What Happens When You Stop Wearing Makeup

What Happens When You Stop Wearing Makeup

We know what you’re thinking: “What happens when I stop wearing makeup?”

If you’re anything like us, then we bet that you’ve had this thought at some point.

We all need a break sometimes and, let’s face it, there are times in life when we just don’t want to wear makeup.

So why not take the time to explore what happens when you stop wearing makeup?

This article talks about what happens when women stop wearing makeup.

Let’s dive in.

1. Your acne or skin irritation may clear up

The first thing you’ll notice is your skin will be clearer and healthier.

The simple truth is overuse of makeup can cause skin breakouts or skin irritations in general.

Simply put, the more you wear makeup, the worse your skin gets.

According to dermatologists, “The more you cleanse & apply makeup, the worse your skin can get.

Removing makeup often isn’t enough because there are still bacteria in it that causes acne.”

As long as you’re wearing makeup on your face or body, it traps dirt and oil, which will accumulate, causing breakouts.

The question is: are you struggle with acne or skin irritation?

If you find yourself in this situation, you should try going without makeup for a while to see if your skin improves.

2. You Become More Confident

Being able to step into the world with or without makeup is a confident booster.

In fact, it means you accept yourself and be comfortable in your own skin.

When you stop wearing makeup, you may notice a boost in your self-esteem as well as other’s perceptions of you.

For some people, removing makeup can even make them feel prettier since they’re not hiding behind a mask all day long.

In short, you will feel better about yourself for embracing who you are, not what society says is beautiful or desirable.

Read on: 8 simple hacks to look good without makeup.

3. Your skin becomes less dry

We tend to think that oily skin looks bad, but the truth is that it’s actually a sign of good health.

Unfortunately, using makeup can make oily skin appear dull, and flaky and even cause dry patches to form on your face.

Taking a break from makeup can help your skin balance out its oil production and reduce dryness.

4. You’ll be less prone to bacteria on your face

Germs like the herpes virus and the flu can stay alive on lipstick for weeks.

As if that wasn’t bad enough, your makeup may carry poop particles too.

If you wear makeup every day, it can hold on to those germs and transfer them back onto your face.

But when you stop wearing makeup, it eliminates the risk of transferring germs to your face.

5. You’ll be less prone to eye infections

If your mascara isn’t stored in a clean container or hasn’t been properly cleaned, it can cause infections.

Also, mascara has some preservatives that can cause pink eyes (conjunctivitis) in some people.

Eye infections are serious and will cause blurry vision, pain around the eyes, redness, swelling of the eyelids, and discharge from the eye.

Fortunately, if you stop wearing makeup, your risk of catching an infection is significantly lowered.

6. You’ll have more time in the morning

If you’re anything like me, then you know that finding motivation in the morning is difficult.

But when you stop wearing makeup, it could make getting up and leaving the house easier because of one less decision to make.

Additionally, you may save yourself some time in the morning by not spending a long amount of hours on your look or worrying about smudging and so on.

The bottom line is when you stop wearing makeup, you’ll be able to get ready faster and spend more time on the things that matter.

7. You’ll be less prone to wrinkles

One of the biggest reasons people wear makeup is to prevent wrinkles.

It’s important for everyone to take care of their skin, but using makeup every day may not be the best solution.

According to dermatologists, “Using a moisturizer is better than wearing makeup in the long term because it helps to maintain healthy skin cells.”

Of course, when you stop wearing makeup, you’ll give your skin time to breathe and allow it to recover from being over-dried or irritated by cosmetics products.

In time, this will reduce the appearance of wrinkles and other imperfections that can accumulate over time.

8. Your skin will be hydrated

If you’re wearing a lot of foundation and other heavy makeup, you can actually feel your skin getting dehydrated.

This is because when you wear so much cosmetic product on your skin, it can’t breathe, and the moisture gets sucked out of it.

When you stop wearing makeup, your skin will recover and produce more natural oils to keep itself hydrated.

9. You can sleep better

First of all, sleeping with makeup on is never a good idea since it can cause skin problems (acne, pimples).

But the most important reason why you should consider removing your makeup at night is that you can sleep better.

With all this makeup on your face, chances are you sweat.  

When you don’t remove your makeup before going to bed, it will stick to the bedding, and all that sweat, dirt, and germs will be transferred to your pillow.

This can also happen if you wear too much foundation since it has a higher concentration of perfume which attracts dirt.  

So, take the time to remove your makeup before you go to bed. So you can sleep without any worries.

Read more: how to remove makeup properly, according to dermatologists.

10. You’ll look younger in selfies

If you don’t want to look older than you actually are, then stop wearing a heavy foundation or concealer before taking a selfie.

Here’s why:

The bright flash from a camera can actually highlight fine lines, which makes them more noticeable.

In addition, harsh lighting from a camera flash made be flatter your skin, which can make it look older instead of younger.

When you stop wearing makeup, you’ll take selfies that show off your natural beauty.

11. You’ll save money

If you’re buying foundation, concealer, mascara, eyeliner, lipstick, and other expensive makeup products every week or month, chances are it costs you a lot of money.

By removing makeup, you’ll have fewer expenses and more money to spend on things that are important to you.

But what’s most important is feeling good about yourself without having to wear makeup all the time.