Let's not be cynical, psychical appearance matters, it always does. And it's not about the times when you go to carnivals or Halloween, but the every day look, how do you want people to see you? Many people judge the girls who wear too much make-up, but babe, if they feel so pretty and fierce with it, what's your problem?
Now, let's see the benefits of wearing make-up and having good care of your skin.
1. Boost your confidence
It's all about working with what your mama gave you. You simply enhance the beauty mother nature has given to you. And when you see the beauty in you, others will do too. It's not about heavy, perfect make-up, even a minimal look can give a lot of strength. Because your skin is glowing, so should you.
2. Pay more attention to details
When you pay attention to every inch of your face it's natural you'll notice every corner and shadow. You find out your face is asymmetric and love yourself regardless, but more than that, you'll see faster little details. Soon after you'll start seeing those parts in other women and appreciate their beauty. "Wish I had a nose like that", "That eye shadow suits her so nice.", "Wish I had lips like hers." we are capable of saying things like that because we pay attention. You can also develop skill and precision if you apply make-up constantly.
3. Know yourself better
Using all your senses you'll find more about what you like and don't like. As I said in the beginning, appearance matters and not only for humans, but for product too. There are so many beauty products with cute designs or opposite, something to make you feel classy and mature. Your choice. You'll know to identify more textures, ingredients, color, scents; it's a whole universe to be discovered and so close to us. Getting to know what suits you best is also something to take into consideration.
4. It's a lifestyle
Here I'm talking more about the skincare. Because you develop a routine, you tend to be careful about certain things that affect your skin. So you start drinking more water, exercise and read labels. Don't laugh, it's a necessary thing if you want to protect the animals. Skincare means taking care of your body and mind more. A clear complexion and glowing skin aren't a caprice, but a necessity.
Make-up can create the illusion of perfect skin, but it can't do miracles. Have in mind that at the end of the day, make-up is washed away, but if your skin is healthy then you don't have to worry about popping out in front of your crush because you'll be the one crushing him/her with your natural beauty.
And even when we are talking of make-up, there are so many girls that uses it, it's impossible not to make a friend or two. Sharing the same interest always brought people together. Either you gossip about the new arrivals of your favorite store or criticize some products, there is a bond between ladies that can't be broken. The beauty community is larger than you think.
5. Spend quality time with yourself
When you apply make-up or put a mask it's just you and, well, you in the mirror. You think about your day or your face, but the most important thing is that for those moments you're the most important one in your life. You can always count on yourself before others so it's good to pamper yourself a bit. Looking in the mirror will facilitate you getting used to getting older for example. Making your identity stronger and your face known isn't a sign of showing off, but embracing who you are.
It is not about being shallow and not know life in deeper levels, but wearing make-up and taking care of your skin helps improving your life. Of course you waste time at first, but practice makes perfect and when you'll have a certain level of skills, then nobody is going to prevent you from shinning.
More than that, if you're not honest with your make-up then it's not really going to work. No matter what you wear, you have to feel good about yourself.
This post was an idea given to me by my old friend, Florin, you can see his blog right here! He began doing some guest posts with "5 reasons why" and I thought I should give you my opinion on why I use make-up and insist on taking care of the skin.
PS. Don't worry, M, my morning routine is coming soon. :P