Why You Shouldn’t Wear Makeup Every Day

Wearing makeup makes women feel more confident, according to The Science Times. This explains why almost 40% of women wear makeup every day. Makeup is linked to skin breakouts, so it’s often best to take a break from slapping cosmetics on your face. But why else shouldn’t you wear makeup every day?

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1. Skin aging

No woman wants to look older than she is, but when you wear makeup every day, there’s a risk that this will happen. Makeup has a negative impact on free radicals. Free radicals damage the skin’s cells and affect collagen, and this makes you look older.

When you apply makeup to your skin, free radicals get trapped. This leads to oxidative stress which ramps up the aging process. So, don’t be surprised if you start seeing more fine lines, wrinkles, and enlarged pores if you continue to apply makeup daily. You haven’t got to go without for too long, though, as experts say going makeup free for just two days in a row can improve the health of your skin in around a month.

2. Sun damage

The risk of wearing makeup daily is that you forget to apply sunscreen beforehand and put your skin at risk of cancer. Women often think they don’t need to wear sunscreen if their makeup has an SPF built into it, but this SPF doesn’t offer enough protection.

Experts say you’d need to apply a nickel-size dollop of sunscreen to your face before applying makeup and every two hours thereafter to be fully protected. So, if you’re on vacation, it’s a good idea to leave your makeup at home. If you want a sun-kissed glow while you’re away, Charly Sturm recommends using Sun Drops. Sun Drops contain SPF, so they protect your skin from the sun and they give a nice, natural glow, too.

3. It’s expensive

The average woman spends $115 on makeup and beauty treatments each month. The less often you wear makeup, the less you’ll need to buy items, so you’ll save yourself cash. What’s even better is you’ll bank yourself a few extra minutes in bed in the morning. It typically takes women 11 minutes to put on their makeup, which is almost 67 hours over the course of a year.

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Makeup is something to be enjoyed, but you don’t need to wear it every day to feel better about yourself. Instead, save makeup for special occasions and embrace your natural beauty at all other times.

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