Whether it is to camouflage your little complexes in order to feel more confident or simply for the love of makeup, applying makeup is available to everyone, according to their desires, and without being judged. There are also as many reasons to wear makeup as there are people who wear makeup. But for some, it takes on another dimension. It is impossible to imagine going out to look for their baguette at the corner of the street without being made up for example, otherwise they will be “too ugly”. Make up then becomes a daily constraint. For these people, going out without makeup is a huge step forward in building self-confidence. If you are concerned, here are some tips to get there and take it easy.
1 – Understand why we wear makeup: a lack of self-confidence?
There are many who do not want to show their pimples, their oily skin, their dark circles, their big nose or their wrinkles. It is actually quite natural to have complexes in an ultra-standardized company like ours. We are in fact constantly advised to make these “defects” disappear; as if we couldn’t to be sufficiently beautiful and beautiful as we are…
the make-up can also be a simple accessory allowing you to pimp your look, a way to express yourself, to stand out, to showcase yourself. Corn when makeup stops being a pleasure and becomes a necessity to go out, to see people, you have to sound the little alarm bell.
In a systematic, even obsessive use, without which one will not move from home, there is probably a lack of self-confidence. Makeup is just a symptom in this case. Usually to accept yourself completely, stopping makeup is not the miracle solution. It is indeed a long journey, and it is often necessary to be helped by relatives and / or professionals in order to regain self-confidence and appearance.
2 – Remove a make up element one after the other
As briefly explained above, get naked. does not necessarily happen overnight. It is a process that requires a lot of willpower and a certain investment of time. A technique thus comes up a lot in the testimonies of people who have stopped make-up.
It resembles that of people who want to quit smoking: it is abouteliminate artifice by artifice, little by little. In other words, we get rid of a new make-up element on our face, at the start of each week: first the mascara, then the lipstick, then the foundation. Each advance can represent a really satisfying little victory.
3 – To be in good health is to be beautiful
A healthy person is naturally more beautiful. You can feel it when you have had a good night’s sleep, for example: you wake up with less dark circles, your face fresher. In order to fully assume without makeup, we can then capitalize on the benefits of sleep, by replacing her morning makeup routine with… an extended night!
The skin also reflects the internal state of our body. Even skin, which reflects light well and without (or few) imperfections is sign of a healthy digestive system and sufficient hydration. If we learned more to take care of our body rather than camouflage supposed faults, we would surely feel less the need to adopt makeup.
4 – Make its complex an exceptional quality
Assuming your complexes to make it a strength is easier said than done, we grant you. But the effect is liberating! In addition, there is nothing more radiant than a person who lives well with his faults (or at least what she takes for a fault).
Take a closer look at the faces of other people around you, you will see that you are not the only person having to deal with complexes. The minute you realize that no one is perfect, pleasing everyone with flawless skin will suddenly feel less oppressive.
5 – Remember that … nobody cares
Finally, no one pays attention to our flaws as much as we do. People don’t notice it. Usually their heads are elsewhere and have other things to do than scrutinize you in the street, to judge you. Surely it’s not even you who noticed that acne pimple on your chin. Thus, at the first attempt to exit naturally, we quickly realize that the experience has no dramatic consequences.
Off the street, it can be more complex, it’s true. Especially for the youngest in school, where the risks of mockery from peers are unfortunately not always only in their heads. In this case, you have to take your time, don’t put pressure on yourself. If we are not ready to create and collect a general buzz, we can come back to point 2: gradually remove make-up elements. The comrades will see nothing but fire!
6 – Take care of your skin differently
Unless your skin and your skincare routine is flawless (you remove your makeup every night without exception, you hydrate and nourish your skin properly, etc.), you may need to care provided by a professional. Their advice can indeed be very valuable when deciding to go no-make up.
Every skin is different. So you might find out which cream, mask, or exfoliant would be totally good for your skin type. It is also an opportunity to offer yourself a facial massage, to try things during the process of getting naked. Not only you will come out with radiant skin, but you will expose yourself more to your natural beauty, isn’t that wonderful!
7 – consume less, but better
Most cosmetics on the market contain dangerous perfluorinated chemicals for health. In order not to ruin your skin or your health (and that of the planet by the way), you can learn about more natural products; even if it means doing them yourself, in Do-It-Yourself.
As a bonus, by investing in better products and wearing less makeup, we save a lot in the long term, and we do less harm to our environment!
8 – Compliment yourself naked in front of the mirror
One last tip: make self-love a ritual. On a regular basis, we can look at ourselves in the mirror, naked, and compliment ourselves. We look for what we like about ourselves, what makes us unique, and we boost our ego with “I have beautiful eyes, I know”.
It doesn’t have to be just about his looks. We can also love his courage, congratulate oneself on the efforts made. It turns out to be very effective in appreciating yourself at its true value, getting to know yourself better and thus loving yourself as you are.
And you, how do you relate to makeup? Share your thoughts on the forum The Body Optimist, in the corner Beauty, Make-up.