Alicia Keys:"Every time I left the house, I would be worried if I didn't put on makeup," she wrote. "What if someone wanted a picture?? What if they POSTED it??? These were the insecure, superficial, but honest thoughts I was thinking. And all of it, one way or another, was based too much on what other people thought of me."
Here are the benefits known to all those women who do not really care about applying make-up on their faces:
1. We know our self-worth
Make-up can push our self-esteem - no doubt about it. However, many women build their self-esteem on their make-up, i.e. they depend on make-up to have self esteem at all. This cannot happen to those women who CAN go make-up free. We know that even without make-up on the face, we are valuable - just as nature has made us. Self-esteem has nothing to do with lipstick and mascara, but lies hidden in us. In each one of us!
2. We save time
Applying make-up is often time consuming. Sure, if we go out on the weekend, we can powder ourselves, as long as we want. But, every day to work? Where we have to sit for eight hours in front of PC or at cash register? Getting up the entire hour earlier? Sounds a little bit insane.
3. We save money
Make-up costs money. And everything that goes with it, such as make-up removal wipes, cotton pads, cleaners, etc. But where there is no make-up, there's no need for all of this – and it means saving twice
4. We have a strong sense of self
For those who have left the house only with make-up on for years, they feel strange going out without any makeup. But, why? If you want to inspire other people with beautiful make-up, it’s completely unnecessary (others will not even notice that you aren’t wearing any). If you want to please yourself with a nice make-up, it is okay on condition that you like yourself without it, too, and if make-up doesn’t affect your self-confidence. Women who do not wear make-up do not have this dilemma (luckily). They are very relaxed.
5. We do not have to worry about our skin
Make-up is a “foreign unnatural thing” on our skin. It naturally does not belong there. It does not nourish our skin, or care for it, it even ruins it. We prefer to use clear, cold water and, if necessary, some daily cream we trust. And that’s it. Skincare can be that easy.
6. It’s about sparking personality
Many women want to attract the attention of others with a made-up face. Others only need marvelous personality and attitude, and that works wonders on the environment. Such people do not need “artificial glitter” in order to shine and be noticed.