After 3 months of lockdown, isolating at home has probably tested your patience at one point. Learning to appreciate the little things and finding joy in things you didn’t previously can be grea...
After 3 months of lockdown, isolating at home has probably tested your patience at one point. Learning to appreciate the little things and finding joy in things you didn’t previously can be great for your mental health. For example, not wearing makeup every day. You’ll probably find that you are saving money as well as your skin loving you for this! So, what happens to your skin when you stop wearing makeup? Everyone is different but here are a few things that can happen…
Makeup can interfere with the skin’s natural regeneration cycle. That’s the cycle that keeps skin looking healthy and young. When you are makeup-free, your skin can regulate its natural exfoliation cycle much more effectively meaning the skin can be healthier as well and looking healthier.
This will probably be one of the first things you’ll notice. Makeup is full of chemicals such as fragrances, allergens and preservatives. These chemicals can irritate your skin causing dryness and uneven skin tone. Taking a makeup break improves the tone of your skin and increases the natural radiance of your complexion.
There’s no way to change the size of your pores – that’s determined by genetics – but you can make them appear smaller. Wearing makeup can stop the skin recalibrating its natural moisture level, which can lead it to overcompensate by producing excess oil. More oil means more chance of pores getting clogged, which makes them appear larger.
Makeup blocks the skin and can cause breakouts, blackheads and dullness – especially if it’s not properly removed. Letting skin breathe allows it to remove any leftover makeup residue and replenish its natural moisture level.
2nd July 2020