I’m extremely proud of the way I’ve tackled the negative feelings that were developing inside my head about myself. I decided to challenge myself and it resulted in growth.
The story here is about what happened when I got very interested in makeup. Me, a girl who never used foundation until I was 17, had now become extremely ensnared by the charms of a really beat face. I was wearing makeup everyday day I could…”Just for practice”, I would say to people, “I know I don’t need it”. This was kinda true, of course, but as I purchased more and more product and used them day after day, it became a sort of dependency that I couldn’t explain.
Why did I feel uncomfortable in my own skin? Refusing to take pictures or go out until I “put on” my face, I realize now that I didn’t think I was pretty enough until I had on a layer (or two) of some brown liquid.
As the quality of my skin – which people once complimented me on – deteriorated, I began to realize the problem was not just how badly I ate or how much water I drank, it was much deeper than that. My skin simply could not breathe, Products were not doing any good for my skin, and lastly, I was not feeling confident. And it showed.
The past few pictures were from this week; my first week of no makeup. This is nothing new, or special. It’s no big deal. But for me personally, its more than just a lack of product, but a presence of confidence. I am holding myself to this challenge for 3 weeks (takes 21 days to form a habit, right?).
This is not a makeup bashing post, but more promoting self confidence and feeling good in your own skin. I’m not rushing to throw away my makeup collection….just gonna make these products last me a little longer. (You know this struggle, right ladies?).
What have I learned? Love your skin and it’ll love you right back!