As much as I am a girly girl and love my make up, I know that wearing it every day is not great for my skin or health! I think it’s actually quite sad how so many of us feel we need to cover up our natural beauty with make up every single day. I now have at least 3 make up free days in the week and here’s some of reasons why you should too.
1. Make up can cause break outs and even acne due to the toxic ingredients in most products. This, I find, worsens if you workout with make up on as it clogs the pores. If you want to avoid that big zit then do not wear make up if you are going to have a sweaty workout! Instead go natural and embrace those naturally rosy cheeks and post work out glow!
2. You can sleep in! I can’t tell you how lovely the feeling is when you don’t have to allow that extra time and effort to do your make up every morning. It’s one less thing to think about plus you don’t have to weigh your handbag down with extra products to top up through the day. Get an extra 15 minutes in bed or make a yummy breakfast instead! My favourite thing to do instead of my make up is morning meditation.
3. You will gain confidence! I’m not going to lie, I do feel fabulous when my make up has gone really well and I feel “pretty” but when you spend a whole day out and about make up free, you start to embrace your flaws and build a confidence in yourself that isn’t because of a face full of make up. Make up shouldn’t make you feel more beautiful. You are beautiful anyway. Your soul will thank you for taking another towards loving yourself.
I’ve recently felt a little more confident to go barefaced and I think this is due to self care, nourishing my body and my skincare routine. I cleanse and moisture every morning and evening with natural products and I also use a coffee scrub once of twice a week. The new beauty secret I have been using also is my Magnitone London Barefaced which is a deep cleansing and toning brush which uses Vibra-Sonic technology – a combination of sonic oscillations and vibrations for a really deep cleanse and massage. And it really gets your blood flowing which leaves your skin feeling super fit and healthy.
I’ve collaborated with Magnitone London to offer one of you guys a Magnitone Barefaced and a free Pilates reformer class with me as well as some other fun fitness goodies. I haven’t done a competition in ages and I am so excited to team up with a great brand that is encouraging girls to go barefaced! Please watch my video below on how to use the brush and see below the link to enter the competition…
Love, Lottie x
*This video was made in collaboration with Magnitone London but all views are my own and I would never collaborate with a brand that I wasn’t 100% passionate about and confident you guys will love to.