Every evening before I go to sleep, I take off my make-up.

I cleanse, exfoliate, tone, layer serums, oils and moisturise. It is my religion.

My face is always red and high in colour when I take off my make-up. It’s not sensitive, it’s just flushed, especially after squeezing.

I look at my self in the mirror and say silent prayer to the Skin Goddess.

Please make me beautiful by breakfast.


Despite thirteen years of impeccable skincare and eating well-ish, my acne is still present.

I am now researching different foods to help heal acne from within, reduce inflammation and avoid any food types which can trigger breakouts.

I am going to be beautiful by what I eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner.


In all this time, I seldom feel confident enough to go without make-up in public.

I am incredibly self conscious about the way my skin looks and feel as though people expect me to look a certain way.

I am still working on building my confidence, so that I can wear less make-up and gradually evolve into the bare faced beauty blogger.

But for now, each morning before anyone sees me, I apply my mask of make-up and become beautiful by breakfast time.



  1. Sharon Bigsby

    I loved reading this article. Well written and honest. I realise this is probably the first time I have read an artcle that says exactly what I have thought for years-why do companies use young models with perfect looking skin or well known actresses to advertise anti ageing products or any skin care product? Its because advertising sells and we believe the adverts because companies cant falsely advertise right? Plus…excellent professional lighting is used. Even I know from selfies, if I get good light and the right head angle, im amazed how good I look lol. Reality is Im 52, Im never going on the pathway of fillers. My skin is probably the best it has ever been, not perfect tho. I believe in using products with no petro-chemicals, synthetic perfume and parabens. Organic. ‘Natural Elements’ by Essentially Yours are all of these. Affordable too.
    My facial muscle tone is less than it was in my 30s. A few more ‘life’ lines have appeared. But this is me 🙂
    Beauty does comes from within. Simply drinking plenty of water daily, eating fresh veges and fruit, regular exercise…it all helps and aids our skin and our wellbeing.


  2. zazayavuz

    You don’t need makeup that i believe. And also the woman don’t need too much makeup they just covering their beauty. I believe the woman should be brave to show their naturel beauty not fake one 😉 . What you think.


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