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How To: Feel Good Without Makeup


Women are finding it extremely difficult to feel good about themselves because of unrealistic beauty campaigns and other advertisements . And young girls in particular are suffering with low self-esteem and are going to great lengths to prove their worth through their outward appearances. So, with this article I won’t be handing out makeup tips but “feel good” tips for all girls, so no girl feels “unbeautiful” again!

Nix makeup for a day: Go outside without makeup! (Or with a hat/sunglasses for all those who are faint of heart). Going outside sans your liquid eyeliner can be so liberating, plus stripping your face of the constant toxic chemicals it endures throughout the day will give you and your skin a much needed breather. And if you have to avoid mirrors for the whole day, then do it, I never said this was going to be easy, this is a challenge. Accept your appearance without makeup, the skin your in is lovely even without your Chanel foundation.

Improve your Posture: It can be hard to feel good without your makeup and you might be tempted to hide yourself, but my advice is to stand up straight and pull your shoulders back. Whenever I feel down I try to focus on maintaining perfect posture so that I can literally lift myself up. Maintaining good posture is a sign of confidence and it is more often than not that confidence is equated with beauty. When you feel like your slinking into the shadows pull yourself out by arching your back and literally taking control of your body.

 

Ignore beauty advertisements for one whole day: Since you’re not wearing any makeup and you’re trying to concentrate on your own self, don’t bother flipping through magazine ads today (there’s nothing that’s been done that we haven’t bought or seen already!). By ignoring the media for a day you’re giving your brain a rest from the constant stress advertisements induce. Don’t worry that Cosmo you’ve been dying to devour will be there tomorrow.

Look at yourself: Go to the mirror and say out loud all the things you like about yourself. Start out with the physical aspects and move on to other aspects  you may like. Remind yourself of why you are so great in the first place. It’s so much easier to point out the flaws than it is the special qualities that make us who we are, so today just remember that you are flawless. You might not have been born in stilettos but you were born with a great smile or a killer right arm, so take a minute to appreciate who you are!

 

Remember belles although most of us can’t see ourselves too clearly, the truth is we are allvery beautiful (even without makeup)!

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About Alexandra Palmer

Alexandra is a native New Yorker who's always had a keen interest in news. She was drawn to the industries fast paced and deadline driven environments. She recently graduated with a Masters of Arts in multimedia journalism from New York University, where she specialized in video production, reporting, and editing. Some of her most prominent accomplishments include an investigative piece on campus sexual assault her and fellow NYU student Rajeev Dhir published in Al Jazeera America in February. Alexandra has also interned at several prestigious news outlets, including MSNBC's Ronan Farrow Daily Show, and Us Weekly. Alexandra's interests outside of journalism include, acting for film and television. Alexandra recently wrote and starred in her first one act play this August. The piece was selected as a semi-finalist in the New York New Works Theatre Festival. Writing is Alexandra's first love. Alexandra is also graduate of Marymount Manhattan College with a Bachelor of Arts in English and World Literature, and a minor in Hispanic Studies.

One comment on “How To: Feel Good Without Makeup

  1. Linda Cernis
    October 30, 2011

    My beautiful niece inside and out. There’s no one in the world like you!! One very special young lady whom I adore!! xox

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