Today I willingly did something that would need happen except under dire emergency. I went to work without one bit of makeup. Nope, not a stitch.
I wasn’t running late for work this morning, in fact I had tons of time to go through my usual routine. I sat at my vanity and began to pull out the products I wanted to use when I really looked at my skin in the mirror. I look like I’ve been through hell. My skin is so dry it’s flakey, but around my eyes is a total oil slick. I’ve got angry red bumps along my jaw and cheek bone. All in all, my skin was just screaming for a break.
I sat at my vanity for what felt like an eternity struggling with the very concept of my bare face when I decided to take the plunge. No makeup for me today!
I had already cleansed my face earlier, but decided to have another go and swipe some micellar water on a cotton round across my skin. Surprise, surprise. It was still really gross.
Afterward, I decided to be a little more thorough with my morning skin care. I went with a nutrient packed eye cream, hyaluronic acid, lash serum, moisturizer, sunscreen, and a thick lip balm.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I was super nervous about actually leaving my house with no makeup on. I felt I needed this break for my skin, but a lot of self-conscious worries bubbled up. Thankfully, no one has said one peep.
Some times you need to step outside of yourself to really hear what your body is telling you and don’t be afraid to take care of you. It’s only been a day, but the brief reprieve and a severe uptake in water has already made a world of difference. I’ll tell you one thing though, I’ll do all of this again tomorrow if I need to!