6 reasons why going barefaced is the best thing for you

We all love makeup for different reasons, but going barefaced can be so beneficial for you.

I went through different phases with makeup. For the longest time, I wasn’t allowed to wear makeup at all. I used to look at celebrities in magazines and movie stars and be in awe of their beauty. I would daydream about the looks I could create and the events where I could showcase those looks. As soon as I got permission to start wearing makeup, I went all in.

I would watch YouTube videos all day and practice with the drugstore makeup I could afford at the time. The bolder the look, the happier I was. It gave me a confidence boost. People were looking at me, and it made me feel good. I got so good with makeup that I became the makeup artist for my friends. I even made money by being a MUA for a little while.

After a few years, though, I realized I couldn’t leave my house without a full face of makeup. I couldn’t bear the thought of people seeing the texture of my natural face, the dark spots, the under eyes… I didn’t want people to see that.

The societal expectations became greater and greater with time, and I had to take a closer look inside myself. One of the things that helped me reduce the use of makeup was realizing how beneficial it was to go bare-faced.

I will share with you all the benefits of going barefaced, and I hope they will help you take that step toward staying as natural as possible. If you want me to share tips about this journey, let me know in the comments below; I would love to share that in a different post.

Why going barefaced is the best thing for you

Let your skin breathe

Makeup is not the same as skincare; it doesn’t get absorbed. Instead, each new layer of makeup stays on top of your skin, creating a barrier where the amount of oxygen getting through your skin is reduced.

This reduced oxygenation will affect your sebum production and your skin’s ability to hydrate itself. Oxygen helps regenerate elastin and collagen, making your skin look plumper and more youthful. When you don’t get that, your skin will look dull and age more quickly.

Reduces Breakouts

When wearing makeup, the lack of oxygen can create an overproduction of sebum, which will clog your pores over time. Taking breaks from makeup allows your skin to breathe and reduces your chances of breakouts.

Reduces Irritation

We often don’t realize the amount of chemicals that are in our makeup products. In the past, many products contained harsh chemicals such as parabens and sulfates, which can cause dryness, allergies, and irritation.

The hype for organic ingredients was not as prevalent back then, and even today, many companies lie about how great their ingredients are and use marketing to convenience everyone, making it difficult for consumers to choose wisely.

Gives you more time

One of the first benefits I noticed was the extra 30 minutes of sleep I was getting, or the breakfast I could enjoy at home. There is nothing better than waking up at 6 instead of 5 just to apply makeup. But the time saving isn’t just in the morning. Even in the evening, when you come back after a long day of school or work, and you don’t feel like removing all that makeup, going barefaced is a worry no more!

Better for your skincare

You might have the best skincare routine and products in the world, but it will never be 100% as efficient if you wear makeup daily because you are not allowing the active ingredients to work properly.

Saving money

During my makeup journey, I spent a few thousand dollars on all kinds of items. Every time I watched a video, I felt the need to get a new product. All those products ended up piling up and expiring in my drawers.

Since reducing the amount of makeup I wear, I no longer feel the need to buy new products constantly. I use up all my products, and since then, I have only repurchased a product when it was finished. I stick to my favorite products and always repurchase the ones I love and trust.

I went from spending $100 worth of makeup per month at 18 to $100 per year now at 28.

To conclude this, I just want to say that there is no problem is wearing makeup. If it makes you feel good and you enjoy it, do it! But give yourself a break from time to time. Your skin will be glad and the more you do it honestly, the less you will feel the need for makeup. You will appreciate your beauty a lot more and that’s priceless.

Until next time,



Sofyah Ov is the founder of Sofyahscorner. Through her travels, she emphasizes the art of living comfortably while adventuring, showing readers how to strike a harmonious balance between world exploration and the soft life. Having lived in 3 different continents, the writer, passionate traveler, and lifestyle enthusiast would love to teach you how you can have it all!

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