Highlight, contour, baking, mink set...at this day and age, we all know these terms in some shape or fashion. Almost every girl is beating their faces for the Gods! But very few are actually taking the time to take care of their skin in the process. I am no better because half the time I am passing out with a full beat [made up face]. I have been blessed with some beautiful melanin skin, and I am trying to keep it that way! I would like to look 28 when in 82 and a cougar please! But when did we all get here? What made you first pick up that banana powder for that everlasting glow.
There are so many women that have been seen in the limelight that you can tell, take care of their skin as if their life depends on it. When you are the center of attention you are judged on everything you say, do, and most importantly how you look. Society is so vain that way. But what happens when you get home, take out the false lashes, tracks in your hair, and was wipe off the layers of makeup. Is your skin as amazing as it is the many shoots you've done? As of recent a women who I have admired for her for her major balls and FU to the makeup world is Alicia Keys.
As many of you might already know, Alicia Keys has made a stance about her skin and being comfortable to be free of the makeup. I would love to see more woman really try to accept the real flaws that they have. She has been seen on the red carpet rocking just skin. So it makes you think, will we ever get back to that phase of just loving what is truly ours. Don't get me wrong, I too love my bronzer, my eye shadows and so on, but I also know I am comfortable going without it all. For the longest my makeup regimen was eyeshadow, mascara and lipstick [if it wasn't blistex, lol]. Don't judge me.
When it comes down to it, it's about loving who you are, freckles, dimples, pimple marks, scars and all; Literally flaws and all. I think people forget that you need to let your skin breathe, give it the much deserved vacation. When was the last time you let it breathe? Got a facial? Did a face mask? How often do you clean it? Either way, take care of that skin, because what you do to it now, will definitely show in a few years. So I would do everything to avoid looking like the women who look 60 but are actually 38. Wear your skin with pride ladies and gents!