Here is a recent photo of me now, still with no foundation - I'm only wearing some minimal eye makeup, and a tinted lip balm.
|Yes you can even click on it for a larger image, because I know you want a close-up of my pores|
1. My foundation was actually a few shades too light for my skin tone
On the few occasions I decided to wear foundation (eg. to parties etc), I realized that I looked like I had a kabuki mask on. NOT a good look. It's weird how I never noticed this before.. I guess living in foundation, I must have thought the kabuki mask was how my face naturally looked.
2. The difference between hormonal and environment caused pimples
I can spot them now! I only get hormonal pimples now, and I know when I will get them. Recently, I trialled a few new beauty products and got different looking breakouts... they were more clustered, and were smaller.
3. All those little bumps on my skin were foundation caused
I used to have tiny little bumps on my skin. They were not obvious, and always seemed to be there, so I just thought my skin was rough. They are now gone!
4. My face goes red when I drink alcohol
This never used to happen. I guess the foundation masked it somewhat.
5. My face flushes/blushes easily
When it's hot, my face goes bright pink. Also never used to happen.
6. I'm noticing more signs of aging now
I guess I just never cared about signs of aging because I'd just slap some foundation on. I'm now noticing a difference in my skin texture... it's bugging me a little, but hey, we all have to grow old right?
7. I'm taking better care of my skin
No foundation means the skin you wear is well... the skin you wear.
8. It was a huge self-journey
Part of the reason why I wore foundation everyday was self-esteem issues. Having to not wear it meant combatting these issues, and now, I'm quite comfortable going barefaced.
If you've already tried going foundation-free, I would love to read about your experience. And if not, would you?