The global cosmetic industry is gigantic, generating over $54.89 billion annually. This may result from the fact that 82% of women report that wearing makeup boosts their confidence levels, and 86% say that it improves their self-image, as studies show.
The average American woman spends more than $140 a year on beauty products.
While these statistics may seem staggering, seeking to improve your confidence and self-image is not a bad thing. The more confident and self-loving you are leading you to have a better sense of overall emotional well-being, promoting better mental health.
The truth is, we perform our best when we feel our best. Many people believe that women wear makeup to impress others, but these studies show that the vast majority of women wear makeup for themselves.
But, there are benefits to giving your skin a break. Are you willing to go makeup-free to discover them?
A Quick History
Makeup has been around since ancient times. Egyptians used charcoal and pigments found in nature to create products that mimicked eyeliner, lipstick, and blush. The ancient Romans, Chinese, and Greeks all used cosmetic products. The phenomena date back to 10,000 BCE.
Giving Your Skin a Break
With the use of makeup and cosmetic products so ingrained in human history, it might be difficult to imagine giving them up altogether.
Giving up makeup, even for just a short period of time, though, can help reduce breakouts. Not to mention, there’s always the chance of having an adverse reaction to a new product, which can cause redness, irritation, or hives. The use of mascara or eyeliner can cause blocked tear ducts and sties, especially if the products you’re using are older or have been exposed to bacteria.
Giving your skin a break can lead to a clean, fresh feeling, and can help calm irritated, inflamed skin as well. Plus, it can give your wallet a break too.
So what do you think GR8 ladies? Would you ever stop wearing makeup?