Honestly, girls and boys, give up the makeup for the uneven skin! Give up the foundation! Since I have stopped wearing foundation the acne on my face has gone down dramatically! I know it’s tough when you’ve got a face full of pimples but trust me it is worth it and will make them clear up quickly! Foundation or make up for uneven skin clogs the pores and suffocates the skin, your skin needs to let it breathe, especially if you are acne prone.
It stops UV rays from getting to the skin which also makes your skin that pasty color. Or at least if you are going to wear foundation make sure you are washing it off properly at night! Falling asleep with your makeup on can lead to bacterial infections and clogged pores, which can cause acne. And, the residue that stays on your pillow can even make you sick. Keep makeup wipes next to your bed so you don’t forget to take it off at night.
Summer is upon us and hot, humid weather is no time for foundation. It just feels icky and sticky as it slides off your face. Also, if you are doing summer activities like visiting the beach, doing yoga, or going hiking, sweating off your makeup is no fun. Summer time is truly the best time of year to go makeup free because the sun gives you that extra bit of color that you usually get from makeup. Even with very fair skin and sunscreen, I get a light sunkissed look in the summer.
So, instead of caking on extra bronzer, go outside, have fun with your friends, and get an awesome summer glow. Instead of applying your makeup for 20 minutes, go outside and enjoy the beautiful weather! There are so many fun things to do in the summer, so why waste your time indoors? If you get a vacation, your skin should get one too! Stop putting chemicals and creams on your face and let your pores breathe — your skin will look warmer and brighter after just a few days.
If you don't have makeup as a backup, you are more likely to take care of your skin properly. I didn't realize this until I went makeup free myself. I found that I ate healthier, drank more water, performed hydrating face masks, moisturized more frequently, and did the things I knew would be good for my personal preferences and routine. Give it a go, you won’t be disappointed with the results!