Life without Anorexia
My motto is 'Dont let the sadness of your past & the fear of your future ruin the happiness of your present'
My life at the moment is completely different to how it once was. I spent 5 years sick with anorexia nervosia and depression as well as struggling with self harm and overexercising. I spent 2 years in different treatment centres.
And since 2012 i have been declared healthy from my eating disorder.
I have been blogging for 7 years, and my whole journey is written in my posts. I now represent healthy and happiness. I want to show anyone struggling that it is possible to recover, no matter how hard it may seem.
I now blog about recovery, my life, veganism and positivity!
If you have any questions leave them in the comment section as i am much quicker at answering there, otherwise you can always send an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, November 6, 2016
Not wearing make up- learning to love my natural look
One of the positive outcomes (?) From my depression is that I learned to love my natural look. I've never been someone who has worn alot of make up, just the bare minimum consisting of concealer and mascara, but it was still a daily thing I did. And at times I put on make up just to go to the gym. It made me feel better about myself... not as pale or unnatural.
But then when I was depressed putting on make up took too much energy and if I ever put on make up I never took it off so my eye lashes began to fall out. So I decided to just not put make up on at all, also the fact that I just didn't care how I looked. And after a while I didn't even see the point in wearing make up... I don't even need it. And now I only ever wear make up if it's a very special occasion and I like it this way. I don't feel self conscious not wearing make up and people don't comment and say I look "sick" the days I don't wear make up (because I never wear it!). But also it saves me time in the morning!! Not to mention that I stopped colouring my hair as well (though I recently toned it again as the outgrowth was so dark and looked strange haha). It's not that I don't care about my appearance, like it was before, but that I like how I look naturally. Not wearing make up is also a way to feel more confident according to me. It makes you accept yourself for how you look and not just cover up or hide.
This post ISNT judging or critisizing people who wear make up. Because each to their own... but I personally love not wearing make up. However I know that when people have skin problems or acne it makes THEM MORE confident to wear make up, and that's awesome. I'm lucky that I have rather good skin and I understand that it can be awful to suffer from acne or such and it's awesome that you can cover it up if you want! But also, I am super jealous of all of you who have good make up skills. One of the reasons I don't like wearing make up is because I'm not even good at putting on make up, but I'm sure if I had the right techniques and spent money on good products I'd be more willing to put the time on make up and my hair.
Everyone has their own choice and no one should be judgemental about other people's make up preferences! But I also think that women/girls should feel more confident without make up... not feel like they are "sick or pale " if they don't wear any.
One thing which i have noticed since i have stopped wearing make up (though this could be due to diet change as well) is that my lashes are actually really long and "full now", i.e in the past my eyelashes kept falling out and there were almost spaces between them as they had fallen out. But also i have less (or i dont notice them anyway) dark circles under my eyes! But i think the best thing is just having more time but also not caring what people think if i dont wear make up, not feeling the need to put it on and when i do its because I WANT to, not because i feel i have to.
Anyway, sort of a silly post, but this has actually been a way for me to learn to love my face and to love my natural beauty. To just accept when i have spots or when i have dark circles under my eyes, and to just embrace how i look!
But everyone is different and like mentioned above, if make up gives you confidence then go for it, everyone should do their own thing and this is what i have done for me :)
Do you wear make up? Do you like wearing make up? Do you ever take make up free days? :)