Why You Should Take a Break from Makeup

We all know that when we’re feeling down, one of the best things to do is take a break from our routine. For some people, this might mean taking a day off work or skipping a workout. But for makeup lovers, it might mean taking a break from wearing any makeup at all.

Makeup can be a fun hobby to have, but it can also become expensive and time-consuming. There are many makeup products out there that you could spend your whole paycheck on! It’s important to take some time for yourself every day without the pressures of spending money or worrying about how you look. You deserve it!

How taking a skincare break?

There are a few reasons why you should consider taking a break from wearing makeup. For one, it can be refreshing to let your skin breathe. Second, it can be a great way to give your skin time to heal if you’ve been having some skin problems. And third, it can help you appreciate your natural beauty more.

If you’re not sure how to go about taking a break from makeup, here are a few tips:

  1. Start by going makeup-free for one day a week.

If you’re not used to going without makeup, start by going without it for one day a week. This will give your skin a chance to breathe and will help you get used to the feeling of not wearing any makeup.

  1. Try using natural beauty products.

There are many great natural beauty products out there that can help you look and feel your best without using any makeup. Some of my favorites include Tata Harper, Juice Beauty, and RMS Beauty.

  1. Use less makeup when you do wear it.

When you do decide to wear makeup, make sure you’re using less of it than usual. Just applying a little bit can make your skin look like it has way more coverage than usual.

  1. Get creative with the makeup you do wear.

Instead of wearing foundation, try using bronzer or blush to give your skin some color and dimension instead. And if you usually only use black eyeliner on your upper lid, why not try brown? There are plenty of other colors out there that will look great and still allow your natural beauty to shine through! 🙂

taking a skincare breakBenefits of taking a break from makeup

Helps recovery of skin: Taking a break from makeup will allow your skin to breathe and recover from clogged pores.

Better absorption of skincare products: Applying makeup on top of makeup is like building a house on top of another. All the layers block the absorption of serums and moisturizers, compromising their efficacy.

Helps prevent breakouts: Makeup can clog pores, causing pimples and blackheads; when you take regular breaks from wearing makeup, it will allow your pores to be cleansed and unclogged (read more about how pore cleansing helps reduce acne).

Calms Sensitive Skin: Wearing too much makeup for long periods can irritate sensitive skin, which is why it is important to allow your skin some time away from all the chemicals in makeup.

Your makeup will go on smoother: When you take a break from wearing makeup, your skin may still have clogged pores or dry patches, allowing your makeup to sit smoothly without creasing or settling into lines.

More even tone: Wearing foundation day in and day out creates an imbalance where certain areas receive more coverage than others, thus creating an uneven tone. Taking regular breaks will give your skin the chance to repair any damage caused by the foundation, sun exposure, etc. until your face becomes closer to having an even tone.