I’m sure a lot of people have noticed that I don’t wear makeup. Although no one has ever asked, some may wonder why.
I’ve never really been into makeup that much. The most I ever routinely wore at once was eyeliner, eyeshadow, and mascara when I was a carhop at Chicken Express. And I just wore it so customers would be more likely to tip me.
How sad is that? Why should I make myself look better according to society in order to get more tips? I don’t even think it made a difference either way. What was the point? Since then, I have found several reasons not to wear makeup.
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Reasons I Don’t Wear Makeup
1. Makeup is loaded with chemicals.
I try to be careful about what I put in and on my body. Yes, I know that there is natural makeup, and if it wasn’t for the reasons below I would probably go that route. Check out this link for more info on the chemicals used in makeup.
2. It saves time.
If I need to go somewhere in the morning, I give myself 1 1/2 hours to get up and get the boys and myself ready. I do not want to spend thirty minutes extra applying makeup every time I need to go out. I have better things to do.
3. I don’t want my future daughters to think they need makeup to look pretty.
If our daughters see us putting on a face every time we go out, what are they going to do? Copy us. They start to ask if they can wear makeup at ridiculously young ages. So we go buy one of those cute little makeup kits for girls. Or even let them try out ours.
What’s the harm, right?
I see a neverending cycle of this. I want my daughters and all of theirs after them to feel confident and beautiful in the skin Yahweh(God) gave them!
4. I don’t want my sons to expect their future wives to wear makeup.
And if they marry wives who already wear it all the time, I want them to be the kind of husbands that tell them they don’t need it. That they are beautiful without it!
5. It saves money.
Did you know the average woman spends $15,000 on makeup in their lifetime! And the entire beauty industry is worth an astounding $382 billion globally! That’s just crazy to me! I do not want to be part of those statistics!
6. I don’t want compliments on my makeup.
If someone told me I looked pretty while I’m wearing a face full of makeup, the compliment just wouldn’t do as much as if I wasn’t wearing any. I still appreciate it, but I would rather receive a compliment on my natural face.
7. My husband doesn’t think I need it.
He tells me all day every day that I’m beautiful, despite not wearing makeup! I have to brag on him a little because he never leaves me feeling unwanted!
In fact, I have heard tons of men say that they love their wives just the way they are! A lot of them even prefer that they not have on a face full of makeup. If they’ve seen you without it and married you, odds are they love how you look without it!
8. I know my Heavenly Father created my face this exact way.
Why would I want to change the perfect work of His hand? No, I don’t think my face looks perfect, but He does! To me, wearing makeup again would be showing Him that His creation wasn’t good enough! That I have to enhance it for myself or for others! Nope, not gonna go there!
9. I want to focus less on my outward appearance.
Despite what other people think, you do NOT look like a slob just because you don’t wear makeup.
If everyone put as much time into their hearts, striving to be a better person, as they did their appearance, we would all be much better off.
These are just my biggest personal reasons that I don’t wear makeup anymore. I do not, by any means, judge another person for their choices on wearing makeup. But I do wish that it wasn’t so normal to the point that some women feel they can’t go outside without it.