Day 1…What else have I been missing?

Today is the first day to discover the real beauty that’s inside of me.  I woke up this morning and put all of my MANY non-hygienic beauty products in a bag in my closet. This will alleviate any temptation I might feel to do just a quick facial scrub or masque.  I went throughout the day with people telling me I definitely don’t need make up.  I’m beautiful just the way I am.  Aren’t people sort of obligated to say something like that?  I made such a big deal of my anxiety surrounding this.  What else could have been an appropriate response?

I had a massage today, late in the afternoon.  My massage therapist knows me well, so I shared with her what I was doing and why I wasn’t wearing makeup.  She affirmed me in this project. All the while I couldn’t help but be a little bit jealous of her beautifully tinted red-ish lips and the touch of shimmer shine on her eyelids.  At the end of the massage she placed a lavender scented wet wash cloth in my hands. She’s never done this before.  I think it was to wipe my face and invigorate my eyes.  I had never experienced this at the end of a massage before, perhaps because she knew I wouldn’t use it. I’ve always worn a full face of make up before today.  This got me wondering…what else have I been missing because I wear makeup?  Perhaps on a hot day over the next couple of weeks I’ll enjoy splashing water on my face to cool off.  Who knows what’s in store for me.

With day one complete, I have to say I’m not as traumatized as I thought I’d be without make up. I even learned something.  Here’s to future learnings shared on this blog. Stay tuned.

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