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Love The Skin You’re In

Why is it that every time you have a big event coming up, that annoying hanger-on you’re always trying to shake loose wants to come too? You know who I mean, don’t you? Spot. Pimple. Zit. They go by a few names.

Right before my graduation, Spot RSVP’d last minute. Luckily, I had a talented make-up artist on hand to make sure they faded into the background, but afterwards, I decided to do my best to make sure they wouldn’t turn up again. I challenged myself to go two weeks without makeup, here’s what happened:

  1. I had more time to get ready in the mornings. Although my makeup doesn’t take me ages, it was refreshing to be able to haphazardly wipe moisturiser on my face without worrying whether or not it was rubbed in properly or if it was the right colour.
  2. I realised that no one cared except me – no one commented on my change in facial routine or asked me if I was ill. In fact, when I told my friend about my challenge, he said he ‘hadn’t even noticed.’ This gave me a massive confidence boost as I’m usually quite self-conscious about my skin.
  3. I probably saved some money! I don’t know about you but my foundation is pretty expensive, and it has this great knack of running out every time I’m skint. Now, I can go without makeup for a week instead of appealing to Bank of Mum and Dad whenever my makeup runs out.

Go on, be brave and go bare! Spend that ten minutes you’d use on your face on an extra ten minutes in bed, stop worrying about your blusher cracking all over your new bag, and love the skin you’re in!

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