10 Benefits of not wearing makeup

There was a trend on twitter, a few months ago, for the sending of selfies with no makeup to raise money for cancer research.  The trend encouraged many more girls to follow the example of the celebrities and trying a day or two of not wearing makeup. Whether or not you wear makeup, it shouldn’t be a big deal and quite a lot of people who have tried going bare faced for a while, liked it so much that they’ve never gone back. If you have ever thought it would be nice not to have to bother putting on makeup every day, here are ten benefits of not wearing makeup.

1. You’ll save lots of money

Think what you could do with an extra $15,000 in your pocket, because that’s what one study suggested that the average woman spends on makeup in a lifetime. Most of us do love our makeup and we spend more that we need to on buying the very best brands that we can, but it could make a big difference in your monthly budget if you were to go makeup free, even on just a few days a week.

2. When you get a compliment, you know the complement is about you

Here is another one of great benefits of not wearing makeup – when someone compliments you on how beautiful you look, then you can be sure that they are complimenting you and not your skills with makeup. A lot of girls say that they feel more self-confident without makeup, and not self-conscious at all. If anything, letting their natural beauty show, made them feel just great!

3. You would save loads of time

Another one of obvious benefits of not wearing makeup is that you’ll get a few minutes extra in bed in the morning. Depending on how elaborate your daily makeup routine is, you’ll probably save around ten minutes every morning. It doesn’t stop there, though, you’ll also save time during the day, because no touch ups will be needed and, you’ll save time at night too, because you won’t have to take the makeup off again.

4. Your skin will be able to breathe

You might even find that your complexion improves because your skin will able to breathe all day long. It could be that the makeup that you are using to hide blemishes and imperfections in your skin is the very thing that is causing them in the first place.

5. You can laugh and cry without worrying about your eye makeup

Another one of great benefits of not wearing makeup is that you will be able laugh until the tears roll down your cheeks and not end up looking like something out of a horror movie! No more smudged, or running eye makeup to worry about that will mean you can really let yourself go and be yourself.

6. No more stains on your clothes

No more makeup smudges on the collar of your clothes either. That means no embarrassing moments during the day and, no more hard work trying to clean the stains out of clothes later. You won’t have powder fall on your bathroom floor or counter tops to clean up either.

7. You’ll feel free again

If you have been wearing make every day, then you’ve probably forgotten what it’s like to feel the sun on your face, or the breeze. It can feel quite liberating to feel the elements freely on your face, but do remember to wear sunscreen, of course.

8. There won’t be any more makeup mistakes

If you stop wearing makeup you will never have that sinking feeling again when you look in the mirror and realise that the great makeup idea you had early on in the morning, doesn’t look so great in the cold light of day. No more wondering of this will work or that will work. You just get up, splash some cold water on your face and go!

9. You can fall asleep wherever and whenever you please

You will be able to fall asleep on the couch and not leave a makeup smear all over your cushions. And another one of great benefits of not wearing makeup is that you can also go straight to bed whenever you feel like it and know that you don’t have to remove any makeup products before you do.

10. You can kiss and cuddle your man without leaving a trace

You will also be able to get up close and intimate with your man without leaving traces of lipstick or makeup on his face and clothes too. It’s perfect for those lunchtime rendezvous, when he’s got to get back to work.

Of course, we aren’t trying to preach makeup-free life, and we by no means encourage you to stop wearing makeup altogether, especially if you don’t feel like it; but a little experiment of one or two makeup free days can change your perspective and you might even like to wear no or minimal makeup. Try it!

Do you like to wear makeup every day? Do you know other benefits of not wearing makeup?

Stay happy!


  1. Svetla
    January 23, 2018 at 3:02 am

    I am a woman that hates make up for years now because I had to Hide Trich.
    Now that I beat this nasty habbit I am going make up free!
    My make up routine is tinting my lashes and brows every 3 months . As of regular look, I will wear only tinted lip balm!
    Going bear is indeed a time and money saver

  2. Anonymous
    December 29, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    Thank you, I have recently been looking for information about this topic for a while and yours is the greatest I have discovered so far.

  3. Lucy
    January 5, 2016 at 9:13 am

    Nice and so true everything:) I will also add that if someone loves you without makeup, he loves you really, and not just the way how you look like with caked face. Not wearing makeup is really healthier for your skin. Im 27 but look much younger. I very rarely wore makeup in my life so my skin just thanks me:) And yes it is also expensive. However, I like to buy jewellery instead of makeup, and it is pretty expensive, too.:D So practically my addiction to jewellery causes me some financial loss, too.:D

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