Monday, August 19, 2013

My Week Long Makeup Fast

(L) Before | (R) After
I love trying out new makeup and skin care products. I think as a beauty blogger that is pretty much given and a “stating the obvious” kind of thing.

I recently had a breakout which kind of drove me insane. I doubled up on the foundation and concealer plus I tried out some skin care products but none seem to work. What have I done to my face? Honestly, trying out new products all at the same time may have contributed but the main reason I can come up with is because I wasn’t able to remove makeup so often before going to bed.

I have been so exhausted these past few weeks that after I got home from work, I’d be going straight to the sofa bed and relax a bit; but before I knew it, I already fell asleep and it’s like already 6AM in the morning. DAMN.

Two weeks ago, I went back to my favourite derm clinic in Malabon and had my IPL session. Ialso availed of their eyebrow threading that day and had my facial. As my facialist was removing my makeup and cleaning up my face, she was quite shocked to see my breakout. She said it wasn’t obvious because of my makeup. She got fooled, yeah! Hahaha! But at that time, it wasn’t very funny. I was worried. So after my facial, I went on a makeup fast. No makeup for one whole week. Did I survive?

I DID IT!

The only product I used on my face
It was a bit odd at first but I had to do it. I went to work with only my lip balm and lipstick on. No foundation, no concealer, hey even my brows weren’t filled in! That’s how I religiously followed my makeup fasting. As for the skin care products I used, I stopped them all (yes, even the moisturizers) and just used the Snoe It’s Oat-K, It’s Alright Foaming CleansingOil for sensitive skin. Since it says that it’s okay for those with sensitive skin, I thought it’ll work on me. No buts, just an “and.” And, yes, it worked on me.

(Top) Before | (Bottom) After
(L) Before | (R) After
After a week, I noticed how my breakouts walked away from my face and how I feel, still, beautiful even without my makeup on. Honestly, I can never go out without, at least, doing my eyebrows on and using even a tinted moisturizer and powder afterwards. But now, it’s different. Not only did the makeup fasting do my skin good; it also boosted my confidence that I can be beautiful with or without makeup. Plus it has also taught me a valuable lesson of avoiding procrastination. Hahaha!

So give your face a week-long rest every once in awhile. It will help you recover from a nasty breakout and it will actually give you more confidence - provided, of course, you graduate from the week-long makeup fast.

Has anyone here tried makeup fasting? Share your stories below. I’d love to read them!



26 comments:

  1. Cool, yah I bet we really need some makeup fasting. Its good for me that I don't really need to put my makeup on everyday since I got a homebase job.

    That make up remover sounds soo natural, how much does it costs?
    Thank you!

    Loving it!♥

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    1. Hello Jo-an, forgot exact price but around 400 bucks, I think. :)

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  2. Wow that looks awesome! I should try the Oat-K too, I've been hearing so much about it. I think that my face is starting to complain about all the products too and I'm breaking out. I've been using Celeteque's acne solutions and it's been good so far. But I think I need to try the fast too.

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    1. I think everyone needs a makeup fast esp if we've been using makeup far too long. Good luck on your makeup fast! :D

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  3. I did that not only for 1 week but for 9 months. I did not wear any makeup during my entire pregnancy with Ethan and it's actually doable. It's just that if you're used to wearing makeup like me, it's quite hard. Right after I gave birth, I kissed my makeup like we never met for a million years. Haha! I did this all for my baby :)

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    1. For 9 months! Nakakaloka! Haha! So this could be a prep for a future pregnancy perhaps? Hehe. xD

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  4. Will try it too. I have a lot of breakouts so I think I need this.

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  5. Wow, It worked amazingly on you!!! I'll definitely try that soon.

    http://beautychapter.tumblr.com

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    1. Would like to hear how it turns out for you, Steph! :)

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  6. This is why I super love Snoe.. hiyang na hiyang rin ako sa products nila.. as in :D super effective pa :D

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    1. Same here, Rhea. Never had any breakouts sa mga products nila :)

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  7. grabe i really need to try this brand. i havent tried make up fasting sis or is not wearing make up on the weekends can be considered as make up fasting hehe? ^^

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    1. Well, maybe it can passas a two-day makeup fasting? lol

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  8. wow! i do makeup fasting too pag may pimples! but this product is so good ha! would love to try!!

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    1. you should! it's worth every peso, rovie! :)

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  9. Awesome! I normally get breakouts after long hours of wearing foundation so literally this makes me head out to a nearest mall and look for Snoe's cleanser, stat! Thank you for sharing!

    Mitch
    http://feastfulife.wordpress.com/

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  10. kudos to you gellie! sana makaya ko rin walang makeup!! i'm still not confident with my skin kaya foundation or at least facial cream is a must before i go out. i think i need to invest in good skin care products na :P

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    1. Ako din. I'm slowly beginning to do so :)

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  11. Ooh I do that too whenever I break out! Sa start feel ko mukhang haggard ako, pero ok naman since nagcclear up yung skin. Motto: Anything for the skin! :D

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  12. omgggosh i need to do a makeup fast too!!! i've been wearing makeup so much lately.. and it's making me skin so dry and not happy!! your skin looks SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO SO amazing after your fast!! it's practically glowing!

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  13. Parang laging fasting sa akin haha since i'm not into make ups! But i heard that product na and it's good feedbacks though haven't tried using it pa. As of the moment i'm using Cetaphil. That products looks hiyang sa skin mo! Don't let it go. :)

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