Bare faced..

Hello all,how are you on this wet Bank Holiday?
Well for many years ,since i was a teenager actually i have never left the house without make up on..dashing around in the mornings to get children sorted for schools and nurseries to make sure i had the time to put it on.
I would feel naked with out it to be honest..if we had visitors coming on it went.Always took some with me in my handbag as well to touch up .
Over the last few months i have decided i am not doing it any more..don't get me wrong i still put a little on  to go out but last week i didn't..it felt so good to be bare faced.
The main reason i have done this is i feel comfortable in my own skin now..is taken 49 years but i finally got there..i am not perfect but gave the illusion of being it with my face made up..so now you can see i have small bags under my eyes and all my wrinkles are on show for the world to see and do you know what ladies..i don't care..i feel great and hubby assures me i look it as well..apparently i look fresh faced and younger..but i feel good as well..and my face doesn't feel so heavy with it covered in make up.
Don't get me wrong i am not saying i won't wear it ever again but if we go somewhere then a little will be applied..as i tell my girls make up is meant to accentuate not cover..
Another reason is that i have a nasty looking mole on the side of my nose..no amount of make up can cover that..it just makes it stick out more..when i have make up on it irritates it..i am currently waiting to see a Skin Specialist at the Hospital to have it assessed..i had one like it a few years ago and they froze it off..so here's hoping they can do that with this one..its so close to my eye if it gets any bigger it will impede my vision lol.
My skincare routine over the last year or two has changed as well..i used to use wipes but now i use warm and cold water..with a moisturiser from Lidl's..thats it..once a week i do a face mask..its makes my skin feel so soft and glowing.Its a charcoal one that you leave on for 10 minutes then rinse off..i can feel it getting tighter and panic lol..thats when it comes off.

My skin feels better and looks better as well..i don't  get the spots i used too anymore either.
So how about you ladies? Have you gone make up free or just wear a little bit?
Has your skincare routine changed over time?
What are your tips for lovely glowing skin?

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  1. I don't tend to wear make up. Every year or so I rush out and buy some, but then when I wear it I remember why I stopped!

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    1. O i used to do this..buy the latest thing and then wear it a few times and forget about it..now i have a few essentials and thats it..my make up box is not a box anymore its a small glass jar..
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  2. I used to use a regimen of fairly expensive skin products but a few years ago, I began pairing down. Now, I just use baking soda to wash/exfoliate my face and a small drop of almond or coconut oil to moisturize. I no longer wear foundation but I do still use blusher and eye shadow. My routine now takes about three minutes instead of 10-15 and I get compliments all the time! Oh, and I also drink lots of water - I think that's key to a clear, plumped up complexion.

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    1. Hi,I totally agre that plent of water and a good diet help as well..i used to have every skincare product going..not my dressing table is almost bare..the essentials and thats it..i don't use foundation either i find it too heavy..its a bit of mascara,lipgloss and blusher..i feel so liberated to be me..
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  3. I'm 53 and have never managed to find the perfect skin care regime for me! I've tried lots - I recently sold all my stuff from a good range on EBay as I found it all a faff (it was the well known hot cloth cleanser range). Im now on a foaming cleanser by M&S which is also cruelty free. It's as good as my original one but a fifth of the cost at just £4.50.
    As for make up - like you I tend to feel bare without it. I've never worn foundation as it feels too caked up. I use concealer, mascara, a sheer lipstick and a bit of eyeliner. 9 times out of 10 though I unfortunately don't remove before bedtime!!

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    1. Hello..no i think you have to go through the regimes to find the right one for you..i tried the cleansers but the mole would get sore and itch so i stick with the warm water cold water routine..a good moisturiser and if i go out minimal make up..o i'll be honest i can't ait to take mine off..i hate ewaking up with smudged mascara around my eyes lol..
      A good cleanser is hard to find your sounds a good one and the price is good as well
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  4. I too no longer feel the need to wear makeup every day. I keep it for special occasions now. The sun has given me a nice tan at the moment so I don't need to slap on the slap. I use the baby wipes from Aldi to take it all off with. Must admit to moisturising really well each morning.... aldi again

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    1. O yes i agree..i use a good moisturiser every day and also at night as well..i do think make up is for special occasions..
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  5. I always wore light makeup when I worked but always felt comfortable to go out bare faced. I try and apply sun screen whenever out in the sun. I had a cancer growth removed from my nose by a plastic surgeon. I do hope your appointment is very soon. Moles are easily removed. How long have you been waiting?

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    1. Hi..i have been waiting for 6 months now..i was told it will be 9 months total..i could go quicker if i was willing to travel miles away but i have no transport so i will wait..it knda annoyed me as we have skin cancer in the family..my grandad and more recently my daughter..i use a moisturiser with an SPF in it..and try to keep out the sun..
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  6. In my teens and early twenties I wore eye liner, mascara and lipstick (lip gloss wasn't around then, I don't think). Then it was just mascara and lipstick. After that it was just mascara. Now I don't wear anything, but wish that I could go back to mascara. My problem is that as I am disabled I can't raise my left arm up high enough to do the mascara properly without smudging. I have never used foundation; eyeshadow I used very rarely as I didn't think it suited me.
    My skin is quite clear which I must have inherited from my mother and the only time I ever had blemishes was in my teens when I was on the monthly curse. The only face skin treatment I do is wipe it with a Simple wipe in the morning followed by Oil of Olay.
    I have never liked clogging my skin up and feel okay about being bare-faced.

    Joan (Wales)

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    1. I am so glad you feel comfy..i think as a teen its peer pressure to wear the stuff and also the adverts on tv as aimed more and more at young girls and women to look glam all the time..i feel glam without my make up on..
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  7. Snap!! - With your comment about feeling comfortable in your own skin.
    I used to be unable to go out without mascara, my makeup necessity. However, 9 years ago I met and married my wonderful husband. Like your husband, he sincerely loves me as I am, without makeup (that's me re the makeup, not him! :) Although, saying that, I find Captain Jack Sparrow strangely attractive, eyeliner and all! ;) )
    I'm 58 next month and it's taken me this long to accept myself as I am: overweight, plain, greying hair and fighting the battle to 'not look my age'.
    Since I've accepted the silliness of fretting over such things, I've found such freedom! I always wanted to be one of those stylish, chic ladies, but it just wasn't me.
    I still want to lose the extra weight and be clean and presentable (obviously)! But, my goals now are to do with improving my character - something I believe can be done with God's help and practice
    I hope your G.P. can help with your little procedure. I've had two moles successfully removed at the doctor's surgery.

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    1. Bless you..its such a great feeling to be loved and accepted for all your little faults ..
      Haha your not the only one who finds Jack Sparrow weirdly attractive..
      Its a freedom to accept who you are and not feel the pressure to be perfectly coifed and dressed in expensive clothes and layered in make up..
      I am losing weight slowly..2lbs lost so far in the last week..thats just cutting out biscuits and crisps..but i don't deny myself either..if i want a darn biscuit i will have one..not 4-5 like i used too.
      See i think your brave and showing your good character already by accepting that you need to change and actively trying too..
      My GP..referred me to a skin specialist as he wasn't comfortable treating it..6 months down only 3 to go to get my appointment..
      bless you
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  8. I used to wear much more makeup than I do now and coloured nail varnish on my long nails. But item by item, starting with the nails which are now short and practical, I whittled it down.

    Now it's just a covering of Oil of Olay in the morning after washing my face with soap and water, it has a sun protection factor and I'm outdoors a lot. If I'm going out I will perhaps use a dab or two of Touche Éclat under my eyes to hide any dark shadows, a little clear mascara as I have very long eye lashes and this just separates them and makes them look neater, and perhaps a little lip balm.

    Apart from that I'm just me .... and I don't even carry a cabbage to hide behind!!

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    1. Yes i have cut right down and felt good about it as well..i no longer worry about what people see or think of me..a little to accentuate your good features goes a long way in my book..
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  9. I can't remember the last time I wore makeup, years and years and years ago. At least ten years maybe more. I wash with soap and water, then moisturise. That's all.

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    1. Hi Ilona..o and i bet you feel good as well..no spots from cloggy make up and a good clear complexion that most people envy..
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  10. I no longer wear makeup at all. Just a quick wash and go in the mornings. Don't dye my hair either and at the age of 61 I don't think I will start.

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    1. Hi Jackie..feels good doesn't it..either take me as i am or walk on..thats my attitude these days
      I do dye my hair..a nice honey blonde..i tried not doing it last year but i really don't like my natural hair colour myself..
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