Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

Temptalia Asks You


Do you ever take a break or try to go without makeup to give your skin a rest? Do you think it’s important?

Temptalia's AnswerI do feel it’s more good than bad to let the skin be natural and product-free when it’s possible! I don’t think it’s imperative, because what’s more important is using products that work with your skin and proper removal!

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46 thoughts on “Do you ever take a break or try to go without makeup to give your skin a rest?

  1. Chel

    yes! i LOVE a full face of makeup BUT i always let my skin breath. so every chance i get, i try to go without makeup. especially sunday and saturdays :)

  2. your skin is not supposed to be naked unless you are on some special treatment. I don’t put makeup on everyday but I use skin care everyday. If I go out I would use sunscreen.

    • Shayla

      Under what law is skin not supposed to be naked? Sunscreen is suggested, but ‘OMG! What did women do before sunscreen was invented?!!?!?? What did they wear on their dainty little faces to protect from the big bad sun? ?? Naked faces are *gasp* FORBIDDEN!’

      • Lol Shayla… she’s not saying you HAVE to. But she’s right. Your skin shouldn’t be completely bare if you can manage it. And no sunscreen is not just suggested, it’s highly recommended. Just because certain things were or weren’t used in the past, doesn’t mean that they’re not important.

        I mean, slavery and nonexistent suffrage for women used to exist before civil rights laws were “invented.”

        • Shayla

          Thought I see where you are coming from, infringement on human social liberties by governments and other humans is a bit different from our bodies naturally protecting us from the sun. Actually, it’s very different. Which,in turn, makes your reference irrelevant.

        • Avatar of Veronica Veronica

          I realize you probably didn’t intend for your comment to read the way it did, but it’s more than a little overdramatic, if not outright offensive, to compare modern skin care routines to the historical precedent of dehumanizing large swatches of the population for profit. You’re marginalizing two very serious issues by comparing them to something so superficial.

          • You both are missing the point of my reference. I used that example to illustrate that just because something occurred in the past doesn’t make it right. The sunscreen and civil rights issues are two examples of that. And that’s all they are: two examples of a very broad statement.

            No way am I comparing the importance or the meaning that they inherently embody. Here’s an example. There are two actions that I believe are bad. One is lying. The other is killing. They are both considered “bad.” Yet that in no way compares the social and legal meanings and ramifications that they encompass. This paradigm parallels the exact argumentative structure or approach that I had used in the first response.

            You two were just so angered or upset that you both rushed to vilify my comment without stepping back and seeing what I was actually saying.

            Furthermore, even if I were comparing the two examples, which I wasn’t, that would only go to show how important civil rights issues are to me. The fact that I can simplify slavery and nonexistent women’s suffrage to be labeled as WRONG, only goes to manifest that I show no tolerance for they’re perpetrators. There are no, “Oh but it was necessary, or it was just easier.” No, there are no grey areas when it comes to these issues. There’s only right or wrong, and those two were clearly wrong.

      • Back in those days, the woman of all origins, as I recall wore white pasty foundation. I recall the Egyptian women wore makeup..heavy kohl eyeliner. I think in certain cultures men wore makeup of sort also. Maybe, the Geisha women dont count in your opinion? I think Queen Elizabeth the 1st may had worn makeup. And they all wanted to look pale…since sporting a suntan would be considered one of low class working class. Not to go out of topic…some makeup foundations are therapeutic such as Clarins, Sisley, Creme de La Mer etc….But still I think you should sleep without makeup to be “NAKED”.

  3. Avatar of Tina Tina

    I used to think not, but that changed when I had my baby. Because I had a c-section, I was in the hospital for 4 nights. I also unexpectedly had my baby 6 weeks early. I wasn’t prepared to go to the hospital at all. They tell you to pack a hospital bag and keep it near you for you to grab and go. I never had the chance to pack one, so I obviously didn’t have any of my skin care products with me and my husband had no idea what to bring me. The only thing I ended up getting from my sister was my toner. So for 4 days I only used toner on my face after washing with water on a washcloth. Amazingly, my skin improved over those four days. Now I’ve slimmed down my skin care regimen a lot and try to let my skin breathe a few nights a week. If all else fails, just stop using everything and see what happens. You never know if your products might be causing your skin issues.

  4. Once a week. Sometimes I feel like my lashes need a break from mascara. No particular day, just when I’m feeling lazy.

  5. Yes! I do think it’s important, at least for my skin, as I find that with continuous wear for more than 3-4 days, my skin starts to break out in the T-Zone. I am interested to see what other people think about this!! :-)

  6. I do skip makeup a few times a week, but that’s because of my laziness and how tired I am in the morning rather than a desire to give my skin a break. I don’t feel quite as bad about wearing makeup so often because I don’t always use concealer/foundation.

  7. Avatar of Elizabeth Lizzi

    I tend to wear no makeup, other than coloring in my sparse eyebrows in with eyebrow pencil, during the weekend. Unless I have plans that I’d want to dress up for. I dress as perfectly as I can during the weekdays for classes and such, but during the weekends me and the boyfriend tend to be homebodies. We might leave to see a movie or go to a pub, which I rarely put on more than just one coat of mascara and ChapStick for. I guess the weekends are my makeup breaks.

  8. Avatar of Ana Ana G.

    Whenever I can I give my skin a break. When I-m home on the weekends, I never put any makeup on and always remove it when I get home from work.

  9. Avatar of artemis artemis

    NO…just when i’m home.. alone :)) in the weekends..when i don’t go out tho. i don’t wear it just for fun, i need it :(

  10. Avatar of Catherine CatherineM

    I try to go without makeup whenever I don’t have to leave the house, usually on Sundays when I tend to curl up at home with a good book or movie. But I’ve never tried it for a longer period of time…

  11. I wear more makeup now than when I was younger because I have so much makeup….esp..from reading Temptalia’s blog. But I just wear more makeup for each day. However, I remove my makeup always before I sleep and do not wear any makeup on the days I am not working to let my skin breath. A side note, just as dentists tell patients not to wear their dentures/ partials/ retainers 24/7, to let the gums breath,I think it is important not to have makeup 24/7.

  12. Steph

    My skin gets a rest when I take my makeup off when I get home and go to sleep, if that counts. Proper makeup removal and cleansing are important.

  13. I try to take a day off if I can, but cleaning my face twice a day and using the right moisturizer is more important to me. I know that my skin would be better if I drank more water, but I hate the way it tastes!

  14. softy

    I always do .. ^__^

  15. Avatar of Natalie Natalie

    I do, especially if I’m trying to heal a break out that just won’t go away! Most days I try to wear as little as possible, just so I feel my skin has some room to breathe. Therefore I don’t feel as bad if I do some crazy looks on the weekends!

  16. Avatar of Cat Cat

    Yes, and I do think my skin appreciates it. And I usually go full out on a day when I give my skin a break, so I don’t use any of the skincare products I usually use either!

  17. Courtney

    I don’t normally wear makeup on weekends unless I’m doing a theater show.

  18. MargieT89

    On weekends I sometimes do not wear make at all if I am not going anywhere besides the gym and my skin actually gets worse on those days… I have no idea why!

  19. Emma

    yes I do actually sometimes when I come home I’ll immediately take off my makeup. And very often I’m not wearing any makeup the whole weekend. Sometimes I even go to school without makeup. I have no problem with showing myself bare but when I do, people ask me if I’m sick or something because of my dark under eye circles :D

    • grace

      yeah thats same for me! people always ask are u sick or did you get punched in the eye. and im just like no i just have bad dark circles. and they are like oh..

  20. Avatar of Magdalena Magdalena

    i always wear makeup to work and most outings but on the weekends i try to stay makeup free when possible

  21. margaret

    Of course I do! Now that I am in my 40′s I can see how my skin reacts when I wear make-up for the 7th straight day and it is really awful! I do clean my face properly but it seems that my skin gets exhausted from make-up. After several days break, I know my skin appreciates it.

  22. Faye

    No… believe it or not, my skin actually functions much better when I wear makeup, I have VERY oily skin (I’ve never known anybody with skin like mine), but with translucent powder (I use Rimmel) it looks absolutely perfect. I guess it must soak up the oil as my skin produces it, and I only wear a touch of foundation here and there more as a concealer, where possible I leave my skin bare except for the powder. When I’ve gone days without makeup I have the worst skin, the oil just gets produced and sits there, I feel disgusting and like I have an oil slick on my face and I get really clogged up spotty skin. So I don’t ever go without at least powder unless I’m in hospital (and even then I managed to use it when possible). I occasionally forgo the full eyeliner, shadow, blusher etc. if I’m just hanging around the apartment.

  23. Heather

    Sure….when I’m sleeping

  24. Sophie

    Yeah, I think it’s pretty important. I’ve actually stopped wearing foundation and instead just dab some concealer on the parts of my face that need covering up. My skin is a lot better now, and I actually can’t stand wearing foundation anymore. Of course, if I’m not going out then I don’t wear any makeup at all.

  25. Avatar of Veronica Veronica

    I go fairly often without any on, but that’s in part to my job requiring adherence to clean room standards. I’m also of the mind that a woman should love what she looks like with or without makeup on, so I’ll occasionally go makeup free for the hell of it.

  26. Kate

    I quit foundation a few years ago, and I just dab a little concealer where I need it. I much prefer it. Instead of having makeup-less days, I alternate what kind of makeup I wear. I do my eyes one day, my lips the next, just some highlighter and mascara the day after that…so all of my face gets to breathe, just not all at the same time. Haha. I do try to skip all makeup at least one day on the weekend, though.

  27. JCz

    I really try not to – I don’t have the skin or the brows to go full-on commando. If I don’t have to leave the house and I’m not seeing anyone besides my husband, I’ll typically leave the makeup off. I do make it a point to wash my makeup off every night tho.

  28. Kris

    I realize that my skin tends to be oilier and more spotty if I go without makeup. I was on holiday for the past week, stayed at home with just moisturiser. With everything else (skincare, diet) the same, I get more spots as compared to when I put on makeup to work.

  29. Of course yes I let my skin breath

  30. When not going out of the house, though sometimes I can really experiment at home if it’s not going to be seen elsewhere!

  31. I take frequent breaks from makeup. It’s so important to let your skin breathe sometimes. I’d say at least once or twice a week I will go without makeup.

  32. Naheeda

    Always go to supermarket or drop/ pick my daughter from school without make up. Feel good! only skin care.
    Many think i have make up, in fact i dont.

  33. Cords

    Absolutely. If im in my house its bloody ridiculous and uneconomical to be waltzing around in a full face of makeup. Im not a 1950′s housewife wearing my sunday best and heels to cook a roast. If im not in town or at work im not wearing makeup

  34. Yes I do! When I first started wearing makeup, I was wearing foundation every single day. Before I discovered Philosophy Purity, my skin started to breakout because I wasn’t properly washing my face. I stopped wearing foundation but decided I still needed something to make my skin tone look even but still have a natural look. Now I will use Mac oil control lotion and Urban Decay tinted moisturizer to achieve that look and I never looked better. I barely use foundation these days so taking a break did help me re-evaluate my makeup needs.

  35. MsCece

    Saturdays are my makeup free days. The only exception is if I am going to an important event that day but other than that no makeup on Saturdays.

  36. BooBooNinja

    I haven’t started wearing enough makeup to have to do this.
    I do however, always wear sunscreen.
    Keep up the great bloggin’, Christine :)