I Gave Up Makeup For 30 Days — Here’s What Happened
Growing up in South Florida (with three brothers, I might add), I never wore makeup. I played a ton of sports, which meant my waking hours outside of school activities were typically spent playing sports — sweating. Plus, the average temperature year-round and humidity rarely dipped below 80 degrees (again, lots of sweating).
Yet, fast forward to present day and post-grad, adult me — who lives in New York City — wears makeup regularly. If I’m staying home, running errands, or working out, my face is bare. However, if I’m working and attending events, going to meetings, or out with friends, my makeup regimen is in full force.
In early October, I decided to give up makeup for 30 days. Hear me out: I’m not anti-cosmetics, and I certainly do not have a perfect complexion. As someone who applies pigmented liquids and powders to her face daily, I figured my skin could use a break from wearing a ton of products every day.
I visited Rachel Nazarian, MD, a board-certified dermatologist at New York City’s Schweiger Dermatology GroupSM for a round of Laser GenesisTM. The non-invasive treatment felt like a little bit of heat was being applied to my skin (but nothing crazy hot). The treatment, known for targeting light acne scars and evening skin tone, left my pores looking smaller in fewer than 15 minutes, with no downtime. I wished I had done it sooner!
Source: Spotlyte – I Gave Up Makeup For 30 Days — Here’s What Happened By, Hilary Sheinbaum