Going Makeup-Free During Quarantine Decreased My Acne — & Increased My Confidence
As much as I wish I could say I’m one of those girls who can show up to a group hangout or out on a Friday night without wearing a full face of makeup, I’m not. A low-key game night? You bet I’m arriving all dolled up. That’s because makeup has always been more than just a creative outlet, it’s a sense of security for me. But I have a different mindset after being isolated at home and going makeup-free during quarantine. Over the past few weeks, I’ve never felt more comfortable in my own skin. With that said, my post-quarantine beauty routine will involve less makeup, and a whole lot more self-confidence.
And not wearing makeup every day has its advantages. “Your skin has time to regenerate and repair,” Dr. Michele Farber, M.D. of Schweiger Dermatology Group in New York City, tells TZR. “Thicker makeup can have oils or other ingredients that sit on the surface of the skin, block pores, and cause breakouts. In the shorter term, this means unclogging of pores, and improvement in acne and other inflammatory processes like eczema and rosacea that can be exacerbated by ingredients in makeup as well as wipes or removal products.”
Source: The Zoe Report – Going Makeup-Free During Quarantine Decreased My Acne — & Increased My Confidence By, Kelsey Stewart