Saturday, April 9, 2016

The Benefits of Wearing No Makeup

benefits of no makeup

Coming from a girl who loves makeup with all her heart, it's a bit strange to be talking about ditching the products every once in a while. However, there are some great benefits to doing so and maybe writing about it will help me feel comfortable going a few days without makeup because that's definitely something I struggle with.

1. Your Skin will Love You for it!
There's a never ending cycle to getting spots on your face and then covering them up with foundation and concealer. Although there are many different causes of blemishes, makeup is a liable culprit. When you wear products on your face all day, some of them are bound to get into your pores and clog them up! Also, some substances in your makeup may not always be the safest, or at least the healthiest. Even if it's just for a week, try going without makeup and I guarantee that your skin will thank you!

2. Major Confidence Boost!
If I'm being honest, I find this somewhat hard to believe, but I still believe it. When you don't wear makeup, your coming to peace with yourself on how you look and can focus more on who you are. But I do believe that building confidence with your bare face will take time. I tend to feel prettier when I have makeup on, and I'm not proud of it. It takes a heck of a lot of courage for me to step out of the house with no makeup on, let alone walk into school without it. It's silly to feel this way, which is why I want to work on it. Once you do build that confidence though, I'm sure you'll feel much happier.

3. It'll Save you Time!
I don't know about you, but I spend about half an hour or more putting on makeup. Sometimes I really do enjoy it, but other times it's just one big hassle. When all you have to do is wash your face and put on some moisturizer, your saving yourself half an hour of precious time that can be put towards doing something productive (like writing a blog post or watching Gossip Girl hehe). Especially in those early mornings when you're too tired to do anything, you'll really be thanking yourself for not worrying about applying makeup.

4. You'll Save Money!
Depending on the brand of makeup you buy, purchasing makeup can either add up quickly or just take a huge chunk out of your bank account all at once. Obviously, if you aren't wearing makeup, you don't need to buy any. Therefore, you're saving money. Money that can be put towards skincare and clothes hehe.

5. You can Fall Asleep Whenever!
Whether it's a nap or falling asleep while watching a movie at night, both just cause problems when you're wearing makeup. When you nap, often times your makeup will smear on a pillow or perhaps you're like me and your eyes water. Then if you fall asleep for the night, not only will your skin hate you and your pillow will have mascara flakes on it, you'll have a bad case of crusty, day-old, makeup eyes. And believe me, it's just as bad as it sounds.

Hopefully you feel inspired to be bold and not wear any makeup. Or at least just try it every once in a while. I'm going to start trying myself. Hope you're having a great weekend!