3/29/12

The Naked Face Project



Have you heard of The Naked Face Project?  I just found out about it last night through a mailing list I’m on.  I was intrigued and interested, largely because I have been makeup-free and hair-styling free for most of my adult life, whether for good or bad!   Part of my reason for not wearing makeup comes from the fact that I don’t like the way it feels on my skin.  I also value authenticity and wearing makeup makes me feel like I’m trying to be someone I’m not (not that you can’t wear makeup and still be authentic!) But I also have to admit that I’ve been genetically blessed with good skin.  I don’t do my hair because I don’t like the feel of the hair dryer, its noise and heat.  And it takes too much time.  I’d rather be enjoying a cup of tea and reading a newspaper article instead of doing my hair.


I have more thoughts I want to share on this, when I have a chance. Growing older and living in California and now in Houston has sometimes made me stop and reconsider my easy-going ways.  I’d love to know what you think and if you’ve heard of the project.  It ends on March 31 and they’re encouraging other women to join them, even if just for the day!

1 comment:

Marfa said...

I completely agree with you, although I have not had good skin...my teen years were difficult, lots of breakouts, but things have mellowed out, thankfully! I think the no make-up and not drying my hair, comes from wanting to be natural with way God made us....AND from my mother. I am happy to be going gray and will not colour my hair. I ♥ the no shaving part, too! I wish every woman did not shave and wore knee length skirts in the summer!!! Then we'd all be comfortable doing so.