This is my Face

written by Lee Strauss | Lee Strauss, musings

February 13, 2016

“This is my face.”
“This is what I look like.”

It took me four decades to become comfortable in my own skin, where I didn't feel like I was a blight to the world if I went outside without make-up on. Don't get me wrong. I'm not anti-makeup, I still wear it. But not every day. Not all the time. And when I do, it's so scaled down from what it was before.

Men were attracted to women before make-up.

I remember as a teen, my boyfriend at the time telling me that he wished I wouldn't “put that junk on my face.” I didn't get it then. I didn't think I was pretty without it, but he did.

So, who are we wearing it for? And really, is it that healthy to smother your skin with chemicals?

To be clear, I'm not against wearing make up. I wear it. Just not as much or as often as I used to.

This is why I love this video and the message Colbie Caillat is sending.

Because. This is my face. This is what I look like. And I'm good with that.

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