We live in a world where women, and men, are constantly made to feel that they have to live up to certain standards. We’re not skinny enough, or we’re too skinny. We wear too much makeup, or not enough. Regardless of what it is, we’re never good enough for other people. It’s time to put an end to that and learn to embrace the beautiful people we are. Actress Elizabeth Alvarez came up with a beautiful challenge that does just that! She encouraged her followers to upload selfies of themselves without putting any makeup on, and the results are amazing!
The woman who started it all!
Elizabeth Alvarez started this incredible challenge by posting her own makeup-less selfie. Her followers jumped right in and began posting some of their own!
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You don’t have to allow yourself to be judged on your beauty.
This stunning actress from Mexico once won 5th place in a beauty pageant! This selfie proves that we are all beautiful with, or without, makeup.
It’s time to put an end to beauty standards.
Ariana once stated, ‘Everyone is beautiful, everyone is perfect, and everyone is lovely.’ She’s living up to those words with this silly selfie, showing her natural beauty.
Take care of your beautiful, sensitive skin.
What many women don’t know is how many harmful substances makeup contains, and how easily it can clog your pores. If you’d like blemish free skin, it’s best to just stay away from foundation.
Do you have the time for that?
Women spend countless hours in the bathroom perfecting their makeup. Instead of spending all that time putting makeup on, you could have more time for reading, or picking up a new hobby.
You’re absolutely beautiful just the way you are, and no on can say any different.
As a society, we’re taught that our natural bodies are far from perfect. Not wearing makeup can teach you to love your little ‘flaws’ and embrace them proudly.
Do you have any idea how many chemicals are in the makeup you’re using?
Each makeup product that you use has an incredibly large amount of ingredients in them. If you add up all the products you use, that’s a lot of chemicals that you’re putting into your skin.
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Going without makeup can do a lot for your self-esteem.
Not wearing makeup can bring you a sense of confidence that you never had before. It will make you happy, and powerful, to be in the skin you’re in.
Stop worrying about all the messes involved with makeup.
It’s incredibly annoying when your makeup runs from crying, or getting too hot. You won’t have to worry about that anymore when you don’t wear makeup.
How much money are you actually spending?
Women spend thousands of dollars on makeup in their lifetime. Think about what you can do with all that money you could save.
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It’s okay to just be who you are!
With fashion trends, everyone tends to do their makeup the same, and that can take away from individuality. Go against the trend and rock that beautiful natural look!
Makeup actually enhances any wrinkles you may have.
Even at 57-years-old, Sharon Stone looks amazing. Putting makeup on can make you look a lot older than you actually are.
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You don’t need makeup for people to think that you’re beautiful.
When you’re not wearing makeup, you’re showing your true self. So, when you receive a compliment, you know it’s real.
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What companies are putting in makeup might not actually be good for you.
There are no federal regulations on makeup in the United States, so companies don’t have to test their products. Do you know exactly what you’re putting on your precious skin?
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You can’t just fall right asleep after a long day.
Before you go to bed at night you have to take the time to remove all of that makeup. Wouldn’t it be nice to not have to worry about that?
A lot of women wear makeup to impress men.
When in reality, they’d rather see you without it. And honestly, do you want to be with someone who thinks you’re beautiful only when you have a bunch of makeup on your face?
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Think about all of the animals.
There are no regulations to whether or not makeup can be tested on animals. So, unless you’re using a product that clearly states it’s not, your makeup is probably being tested on animals that are being kept in cages.
A lot of women wear makeup because they have acne.
Makeup does nothing for acne except cover it up. Do yourself a favor and let your skin do some breathing.
Applying makeup is a skill that must be harnessed.
Learning how to make your makeup look absolutely perfect takes a lot of time. You could learn another amazing talent instead.
Being able to be yourself gives you a lot more confidence.
Confidence allows you to determine your self-worth. In this you learn how you should treat yourself, and how others should treat you, too.
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Having a high self-esteem can bring new adventures to your life.
You are more eager to accept new challenges because you have the confidence to try. You also become more resilient to failure.
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You learn you don’t need others approval.
When you feel as if someone doesn’t approve of you, you begin to feel disappointed in yourself. This doesn’t feel good and can become very unhealthy for your self-esteem.
When you have a high self-esteem you can become more committed.
Having a higher confidence allows you to commit yourself to goals in your life. This will lead you to becoming more successful in your endeavors.
You don’t have to stop wearing makeup altogether.
Just take a little break, or just wear a bit of eyeliner. It will be great for skin and for your self-esteem.
Being free is the way to be!
Learning how to let go, and be yourself, does wonders for your life. Once you become aware of this, you’re unstoppable!
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