8 Reasons To Not Wear Makeup
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8 Reasons To Not Wear Makeup

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8 Reasons To Not Wear Makeup
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I don’t wear makeup. For some reason, so many young people today feel the need to wear makeup. Sometimes wearing makeup is used as a confidence booster. Other times people use it to cover what they perceive as facial flaws. And I get it. We all have things were self-conscious about and we all want to express ourselves. I personally, choose not to wear makeup in my everyday life.

Here is a list of reasons why I opt to not wear makeup in my everyday life, and you should too.

1. I don’t care what other people think.

If someone thinks little of me because I choose not to cover my face with products which are filled with chemicals and that will only lead to clogged pores, that’s their problem.

2. Makeup is expensive!

I’m sorry but I’d rather save my money or spend it on things for my home, my pets, family, or adventures.

3. It takes way too much time to apply.

I struggle to understand who has the time to apply makeup every morning. I don’t even blow dry my hair. Ever. I would much rather spend that half hour or longer which is used for applying makeup catching some extra Zzz’s.

4. Every time I do wear makeup, I get an inch on my face.

When I get an itch on my face I scratch it. When I scratch it and have makeup on, it smudges and makes me look funny.

5. I wore makeup every day for a while in high school, and on the days when I didn’t have time to put “my face on” in the morning, I didn’t feel like myself.

I don’t want to not feel like a whole person when I don’t wear something. I want to be authentically me, all the time.

6. There are too many different makeup techniques to master.

Let’s face it; unless you’re doing the bare minimum when it comes to makeup, you have to practice the application process. If you don’t, there is always the possibility you will look foolish, and I for one, don’t have the energy to spend on practicing the art which is makeup application.

7. I don’t know about you, but makeup removal can be a real pain.

Especially waterproof mascara. Now I know what you’re thinking: “Why wear waterproof mascara?” Well, for one thing, I go to the pool pretty frequently and for another, I’m a crier. There’s really no telling what will make me burst into tears. A song on the radio? A movie? A cute puppy running around the yard? I don’t enjoy having to spend 20 plus minutes rubbing at my eyes to ensure I have removed every drop that is that liquid magic.

8. I’m just plain not into it.

There’s so much more I’d rather be doing than applying and removing makeup.

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