Quit shaming people who wear make-up

I wrote this a while ago, but I think it is still relevant.makeup shaminggreetings, hope you are well…

In the past few weeks I’ve come across several  pictures circulating around the web of women who basically “transform” between their before make-up picture and after make-up picture. In all honesty, after a little application of any type of make-up, be it a little eye liner or a full face make-up, we all look different from when we started with no make-up at all….

Some men and women ( I say this shamefully- because I think women should understand the most) have decided that these women who may feel as though they have NO choice but to wear full face make-up are funny and something to make fun of.

It isn’t

Looking at these pictures, the women appear to have either really bad acne or are suffering from hyper pigmentation. Living in a society where there are an ABUNDANCE of skin-care products and routines floating around promoting clear skin, I ask, is it not normal that these women want to have even toned or clear skin too? And for them, their only way to achieve it is wearing excess makeup.

Unfortunately, people are mean and inconsiderate and have decided to shame them for not have flawless skin and wearing makeup. I see comments about how these women are deceiving men and I think to myself, this isn’t about men, its about self.

From my experience, I can honestly say I wear makeup to please myself. I know many women who do too. No one is out here applying their make up with thoughts of deceiving men or people. Makeup enhances our features, so it is really pleasing to look at yourself after applying even a bit of mascara and think yourself ” I am fine looking person”….

Anyways, my point is or was, not all of us are lucky to have blemish-free faces and that is okay. Accepting your face as is, is wonderful and beautiful and that’s what we all want. But wearing make-up because you want to cover blemishes is okay too and you are still beautiful. It’s not funny. Love yourself the way you need to. Be it with make up or not. It’s whatever brings you joy and gets you through the day.

stay true!

Minimalism for Beginners: Skin Care edition

I’ve been attempting to live this minimalist lifestyle and I want to incorporate in every aspect of my life.

Today, I’ll be sharing how I’ve minimized my skincare products. I used to be one of those people that purchased every suggested skincare product and I ended up with tons of products. I had so many that I didn’t know which product was doing what or which one was working and not working out for me. img_3111-2My selection process for minimizing my skincare products came easily to me. I thought of my needs and convenience. For me, a good skincare regime has a cleanser and a moisturizer and an occasional scrub to remove the dead skin cells.

So 3 needs, 3 products. It’s so simple! I used to have 3 different facial cleansers. WHY?img_3112-2

I also reserved these 2 things for the days I wear make-up. A toner acts like an additional cleanser after I’ve used my actual cleanser the eye makeup remover is for the days I wear heavy eye make-up.

I’v been using these 5 products for months now, and I’ve noticed how effective they are because they all have a purpose and they get to fully live it without other products interfering.

How do you choose products for your skincare routines?