Ciara thinks confidence is the "key to survival".
The 'Dance Like We're Making Love' hitmaker feels as though she's in the music industry to "represent the ladies".
She said: "I have this idea in my mind that while I'm out here doing my job that I kind of feel like I'm doing it for other women like myself. I'm representing the ladies, so I always want to have my best foot forward.
"I also know that the only way you can really survive in this world is by being confident. It's a true reality for me, especially having a child. I have to be confident not only for myself, but for him, too. Confidence is key to survival."
The 30-year-old singer also revealed she opts for natural makeup most of the time.
She told Allure magazine: "I like using concealer. If you want a natural no-makeup kind of day, a little bit of concealer underneath your eyes will lift your face completely.
"Or if you feel tired or a little baggy, a little bit of a lighter concealer will pop out the highlights that are naturally on your face, especially on your T-zone. I also love a good bronzer. My very-little-makeup days consist of a little bit of concealer under the eyes and on the T-zone, a little bit of bronzer to frame the face, and then a nice lip pencil or a simple lip gloss."