On The Surface: Becoming Makeup Free

For awhile now I’ve been wanting to stop wearing makeup. Although it is beautiful and artist are doing amazing things with it I never liked it for myself. I didn’t know how to apply it properly or find the right shade for my skin. It’s been more of a pain to me than an enhancement to my beauty.

In my early twenties I did not wear makeup. If I wore anything it was lipstick or gloss and mascara. I had beautifully clear skin. One of my coworkers called me a natural beauty. I disagreed, but to her the fact that I didn’t need makeup and still looked beautiful qualified me as such.

I long for the clear beautiful skin I had in my twenties. When I started gaining weight my skin started to breakout. The only time it was clear when I used a popular product sold online. It no longer works for me. Also I feel that I need to clear my skin from the inside out.

One of the things I hope to achieve in my healthy lifestyle journey is clear skin. I’ve switched (or switching its a process) to a plant based diet and other than my morning smoothie I will drink only water and tea. I do enjoy an adult beverage from time to time, but I will eventually cut that out as well.

I hope you will follow my journey as I document the changes in my skin and what tools I use to achieve. All post from this series will be titled “On The Surface” so it will be easy to find later. Have you gone through skin challenges? Share with us how you overcame them in the comments below.

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