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Can Having a Makeup Routine Help with Depression?

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Depression is, sadly, a condition that affects many women around the world that can harm both your social and professional life. As a condition, it can have varying degrees of intensity and different symptoms in every case, but there are some things that you can do to help you through such a hard scenario potentially. Something that does seem to work for many women, despite sounding superficial, is having an excellent daily makeup routine.

Taking a Small Self-Care Step

First of all, and most importantly, people that suffer from depression usually have extremely low self-esteem and tend to neglect themselves, as they consider self-care pointless. If a woman starts investing some time in a makeup routine which aims at underlining beauty and obscuring any possible flaws, she will inevitably feel more beautiful and become more courageous. This will help her become more social and confident with herself, something that can act as an indirect boost to self-esteem and can become an essential part of escaping from the negative loop of depression.

Just for Fun

Additionally, it’s important to remember that makeup is something creative. It’s a time when you can experiment with new lipstick colors, different shades, eyeliners, and all the essential parts of makeup, resulting in styles that can range from classy and romantic to wild and extravagant. But, no matter the personal choice, sometimes it’s just a fun thing to do and fun is one of the main things that people with depression miss. After all, it’s known that art can be one of the best medications for depression and similar psychological issues, and makeup is the most widely available form of art that all women have access to.

Movement Helps

Finally, a makeup routine can act as a way to get active and do something, since many times, depressive people tend to become completely inactive throughout the day. Sometimes, even a small task can help them start and keep going through the day, becoming more active and fighting off the depressive symptoms. After all, everything needs to start somewhere, and it’s easier to start from a small and easy task, which is enjoyable and beneficial at the same time.

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All of the points we mention above underline the way that small actions can sometimes have significant consequences in our lives. A woman, or any person, should never neglect self-care, as this by itself can lead to depressive symptoms or even full-blown depression. Sometimes, starting to heal yourself can be as easy as putting on some makeup every morning and trying to get through the day as successfully and as energetically as possible.

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Geraldine is a GR8NESS Contributing Editor who writes about self care, clean makeup and beauty, mental health, and relationships – as well as natural remedies and fitness. She’s a coffee enthusiast with Venezuelan roots, a former ballerina, and the sunscreen patrol. Most of the time, you can find her working on her skincare routine or trying a new dance workout.
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