I’ve written a blog post similar to this before focusing on the importance of confidence and self-love of your own skin. How you shouldn’t feel like you have to be perfect to be accepted into society. (If your interested check out ‘The sixth rule of life’)
Today I would like to talk about my personal journey and experience of going makeup free for 3 months. I set myself this target back at the start of June and was determined to stick to it. It turned out to be harder than I had first expected. For example,when I’d had a bad night sleep, the deep purple rings around my eyes were for all to see, or when I had a breakout there wasn’t a choice to cover it up with ample amounts of concealer. To start of with, this made me feel more self conscious but after I while I began to feel so much happier in my own skin!
I was surprised by the change, I had less breakouts and my skin felt healthier and brighter. I focused more on my skincare throughout this period and found it much more rewarding than applying makeup. It was a self-journey I was glad I went on as it gave me the opportunity to connect with myself and taught me to love my imperfections.
When the three months were up I was unsure what I wanted to do, I knew I would never feel the pressure to wear makeup again but wasn’t sure if going 100% makeup free would be something I wanted to do long term. I started putting a few makeup items into my routine once in a while to work out what felt right.
I finally decided to only wear makeup to accentuate my features not to cover them. I’m a fan of eyeshadows, highlights and lip products primarily but I will switch it up for special occasions. I still go many days a week makeup free and am just as confident to do this as before.
I would highly recommend giving this a go for how ever long you want (even one day). Use makeup as a way to express yourself, never let it cover who you are!!