Well, I finally done it, guys. Put my face up on the Internet, spots and all.
I decided that this summer, I’m going to stop wearing BB cream and foundation and just let my face go au naturel except for sunscreen and a bit of point makeup. My reasons for this are threefold:
- My skin is just so much happier without base makeup. My pores get clogged far less, my face is less dry and flaky, and my skin is much glowier. Also, no itchiness. I’ve tried dozens of BB creams and they all make my face itch just a little. My favorite is Dr. Jart Gold, but although it’s the least irritating, I’ve still noticed that my skin is better without it.
- It’s summer in Southern California, which means I’m outside a lot in the pool, at the park, or at the beach with the kids, and I need to reapply sunscreen. Sunscreens become less effective over time, so its recommended that you reapply every two hours, and that’s just not possible with makeup on.
- My skin has gotten so much better since I started using an Asian skincare routine that I no longer feel the need to cover it up. Yes, I still have sun spots and some issues with pigmentation, and at 32 I’m starting to get a few fine lines, but in general I’m pretty happy with where I am.
On my face:
Sunscreen: Biore UV Aqua Rich Whitening Essence SPF50+ PA++++
Undereye Concealer: Skinfood Salmon Dark Circle Concealer in 02
Blush: Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush in Adored
Eyeliner: Dolly Wink in Dark Brown (yeah I could have done a better job with that today)
Lips: Skinfood Tomato Tint Jelly in #1
Are you changing up your routine/makeup habits for the summer? I’d love to hear from you!
I’m also on Reddit at r/asianbeauty if you’d like to come join the discussion!