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Sarah-108 , 28 May 2012

Going Makeup-less

I want to know how you all feel about going without makeup. I never wear makeup when I'm around the house, but as soon as I go out in public it's like my security blanket. I have gotten to a point where I don't have acne and I don't pick my chin and nose, so I actually don't cover those areas with makeup anymore. My problem is my eyes. I had a bit of a relapse yesterday and now I have nice red marks all over below my eyebrows. I want more than anything to make them disappear today. I feel hideous and ugly, but in reality I know I shouldn't be covering my scabs. I want to go to my bartending course all this week without putting makeup on, but I am so scared. I just want to stop worrying about applying so many layers of makeup and drying the area out. The dryer it is the more I want to pick. It is such an awful cycle. I just want the courage to not wear a mask on my face. I really don't know how to do it though. Do any of you go makeup-less and if so how do you do it? What motivates you muster up the confidence to show the world the real you?
1 Answer
May 29, 2012
Hi Sarah. After many years of my own picking struggle, I have multiple scars. Make-up is an absolute necessity. I honestly could not leave the house without applying it as I would feel far too self conscious. Only my husband sees me without it and sometimes I even use concealer around him. Yes, it feels like make-up is a real crutch. Ideally, I'd like to go without or minimal make-up all the time. But, that just isn't reality. With the make-up I have the ability to face the world with more confidence and allowed to live a more normal life. Try to use organic, skin friendly make-up. At least it shouldn't harm your skin any further. I wish you the very best of luck.

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