Many women wear makeup every single day. It’s like our armour for life, and most women wouldn’t dream of leaving the house completely makeup free.
But when you hear some of the benefits of not wearing makeup daily, you’ll fit makeup free days into your weekly or monthly routine.
Most of the time, the only break our skin gets is during the night when we’re asleep. But the truth is, your skin needs a longer makeup-free break from time to time. And there are a lot of benefits to letting your skin breath for a couple of days here or there.
I initially decided to stop wearing makeup approximately 2 months before my wedding in 2018. Around the start of June 2018, I noticed my normally clear skin was starting to break out, which was possibly due to stress or hormonal changes.
I didn’t want to have a full breakout on my wedding day so I decided to avoid makeup for a while to see if that made a difference to my skin.
Don’t get me wrong, I know it can be difficult to go barefaced for a variety of reasons, even just for a day or two. As I said, we tend to use makeup as our armour for the world and we feel MUCH more confident when we look better.
Letting your skin breathe
It’s simple, wearing makeup clogs up your pores. Even if you fully remove your makeup at the end of the day, your pores will have been clogged up for over eight hours at least. By choosing not to wear makeup you can let your skin breathe for longer than just overnight.
Choosing to have a couple of barefaced days per week, or ditching makeup altogether, can lead to healthier, cleaner, more radiant skin.
If you can’t bear the thought of not wearing makeup then consider switching from foundation to a tinted moisturiser? There are some fabulous moisturisers on the market these days that will give your skin a sunkissed glow with all the benefits of skincare and makeup.
Fewer breakouts going makeup free
Wearing makeup daily can clog up your pores and increase the likelihood of breakouts.
Continuously trying to cover up breakouts with more makeup will only exacerbate the situation and cause your breakouts to last longer. Not to mention, become more painful.
Incorporating makeup-free days into your weekly or monthly routine can reduce the chances of your skin breaking out. If you do happen to suffer from a lot of spots or even acne, try including a good quality facial cleanser into your skincare regime.
More free time
Save yourself 30 minutes in the morning by not smothering your face with makeup.
In fact, enjoy an extra 30 minutes in bed. Or you could squeeze in a quick morning workout all in the time you would normally take to apply your makeup.
Going makeup free saves you money
By not wearing makeup every day you will save money. Depending on how much you would typically spend on your makeup will obviously factor into how much money you can save. However, your essentials will last longer and that’s a bonus all round.
Healing potential of a makeup free face
Going barefaced means that your skin can absorb all the healing products that you apply without any interruptions.
If you would normally apply moisturiser or facial serums, then add on a layer of foundation, the active vitamins and antioxidants in these products won’t work as they are supposed to.
Going barefaced from time to time will allow your moisturiser to fully engage with your skin and make a more beneficial impact.
So here’s the thing. For many women over 25, makeup can make you look older than your years. Unfortunately, it can sink into the lines and wrinkles on your face, giving them more definition. Which is the opposite effect of what many women want to achieve by wearing makeup?
Embracing a barefaced day or two in your monthly routine can remind people of how fresh and youthful you actually look.
I have to admit, since ditching the makeup on a daily basis before my wedding I have felt rather empowered. In fact, it is a complete rarity for me to actually wear makeup nowadays unless I am going on a night out or have a particular occasion in which I feel I need to apply some.
I love how fresh, clear and young my skins looks and feels. I am no longer interested in enhancing my natural face and I completely embrace the ‘real’ me.
There are many benefits to going barefaced on a regular basis such as improved skin, saving precious time in the morning and also saving some money.
Will you add in makeup-free days to your weekly or monthly routine? Let us know in the comments below!