The thought of a girl actually choosing to stay away from makeup is somehow unfathomable because apparently, wearing and loving makeup is a vital part of life.

But have you ever thought of how much stress free your life would be without make-up? Here is a bunch of reasons why you should try a make up free life.

1. You’d save tons of money.

Think about it. With the amount of cash spent on makeup brushes, foundation, eye shadow, eyeliner, blush and lipsticks, you could probably save up enough to buy a plane. Okay fine, maybe not a plane, but you can’t deny the fact that you’d save a significant amount of money.

2. You’d save a lot of time, too.

I have a friend who literally spends over an hour to decorate her face each morning. I understand that applying makeup can be super fun and creative and exciting, but at the same time it can be so tedious and time consuming.

3. There would be less work when you wash off at night before bed.

Removing makeup can be a huge pain, so not having to spend extra time cleaning off every trace of it from your skin is the absolute best.

4. Makeup can get quite messy.

This depends on the quality of your makeup and how much of it you wear, but either way, when you’re in hot and humid weather, you start sweating and makeup starts to feel super clumpy, oily, and uncomfortable on your skin. Bleck!

5. Makeup clogs your pores.

Again, this depends on how much of it you wear, but too much foundation on your face can lead to clogged pores and breakouts, mainly if you’re wearing a kind that doesn’t work with your skin.

6. Harmful chemicals from makeup can be absorbed into the skin.

Did you know that five pounds of makeup chemicals are absorbed by the body each year? For example, if lipstick gets into your mouth and travels with saliva down to your stomach, the chemicals in it can go straight to your bloodstream. Also, when makeup is worn, harmful parabens can easily seep into the skin.

7. Ingredients in makeup are actually linked to cancer.

Yep, it’s true. Ingredients like talc, mineral oil, and phthalates are all linked to cancer. Also, parabens, which are used as preservatives in makeup, have been found in breast tumors and can lead to hormonal dysfunction.

8. You could go for a swim whenever you want!

You wouldn’t have to worry about ruining your makeup, so the thought of jumping into a pool wouldn’t be as terrifying.

9. Mascara could ruin your eyelashes.

I’ll be honest: Mascara creeps the heck out of me. Even when I used to wear makeup, I stayed far away from it because I feared that it would turn me into this borderline blind lady with an eye infection and no lashes. But on a serious note, constantly wearing mascara does cause your lashes to thin out eventually.

10. You can cry without looking like a freak show.

Speaking of mascara, you have to be super careful not to shed tears or smudge it. But if you don’t have any on, then you’re free to rub your eyes without worrying about how you’ll look! Sweet freedom!

Writer, PR practitioner, lover of life :)