What Happens When You Stop Wearing Makeup

For some people, wearing makeup can be a serious confidence booster. I can honestly say that I feel a little more beautiful when I have a little lipstick and my full face on. Unfortunately, as many people can confirm, wearing makeup every day, can wreak havoc on your skin, which is why isn't important to take a break every now and then. And if you're too worried about stepping out sans cat eye, you may want to consider the interesting things that happen to your skin when you stop wearing makeup for an extended period of time.

If you're used to wearing makeup on a daily basis, going bare face for even a week may be a stretch. Once you see the benefits of doing so, however, you'll wish you'd done it sooner. From having clearer skin to discovering your natural glow, going makeup free can potentially do amazing things for your skin. I'm not saying you can't contour ever again. I'm still a fan of wearing a full face when I want to add a little glam to my outing, but I've learned that nothing beats showcasing my natural face.

If you're interested in taking a break from your makeup routine, here are seven incredible things that can happen as a result


Your Breakouts Will Decrease

According to Cosmopolitan, if you stop wearing your makeup for a few weeks, breakouts will decrease or stop altogether. Since you are not closing off your pores and leaving product on your skin, there's no bacteria from makeup living on your face.


Your Pores Can Breathe

HuffPost noted that eliminating the use of makeup will also let your pores breathe. Makeup is filled with chemicals, so not wearing makeup for a few weeks help your pores appear smaller and give you an overall cleaner look and feel.


Your Skin Will Look Like It Has More Color

According to Women's Health, cutting out the makeup for a bit can actually make your skin look a lot healthier and colorful. Since you're not covering up your face with makeup, you'll be able to see the condition your skin is in and take care of it better. So, if you develop a good cleansing routine, there's no telling how flawless your skin will turn out.


Your Skin Won't Look So Oily

Livestrong noted that eliminating makeup out of your routine will help help your skin not seem so oily. Using oil-based foundations or powders will give your skin a slick appearance. So, if you're avoiding these products on your skin, you'll be able to control your shine a little better.


You'll Notice A Decrease In Skin Irritation

According to Bustle, the irritation of your skin will decrease when you stop wearing makeup. Since many makeup products have ingredients that may not be the best for your skin, it's easy for the skin to become irritated. By not using makeup, you'll avoid that problem.


You Decrease Your Risk Of An Eye Infection

As noted in the aforementioned HuffPost article, cutting back on makeup can also decrease your risk of an eye infection. Between possible bacteria that can grow on your eye makeup and potentially getting eyeliner in your eye, taking a break from wearing both can be a lifesaver.


Your Skin Won't Look So Dry

According to the aforementioned Livestrong article, your skin can also avoid looking dry if you cut back on wearing makeup. Some foundations and powders can also cause your skin to look dry, flaky, and dull. So, cutting it out of your daily routine for a few weeks can help keep your skin looking fresh and hydrated.