Love Yourself | With or Without Makeup

before and after makeup

I found that there are so many people out there that don’t feel comfortable in their own skin that have to wear makeup even if they go to the shop around the corner. And I totally accept and understand that as I sometimes am like that when I do that many night shifts that I look like I just came back from the death. 

And I do find myself feeling a bit uncomfortable when friends come to my place and I don’t have make up on. Silly I know but it is just that they are so used to see me with makeup that every time they catch me without it, they just ask why do I look so tired. And that is not a nice thing to hear when you know you had four days off! That is just the way I look. Pale, with dark circles and bags under my eyes and guess what? I accept myself like that and I love it.

Two years ago I didn’t know what it was to have foundation on. I just used to apply black eyeliner on my water line and mascara, put on a lip balm and I was good to go. And I felt comfortable with myself. I always did.

But then I was introduced to makeup, a thing that I now love, and I got used to have a flawless and healthy looking skin. A skin with a beautiful glow without feeling uncomfortable and that my skin couldn’t breathe. And so, after finding all of this, I wore makeup almost every day , as long as I wasn’t on my day off.

Then I started to notice that even if it was to go in a rush to the post to get a parcel, I couldn’t go without make up. I had to hide my dark circles, freckles and imperfections. I would feel strange without it. And I didn’t like this feeling. The feeling of not feeling myself and confident in my own skin.

I don’t have acne, scars or anything that many people have and struggle with it every day. I have an healthy skin. Dry, but healthy. I always remove my makeup very well. The one thing that I didn’t use to do was apply moisturizer every day. I am lazy and I used to get away with that. 

Now, I am much more careful and caring with my skin. I wash my face with the Korres Milk Proteins Foaming Cleanser that I got in my Cohorted beauty box and it smells and feels amazing on your skin. It leaves my skin very soft.

After that I apply the Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser Clear . I know that it is a primer but I found out that my skin looks so much healthier on the next day if I apply this at night and on top of it I apply my Nivea Visage Day Cream for Dry/Sensitive Skin.

I will be honest with you: since I started doing this every night I felt so much better and confident with my skin. The skin on my face was not dry anymore and lifeless. It has a natural glow that I love and feel more comfortable. And also, if I do apply makeup (for example on a work day), the foundation goes on so much smoother and lasts longer.

Sometimes, all you need to do is be a little bit more caring with yourself, you deserve it. And for the others not to judge and comment about the way you look, you need to love yourself first and feel comfortable without any “photoshop” on your face.

I already do… do you?