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This is a guest article, which points out how external presentation and the internal confidence affects each other.

‘You never get a second chance for a first impression’ and the first impression is always about looks. Not just clothes and shoes, but your eyes and your facial expression are setting the tone for that all important first encounter. The condition of a skin reveals lots of messages about lifestyle (outdoor tan), health (glowing or dull) and self-worth.

Beauty and skin care play an important role in how women value themselves. It is important to take care of yourself and your skin is an important part of that. By simply cleansing your face properly and moisturizing daily, you are doing a lot to improve the overall health and appearance of your skin. A great way to moisturize is using shea butter.

It offers a lot of health benefits for your skin due to the high concentrations of natural vitamins and fatty acids that it contains. Also due to the cinnamic acid it contains, it is also known to be a natural anti-inflammatory.  But as with all things, organic is best, so a trusted natural company like Eugenia Shea is important for finding higher quality raw shea butter.

Besides having a good skin care routine, applying a bit of makeup can make a huge difference in your appearance and how you feel about yourself. It helps to give you an extra sparkle, makes you more visible and supports your confidence.

If you are happy and healthy on the inside, why not present that on the outside as well?

A glowing skin, some make-up, sparkling eyes and a big smile will make you stand out from the crowd, in a positive way and help you to make that all important great impression.