thanks for popping by my page..today I want to dig a little deeper and talk about the importance of going makeup-free whether that be once or twice a week or even occasionally. Although I love makeup and dolling up, I strongly believe that going makeup-free is important on so many different levels. I will aim to address these in this post. So keep reading if you want to know why makeup-free days are so good for your skin and for your overall health.
1.Physical benefits for your skin
This one is clearly a no-brainer but I want to explain why. Do you ever look at your mother or grandmother and think gosh such good skin you have ma’. I also find they didn’t rely on the use of heavy makeup on a daily basis to get on with their lives like our generation does. And, in return, I believe their skin has rewarded them by letting them age beautifully and gracefully. This is more than just a personal observation as research suggests that makeup-free days, a ‘makeup-diet’, ‘skin-detox’, whatever you want to call it has proven benefits for your skin. These include and are not limited to:
- Giving your skin a chance to breathe for hours rather than just overnight which promotes faster skin renewal
- Minimizing the appearance of pores – makeup sits on top of your skin and wearing it day in and day out means it can make them appear larger
- Minimizing the likelihood of breakouts as pimples are caused by clogged pores
- Good time to load up on your skincare and get more out of it
On a personal note, whenever I have a makeup-free day I feel like my makeup looks 10 times better the next day. My skin looks and feels more even-textured and toned. I also use these days as an opportunity to treat my skin to my favourite mask whether that be something I wip up with my kitchen ingredients or a new one that I’m trying out. And the best bit of it all is being able to smother my gorgeous baby in kisses all over without worrying about that orange residue smudging all over her clothes.
2. Mental health
You weren’t expecting this one right. I believe going makeup-free is just as important for your mental health. Especially in this day and age, where we are obsessed with being perfect. We are surrounded by snapchat and instagram filters that make us look flawless with the touch of a button and role models that are photoshopped to the unreal. It’s all fun and games until you dig a little deeper – no pun intended. Don’t get me wrong, I love makeup and filters too but I think that as women we need to learn how to be comfortable in our own skin just as much. I think this is important for our self-confidence and self-esteem. I’m a strong believer that you need to be at peace and harmony with yourself first so that you can be a good mother, sister, wife, friend and so forth. You need to love and accept yourself completely with all your flaws and going makeup-free is part of embracing and accepting yourself. This thought has become more paramount for me personally after becoming a mother. I’ve been doing a lot of self-reflection and I want to raise a confident young girl. Therefore we shouldn’t be defined by filters or how good our contour is and rather use makeup to enhance our natural beauty and that is all.
3. Saves money & time
God knows how much time and money we spend doing our makeup and always buying the newest bronzer or highlighter on the market..makeup-free days can allow you to save your favourite products and put them to better use. ohhh and the freedom of not having to spend time in the bathroom putting your face on everyday..bliss!
I hope this has helped you realise some of the benefits of going makeup-free from time to time. Just let your skin breathe and embrace your natural beauty..I know it can be daunting but I believe it’s not as bad as we make it out to be.
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