lypocene, which has antioxidant benefits and helps protect skin from the sun
  • Salmon – contains anti-inflammatory Omega-3 fatty acids, which help avoid skin conditions like acne and eczema and also helps promote healthy skin and scalp
  • Almonds – another great source of biotin as well as magnesium and calcium for healthy hair and nails
  • Leafy greens – spinach, kale & chard are all sources of vitamins, minerals and Omega-3s that are needed for glowing skin and strong hair and nails
  • Sweet potatoes – and winter squash are rich sources of Vitamins A & C which combat free radicals and boosts production of collagen and elastin
Tip: Start your day with an antioxidant-filled smoothie made with berries, spinach and almond milk or one of my delicious sweet potato smoothies.

Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate

Hydration is crucial for healthy skin. Drinking a good daily supply of water will help keep your skin supple and smooth. On the other hand, dehydration leads to dry skin and wrinkles and we don’t want that! Your best bet is to drink water regularly throughout the day. If you’re looking for flavor, sipping on antioxidant-laden green tea, soothing herbal tea or unsweetented flavored mineral water will also do the trick (minimize the sugary drinks as sugar is not great for your skin). Don’t forget to hydrate the outside of your skin too by using a high-quality, natural moisturizer on your face and body. Tip: A small squeeze of fresh lemon or lime makes water easier to drink.
Natrol Biotin supplement and cosmetics bag  

Use Non-Toxic Skin Care & Cosmetics

This is a topic near and dear to my heart! With all of the excellent non-toxic skin care and makeup products available today – there is just no good reason to still be using conventional beauty brands. Traditional skin care and cosmetics products contain ingredients like parabens and other hormone disruptors – which affect you both inside and out. On top of that, petroleum-based ingredients like mineral oil clog pores and can interfere with the skin’s ability to eliminate toxins.
Read up on exactly how to identify safe, natural skin care brands and take a look at some of my popular posts featuring non-toxic nail polish, lead-free lipsticks, fabulous facial oils and many more non-toxic beauty products. Tip: Use the Skin Deep Cosmetics Database to search for safer beauty products.

Sweat Often

One of the many benefits of exercise is that it increases blood flow around the body. This blood flow helps carry nutrients to the skin and also helps carry waste products, including free radicals, out of skin. In addition, our bodies detox through perspiration, so getting sweaty is doing double duty for our looks! Studies have shown a connection between exercise and younger looking skin – so get out there and work up a sweat – whether it’s through a cardio workout, a hot yoga class or a quick run. A steamy sauna is another great tool for sweating out toxins. Tip: If you can’t make it to the gym, a quick round of jumping jacks or crunches is always possible to fit in.   
Natrol Biotin supplement with almonds, spinach and berries

Supplement with Biotin

When we talked about food a little earlier, I mentioned biotin. Biotin is a B vitamin (also known as vitamin H or Vitamin B7), that is an important nutrient for healthy hair, skin and nails. While you can get some biotin in food, a supplement is a way to get a consistent amount of biotin in your system. Natrol® Biotin supplements support healthy hair growth, radiant skin and stronger nails.† Additionally, Natrol® Biotin helps convert food into energy, boosting your metabolism – and what’s not to love about that?†
I’ve been taking Natrol® Biotin for about a month and the main difference I notice is in my nails – which are growing faster than usual and are less likely to break. I actually have an excuse to put on nail polish now! What I appreciate about Natrol® Biotin supplements is that they are a great-tasting strawberry flavored tablet that dissolves quickly and is 100% vegetarian. No need for water – I can just pop one anytime! You can find Natrol supplements online, and at many local stores like Walgreens, Costco, Sprouts and other natural food stores. Tip: Keep a bottle of Natrol® Biotin at your desk or by your bathroom sink so it will be easy to remember to take every day. †These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases.

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Yuzen Box with natural beauty productsI’ve partnered with Natrol® to bring you a fabulous giveaway so you can be beautiful inside and out! One lucky Mindful Momma winner will receive a Yuzen box full of luxurious natural beauty products as well as a bottle of Natrol® Biotin! Each Yuzen box is different but here is an example of what you might receive – we’re talking masks, serums, eye creams – you get the idea! Enter using the Rafflecopter form below. (Winner must be over 18 years and have a U.S. mailing address.) Giveaway goes through midnight central time, Friday, March 2nd, 2018. Good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway    


  1. Moisturize and drink lot’s of water

  2. I love how you mentioned sweat! I think everyone these days are trying to avoid sweating, like using antiperspirant deodorants. However, sweating is a natural and important body function to happen.

  3. lynda Schultz says:

    High altitude living requires, plenty of sunscreen and moisturizing.

  4. Such great advice! I totally forgot about sweating, another great reason to work out!

  5. Kim Henrichs says:

    I really am loving a more natural sunscreen these days.

  6. A natural moisturizer & sunscreen.

  7. I love Juice Beauty sunscreen. It has a tint and makes me feel protected and put together for the day!

  8. Fantastic tips, thanks!!

  9. Making sure my skin stays clean and hydrated

  10. Drinking plenty of water is important to keep my skin hydrated.

  11. Ellen DeFrancesco says:

    I’m very pale so I make sure I don’t burn in the sun. I look much younger and everyone comments on how great my skin looks.

  12. courtney haas says:

    Remembering to wash and moisturize my face daily!

  13. Jennifer Hayden says:

    Moisturizing is really important especially for cold Michigan winters.

  14. applying natural products s in my skin care

  15. DeAnna Keller says:

    I use SPF moisturizer

  16. Paol Trenny says:

    For me, it’s sunscreen and hydration.

  17. I take a collagen supplement and try to eat healthy food. I also try to exercise 3-4x a week.

  18. The most important part of my natural beauty routine is drinking a lot of water.

  19. I already take Biotin and have noticed a great improvement in my nails! I’m hoping my hair will also improve with this supplement. I also take fish oil daily. I run 9 miles a week. Love it! Oh and I’m 60 years old!

  20. Lots of suncreen and WATER!

  21. Michelle Castagne says:

    I drink lots of water and stay out of the sun.

  22. I try to take my supplements daily.

  23. susan byrne says:

    Using cruelty free products as much as I can.

  24. Drinking water. I have struggled with my skin all my life, but drinking water helps a lot

  25. Moisturizer with sunscreen and drinking water.

  26. BriAnna Nicole says:

    making sure my skin stays clean and hydrated!

  27. Skin care is the most important followered by hair care.

  28. Pamela Burks says:

    I think the most important part of my beauty routine is making sure I’m staying super super hydrated

  29. Carly Williams says:

    The most important part of my routine is moisturizing.

  30. Katelyn Kongable says:

    washing my face and taking off makeup when I wear it

  31. Debbie Yoder says:

    Using alot of natural moisturizers for my face and body and staying hydrated!

  32. Julie Bickham says:

    To get plenty of sleep and take my vitamins. I find you look and feel your best!

  33. Shareena M says:

    Drink LOTS of water. It is crucial

  34. Mine is wearing natural deodorant! It took a couple of months ti find one with a formulation that worked well for me, but I’m hooked now!

  35. I use face serums made with plant extracts every night.

  36. my most important part would be cleaning my face. I have an awesome face brush that makes sure to get any makeup/oil/dirt of my face

  37. Amy Sheets says:

    The most important part of my routine is staying hydrated, using moisturizers, and getting enough sleep!

  38. Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    Moisturizing my skin is most important!

  39. Melissa Storms says:

    The most important thing I do for my skin and my overall health is drink water. I drink water whether I am thirsty or not.

  40. Constant moisture for my dry skin and deep breathing/ gratitude. R

  41. Julie Waldron says:

    To wash my face morning and night and to use a moisturizer.

  42. Julie Waldron says:

    Mine is to use natural products and remove my makeup every day.

    1. Julie Waldron says:

      Sorry I posted twice! I didn’t think the first response posted :/

  43. Alisa Petrisch says:

    Drinking enough water is always my number one concern, when I don’t drink enough my body tells me right away. Staying hydrated just makes me feel more alive!

  44. Lyndsey R. says:

    Besides my daily vitamins and minerals (i.e. colloidal silver) I think water is the most important regiment to my day for beauty. Thank you for this chance.

  45. Stacey Roberson says:

    Moisturizer! Without it, my face feels dry and uncomfortable all day.

  46. Joseph Gersch says:

    i use rice water as a hair rinse

  47. drinking water and live healthy lifestyle is important.

  48. Laurie Nykaza says:

    SPF 50 moisturizer is what i like to use everyday

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