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5 Steps to Looking Flawless WITHOUT Makeup

March 16, 2017

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Many thanks to Bolden for partnering with me on this post about flawless skin. As always, all expressions and opinions are my own.

We all wanna look our best when we step outside and face the world. For many of us, that means putting on a “full face” so we look halfway decent. But did you know you can have a flawless face without spending your entire paycheck on makeup? Read on…

Drink (More) Water

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As with your hair, healthy skin starts from within. Drinking plenty of water throughout the day flushes out the toxins and impurities that cause breakouts and acne. Less acne means less dark spots and those annoying scars. A flawless face won’t be far behind! Keeping your skin cells hydrated also helps skin look more radiant, giving it a youthful glow. 

Eat Right

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Along with water, a balanced diet that includes fruits and veggies will also aid in keeping your entire body healthy and in good working order. Once you’ve got that, the results are sure to show on your skin!
Nope, not saying you’ve gotta go vegan but being sure to include something green on your plate with every meal is a great start to having a healthy diet. Reducing the amount of fried and fast foods you eat, replacing them with more homemade and “clean” options, will do wonders for keeping your skin clear and blemish-free. 


Besides keeping you fit and lookin’ good for the beach, a routine of exercise also aids in flawless skin from the inside out by increasing blood circulation. This increase in blood flow carries nutrients and oxygen to the skin cells but also carries waste away from these cells. Sounds good to me!
Regular physical activity is also a great stress-reducer. How many of us have experienced a flare-up or two thanks to stress? *raises hand* Exercise can definitely help lessen the anxiety and stress that bring on acne. 

Get Enough Rest

People tend to underestimate how much sleep is related to skin issues. Like exercise, getting enough sleep helps keep stress to a minimum reducing the chances of skin issues. Dark circles and puffy under-eye bags that often need to be covered up by concealer can also be reduced with plenty of rest.

Cleanse & Moisturize Daily

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Cleansing your face daily is an extension of what you’ve been doing on the inside to help maintain a flawless face. Bolden’s skin care line, created for women of color by women of color, has been keeping my skin on point for the past few months and I’m in love!Flawless Face Bolden Set
The Skin Clarifying Cleanser, specially formulated for darker skin tones, has a very light, refreshing scent with a medium consistency that I find to be just right. With a little water, this PH-balanced cleanser creates a nice, soothing lather to gently clear away the dirt from the day.
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Its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties help fight breakouts. Your skin is also renewed and protected from free radical damage and premature aging thanks to the cleanser’s powerful antioxidants. If you’ve got oily or blemish-prone skin, this cleanser is for you!
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Following up with the Skin Brightening Toner, my skin is hydrated with soothing botanicals that help reduce inflammation. I can instantly feel the skin calming down once I apply it… SO refreshing! Because of issues with huge pores around my nose, it gets super oily and shiny in that area. The Skin Brightening Toner has helped tighten those pores to improve the overall texture and appearance of the skin and keep acne-causing oil outta here!
Dark spots, oily skin, breakouts… this toner addresses it ALL!
Flawless Face Bolden Vanilla Shea Oil
Bolden’s Shea Oil is probably my favorite step in the whole process! I was sent the Sweet Vanilla Shea Oil and man, this stuff is liquid gold! It has a light, pleasant scent of vanilla, nothing overbearing at all, and has a very smooth, moderately thick consistency. Besides Sweet Vanilla, Bolden also offers a Butter Mint scent as well as an unscented option, if you prefer.
You get every penny’s worth with this Shea Oil. I found from the first try that a little goes a long way, literally only needing a single drop for my face. The infusion of Vitamin E makes the Shea Oil effective for your entire body — cure dry skin, treat eczema and fade stretch marks and scars — including your hair.
After using all three products together over the past three months, I’ve seen such an improvement in the look and feel of my skin! Dark spots that I’m used to seeing in certain areas have diminished and my dry/oily patches are not nearly as bad as they used to be.
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Get your Bolden skin care trio today and receive a generous 15% off your first order plus FREE SHIPPING on orders of $50 or more! Otherwise, shipping is a flat, affordable rate of just $4.99. You can’t beat that! If you’re looking to support Black and/or Female-Owned brands, go ahead and give Bolden a try!
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Let’s chat…

What changes in your lifestyle or beauty regimen have YOU made to maintain a flawless face? 


*Bolden provided me with product as well as compensation in exchange for writing this post. The opinions shared are all my own.*

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