A few weeks ago, I attended a Beatless Meetup hosted by media outlet, The Prevailing Woman. The event was geared towards women empowerment and self-care. There were various vendors present as well as facials and massages being offered on the spot. The food was great and champagne flowed throughout the event while women networked and enjoyed the meetup. A panel discussion was held where panelists discussed self-awareness, self-love, and finding balance between work and personal life.
Another HUGE feature of the event was to come in your pajamas and without any makeup. The idea was to create a no pressure, come as you are atmosphere. I’m not going to lie, when I first read that guests were encouraged to attend without wearing any makeup, I almost said, “Ummm, no ma’am. I won’t be attending that event!”. But, the more I thought about it, this event was right up my ally; self-care and female empowerment. So I said to myself that I definitely should attend and step outside of my comfort zone. It was almost a test to myself. I figured if I can go to an event without makeup and leave feeling just as confident as I do with a face full of makeup, then, I can pretty much conquer anything! I was happy I attended because the event was great, included a great panel, and I connected with some amazing women.
When I got home that night, I thought how many of us feel we have to go everywhere with makeup on. I know personally sometimes I hate just going to the grocery store without a little something on my face. I think as a culture our feelings and emotions are so deeply tied to our appearance and “looking good”. I’ll admit that I love a good filter on social media and will ponder over a pic way too long before posting it. I decided to share 3 tips to loving the skin you’re in. No matter if you are wearing makeup of not.
3 Tips for Loving Your Skin Sans Makeup:
- Embrace the good and the bad. You may struggle with acne, hyperpigmentation, or undereye bags…the list can go on and on! But, you may have a beautiful smile, nice full lips, or pretty eyes. Take the good and bad, and truly know that no one is perfect.
- Just own it. Unless you’re going out tomorrow to have a face full of plastic surgery, you might as well love what you have, at least for now.
- Take steps towards changing features that you don’t like. If you know you are working towards something, it’s easier to accept things because you know they won’t be that way forever. For instance, I struggle with under eye puffiness. I hate them! But, I know that soon I will be having surgery to correct them, and found a few creams and at-home treatments that help me out a little. In the meantime, I own that they are there but, try to focus on facial features that I love.
The Beatless Meetup Tour is still going on and coming to a city near you! Be sure to check out their website at www.prevailingwoman.com/beatless-meetups for dates.