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/