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New Years Resolution: NO MORE MAKEUP

so i`ve decided-- after NINETEEN MONTHS of everyday makeup-- to settle for my real skin.. i`ve gone from shiseido, to proactiv makeup, to neutrogena. .. and i`ve been criticized, insulted, and hurt from all these remarks.. . the proactiv regime made my face look shiny, with or without their makeup.. then i`d end up with dirt being stuck inside my pores on windy days, since my skin is so fragile and sensitive.. . the dirt, i`d assume turn into blackheads that i`d try to squeeze out, even if it caused scarring... and after giving up on proactiv [i`ve been on it for over two years] , and began dan`s regime [with makeup] , the results were much more improved.. . however, the make up i was using [neutrogena] still left few traces of "dirt" which became a hassle to pit out.. . soo i`ve gone 10 days today without makeup.. . and my skin feels much healthier.. i also hate how the makeup reflects on portraits [especially those taken at night] .. . i was hurt to see my uglilly masked faced with a group of clear faces.. and it hurt for others to ask what was up with my face... so i guess it`d just benefit me and my finances..

in addition, i dorm .. our bathrooms are communal. .. i hate going in with a face that appears clear (with makeup) and coming out with visible scars, red marks, etc.. i`d even leave the make up on for the whole night .. but i figured its not worth it..

three weeks of vacation.. i hope i can go back to school without the use of makeup.. [-(

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More power to you!

For the most part (give or take a few days), I haven't left my house w/out makeup in 5 years!

Proactiv made my face shiny too. I have one picture where my face doesn't even look real.

Hope all goes well for you =D>

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I never really wear make-up b/c it doesn't matter what brand I use, expensive or not, make-up is a definite cause of my acne for sure, sometimes I will wear make-up (by makeup i mean concealer/foundation, coz i always wear eyeshadow, mascara etc) to a party or event or whatever, but i can be guaranteed to break out pretty bad the next day.

you may find that not wearing make-up helps clear your skin significantly. then u can use makeup for special occasions but not all the time

People who wear a lot of makeup to cover their shit up aren't fooling anyone anyway.... i have a friend that does it and in pictures her face usually looks worse than mine with nothing on it

Good luck! biggrin.gif

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Wow. That's pretty brave of you! I can't imagine going out w/o make-up. Although the idea would be nice. To not have to worry about it or check it. I hate the time that it takes to put it on. Gosh to just get up and go! I don't know what that is like. None of my friends wear make-up on a day to day basis.-they all have beautiful skin. If my skin ever clears up I would probably try it.-Sylva

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thanks girls for the encouragement! i wish some of you could be in this with me too.. i realized that whenever i wash my make-up covered face, the foundation is not always 100% gone.. many of its traces are buried deep in the pores [ i guess this occurs after washing ur face with hot water, and you still have foundation on it].. most of my several open pores contain nothing but foundation particles.. and after having gone 11 days of no foundation, my forehead skin is smoother [ as in NO room for open pores! ] but i must admit that i need to start working on evening out my skin tone.. i know that the scars that i had prior my usage of dan`s regime are completely gone.. the scars i have now i believe are from the squeezing out of make-up dirt.. and i only use the regimen at night now.. during the day, i let my skin breathe.. in the mornings, i only wash it with purpose soap in the shower.. no blemishes/pimples so far [ i dont want to jinx that ] .. 11 days w/o one new acne formation.. HONESTLY.. i think i`m one of those ppl who aren`t foundation-compatible.. and it took me over 2 years to realize this! this one month vacation is devoted to anticipated change. . i really pray for it.. . i`m tired of pictures that reveal a masked face [esp in dim light] .. i`m tired of ppl staring at my cakey face while talking to them.. i`m tired of BUYING and APPLYING make up.. i`m tired of having to make excuses NOT to attend sleepovers, school retreats [which i really wanted to attend], and outside events under sunlight..

if the hermits, monks, nuns, can all stand being indoors, then we sure can too. find some indoor activity to do if you`re too shameful to go out with make - up.. and if i do go out, most of the time i bring a hat just in case.. make- up is so tempting.. [that`s why i`m gonna try going for hats that don`t touch my forehead, but still hide the marks i`m shameful of] i spent so much money on foundation for over two years.. now i get the point- it`s not for me.. it`s better to heal the scars than to hide them.. all we need is patience.. think : "it can be worse!" i`m not even going to try mineral-make up, cause what if a mineral particle ends up being stuck in an open pore when i`m in that hot shower again?

they say it`s better not to put so many different chemicals on your face.. i believe it`s true.. soo far.

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you go girl.

i can't critize how you would look with makeup, but are you the type of girl who has a tendancy to apply makeup over makeup giving the appearance of an over-powdered look? the girls at my high school apply far too much makeup or lack the basics of makeup ethics; the point is, makeup doesn't always make a women beautiful it can work against you.

check the internet for tips on applying makeup providing you with a more natural yet radiant look. one website comes to mind, filled with extensive resources / information / and tips: www.ivillage.com

again, i can't judge a womans ability to apply makeup since i am a male, but i can be the one to tell what looks good or bad. i hope, after the 10 day makeup-free plan, my words can help you find more fitting methods to apply make up.

if bad goes to worst, you should consult other girls in your dorm for help.

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my skin`s sooooo much better without makeup. i dont gotta worry about even the smallest dirt that comes from makeup hidden inside my pores.. i`ve gone almost 3 weeks now without it, and my skin`s smoother.. fortunately, i switched to blotcha`s clean and clear regime.. it`s seriously effective! i`m on my 3rd night.. look for the message boards and hopefully you`ll be convinced like i was.. NO MAKE UP helps so much, i actually go outside now.. when i go back to my dorm, i`ll start posting pictures.. here`s a link that really got me convinced : http://acne.org/messageboard/viewtopic.php...p=151122#151122

rabb1t`s pictures were amazing!

i also feel that Clean and Clear are products made for teenage skin.. and i know how johnson& johnson, its manufacturer, produces baby products ..

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Its great that your skin stayed smooth and clear now that you've stop applying makeup. AT least, you know the root cause of your problem. As for me, I have never used makeup. Only for functions, and thats like, once every year/2 years. But I still suffer from acne. It has been clear for a month, but I want to give it time, as my acne always seem to reappear. And congrats to yuou

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