I am minimalistic when it comes to makeup and beauty products. I have never fancied putting up makeup during my childhood days like young girls. My daughter who is only nine years old loves to try out my lipstick and creams but I never applied to make up even during my teenage. The first time I applied make up was for a college dance performance and I looked like a ghost with too much foundation and powder. After that experience, my make- up would be a lipstick and an eyeliner. I would go to my friend to help me put on the eyeliner. Till date my hand shivers when I try and put the eye-liner so now I have ditched the eye-liner and just apply a kajal. So that’s me when it comes to makeup and my beauty regime.
I like a simple natural look and do not like to look made up or artificial. But after I turned 35 my skin started showing signs of ageing. I am constantly battling with under eye dark circles and pigmentation issues. People comment that though you spend so much time on physical fitness and work on your body, you do not put the same efforts for your skin and hair. Though I tend to ignore such remarks, it does make me conscious of how I look. And people like to give unwanted advice. I am sure their intention is not to put me down and it is in my best interests that they share tips on ways to take care of my skin yet such comments do make one lose self- confidence. Having said that, I cannot get myself to spend those 15 minutes daily for a beauty regime which needs me to spend time on applying potato juice on my face and onion juice in my hair. I admit that I am lazy when I have to try out all the natural tips to look after my skin. For me, it is easier to just order a cream and apply it. So that’s what I have been doing the past one month now.
Though I do not spend time during the mornings I have been quite regular in my night skincare routine. I have stopped using a soap for my face and use a face wash followed by a regular exfoliation routine. I apply the anti- ageing serum and anti- ageing cream before sleeping. Again, I know these products have chemicals but this is in itself one big conscious change I have incorporated in myself and intend to stay regular with it. So, it’s a new beginning for me and let’s see how committed I can stay to it in the future.
And what about makeup? Yes, there is an addition there as well. A concealer to hide the patches and dark circles but hopefully, that should reduce too.
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What’s your beauty mantra? Have you felt conscious while your skin shows signs of ageing? Do share how you deal with it.