My Beauty Challenge: The Makeup-Free Monday (Week 3)

For every Monday this November, I won't apply

So here I am -- the third week of being makeup-free on Mondays and I'm feeling good... Actually, better than good!

What I noticed this morning when I was getting ready to go to work is that I look younger! I think I'm onto something here, being makeup-free and all. My new hypothesis: makeup -- gasp! -- ages women. I've seen this time and time again on celebrities (who shall remain nameless).

It's no secret, but many of us forget this from time to time. We turn to concealers and foundation to look younger, when in fact, these are the very things that might be revealing our true ages, or even adding years. Yikes! My new motto after this realization: a clean face is a fresh face. You must try it!

Check back every Monday this month as I will be makeup-free! I'll also offer up some valuable tips as we go.

Today's makeup-free beauty tip: Give yourself a break from makeup for anti-aging's sake. There's no such thing as the fountain of youth, but you can fake it by turning back time to the days when you wore little to no makeup. And if you can't go completely makeup-free, maybe you can cut back where you can. You know what they say, the secret to wearing makeup is to make it look like you're not wearing any.

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