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I made it! Seven days without makeup and it really wasn’t that bad. I survived! No, I flourished! I became enlightened about my appearance all because of the last week.
The allergic reaction that caused this product purge has cleared up; I haven’t wanted to scratch my eyes out for five days now. My skin is surprisingly clear even though I didn’t wash my face with soap for a week! And my self-esteem has been boosted by all the wonderful supportive comments I’ve received from friends. (You like me, you really like me!)
This week I learned a lot of things about myself. I learned that I wasn’t all that confident in my appearance without the crutch of makeup. I’ve learned that I should be more confident about the face nature gave me. I’ve definitely learned that I am my own worse critic. And I’ve realized that I have an addiction to eyeliner. It’s been so strange to look at myself this week without it. However now that I’m not wearing it I think, and others have also said, that eyeliner actually makes me look a bit older; so with that the fresh face has won!
Today I even embraced my natural curls and let my hair air dry. I’ll also take this moment to point out that I reclaimed my natural color a few years ago and feel so much better for doing that. My hair thanks me, as does my wallet. So thank you allergic reaction for teaching me about natural beauty and for helping me see that less is more.
If any of you are thinking doing your own no-makeup diet I highly encourage it. You’ll learn a lot about yourself and your concept of beauty. Plus I’m sure your experience will be easier since you wont be fighting off a strange itchy eye allergy like I was.
For motivation here’s Stars without their makeup. It made me feel much better. http://stars-without-makeup.info/
Thankfully my eye itchiness and red puffy yet chapped lids have healed and returned to normal. I’ve successfully kept the cat out of my room for five days now. I haven’t washed my face with anything but water, especially not any of my new expensive products. I’ve even been able to sleep in for the last two days- Hallelujah!! So I think I’m in the clear, which is why it is so fricking hard not to cave and go back to wearing makeup, especially since I caved the other night.
One thing that happened this lazy day was that I went for brunch with my friend Donna who was convinced I was wearing eye shadow. I wasn’t. It’s just the way my skin looks different on my lid versus my eyebrow/bone area. Other than that she didn’t say much about my look, she’s just not that kind of girl.
For day five of this Doctor enforced experiment I really don’t have much to report. My eyes are feeling better. I wish I knew what the cause was. The cat hates me now that I’ve been avoiding it all week. And thankfully my skin is still pretty clear- but I think I owe most of that to the fact that I’m long out of puberty.
Two more days to go!