I'm probably committing a mortal sin in some people's books by say this, but I hate the "selfie" culture which seems to permeate almost everything we do. Like anyone else, I like to look well and take care of my appearance, but I loath the notion of constantly taking images of oneself and promulgating this idea that airbrushed perfection is realistic or desirable. I decided long ago not to let the desire for better skin dictate how much, if any, make-up I wear. I was diagnosed with chronic psoriasis five and a half years ago, and I still have it. However, I decided very shortly after developing this horrible skin condition that I was not going to allow the sore, red lesions covering my body to dampen my love of feminine dresses and tops that revealed my arms. Fashion is something that I am so passionate about, and it has actually been my saving grace. I was not going to let myself become more miserable by not wearing what I truly desired merely because of the unsightly appearance of my reddened limbs. Forgive me if I appear to have digressed, but I mention this to emphasise that, as clichéd as it sounds, it really is important to be comfortable in the skin you are in. If you can give yourself just one day off from make-up a week, your skin will actually reap the benefits, so you are doing yourself a favour in more ways than one.
Many of you may need more convincing than this, so my next post will be about how to achieve glowing skin without the need for much makeup.