Let’s go makeup free for a WHOLE week!
Contents: My face and absolutely NO makeup!
What? No makeup AT ALL?!
A few weeks ago I decided to go an entire week without putting a dab of makeup on my face or neck. Makeup free for a whole week? Why?! Part of it was about seeing if I could stick to a routine, and part of it was to see if my skin would improve. I knew a week wouldn’t be enough to see a miraculous change, but it’s enough time to start a habit of better skincare. Let’s face it, who doesn’t want better looking skin?!
The whole point of my makeup free week was to improve my skin and stick to a skincare routine. It was not only about reducing the amount of makeup I wear, but also giving my skin some of the things it was missing. I paid more attention to the nutrients in my face washes and moisturizers, and tried new serums and cleansers that provide benefits I was needing.
What else did I do?
It’s no surprise that your skin needs moisture and SPF, but what about the things it doesn’t need? I cut out sugar when I could, and opted for up-do’s, instead of hairstyles that brought my hair across my face. I also kept my nails short and changed my pillowcase every other night.
Speaking of sleep, GET MORE! This one was a major fail for me. It happened to be a really busy week, so I wasn’t able to meet my goal of getting an extra hour of sleep each night. It’s still a goal of mine, though, and hopefully I can make it happen soon.
In addition to keeping my hair out of my face, I decided to reduce the amount of oil in my roots that build up overnight. If you really want to take this project to heart, keep your hair in a loose braid/elastic when you sleep so it doesn’t rub oils on your forehead or cheeks.
What about when I’m not wearing makeup?
I tried over a dozen new products over the course of the last few weeks so I could be as educated as possible when writing this post. My sister, the angel that she is, snagged me HUNDREDS of hair and makeup samples, and I tried the best skincare formulas just for you! Below are just SOME of my skincare saviors.
Exfoliators Mario Badescu – Botanical Exfoliating Scrub
Micro-dermabrasion Kiehl’s – Epidermal Re-Texturizing Micro-Dermabrasion
Skin Salve Kiehl’s – Centella Recovery Skin-Salve
Face Wipes NuFace by Carol Cole – Prep-N-Glow Cloths
Overnight Masks Clinique – Moisture Surge Overnight Mask
Cleansers Fresh – Soy Face Cleanser
Wrinkle Reducers Kiehl’s – Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate
I’ve also added my weekly face routine for you to try for yourself! Download the pdf in the link below and tape it to your bathroom mirror. Do your best to keep up with the beautification process, and start seeing some knockout results!
Download Weekly Face Routine Poster or click the “Pin It” button in the top left of the image to add it to your favorite beauty board!
P.S. Have any questions about any of these products? Just ask!
Like you, I can read the label and see that some of these products are pretty pricey. I would never spend $50+ on a serum that may or may not work, and I assume most readers think the same way. If you need some advice, or even a little encouragement to go an entire week without makeup, call on me! I will be your wing woman and help you commit to glowing skin.