|(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!