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I fill my brows a bit just so they look a little fuller and I use chapstick and spot conceal my acne marks if I need to. For the most part I never wear a full face. I feel like it just looks weird on me.
Also this >>79192>it just feels dirty
agreed, I feel very gross when I wear makeup even though I know it's fine and I properly prepare my skin for it and stuff. I might just be sensitive to having products on my skin though. I can't stand hand cream either.
I used to be a makeup artist, loved doing elaborate makeup, own a fucking ton of it, looked down my nose at the girls who look like clowns working in department stores here who slather on way too tanned foundation and nike tick brows and just look like they're really fucking overcompensating. It always irked me that people thought more makeup = beautiful. It doesn't enhance your features at that point, just makes you look like a retarded caricature.
I would spent about 30 minutes before work doing a base foundation, and nice classic makeup, but over the years I just grew sick of it. I have always had an admiration for girls I pass by or see who are rocking a bare face, regardless of what they look like. I think it looks so clean and comfy and most of all, unique.
If I do makeup now, I do bb cream, some light highlighter from Lush, mascara, brows and rosy lip balm, and I usually take it off as soon as I'm home. When I wore a lot of makeup I think seeing these beautiful girls baring their faces and looking like themselves gave me the confidence to do the same, even though I'm sooo fucking sick of hearing "you look sooo different with no makeup". Just… I don't want to hear it, I am tired of makeup being fuckin central in daily life now.
Hello comrade, I only wear makeup for occasions that call for it. Like weddings, pictures for my work card, when I had job interviews.
I don't wear makeup daily, I just don't have the time and don't really need it since after high school my face cleared up. Skincare/hair care is more important to me and makeup is like the icing on top. The only time I wear my makeup back to back during the week is when I visit my sisters who like to do the insta baddie makeup and constantly takes pictures, and that's the only time I'll put someone on my face consistently.
I actually got some lactic acid online and made one myself for cheap (I’m a nerd, don’t do this), but you can take your pick of the over the counter $15-25+ DIY peels or
spring for a stronger, more expensive one. Pay attention to the percentage of lactic acid in the peel you use, If you want the best results, see a dermatologist for a really strong peel, but tbh if you’re gonna spend that money just save up for fraxal laser scar removal (best scar removal procedure). Basically they all work the same, it just depends on your skin sensitivity and your patience. Use a weaker one more often for more gradual results (if you have sensitive skin), or use a stronger one less often for more dramatic results (but beware skin irritation). Follow all instructions on the packaging of whatever you buy!!! Whatever you do, make sure to keep your face clean, don’t touch your skin, wear sun protection, and moisturize. You’re still putting acid on your face, so it’s important to take care of your skin after you do the peels (and in general ofc).
I did also start out with “beginner” scar removal stuff like lemon juice/honey scrubs and caking on sunscreen to prevent further scar darkening, so by the time I graduated to the lactic acid I guess I weakened them? Lol.
Obviously I still have the texture scars and pitted scars but all I have to do it throw a filter on my selfies or do a quick shoop and you can’t even tell because I don’t have redness to worry about anymore. I still have my gripes with my skin, but the red spots aren’t one of them anymore (sorry if this post sucks, I’m still rolling for 420!).