Going all natural

Sofia Vergara with and without make-up

I issued the challenge because it was becoming more and more apparent that it would be a challenge. 

This Friday, my body image class and I will go without any enhancements.  What are enhancements?  Make-up, perfume, hair product, weave/ extensions (that aren’t sewn in), fake eyelashes, contacts, flat ironing, etc.

As we have immersed ourselves in more and more conversation this semester, I’ve become aware that some of my students think the skin they see in magazines or on television is that person’s skin.  But it’s not.  We’ve become less and less aware of what real skin looks like.  And so this Friday, we will reaquiant ourselves with what we look like without the stuff.  

Can you join us?  If you are in, let me know in the comments section, and look for the All Natural instructions on the blog this Thursday.

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6 responses to “Going all natural”

  1. Jenny

    Interesting idea. I’m considering it, but must admit I’m afraid to go to work without makeup. I’ll see if I can be brave enough.

  2. Mary

    I have always held to the philosophy that it is better that people be accustomed to a person au natural and then when they see them with perfect hair and face say, gosh you look great, than be accustomed to one looking perfect and then when they per chance see them without hair and makeup say, you look like crap, you sick? LOL
    Rarely wear makeup or hair products (I do dye it 3 or 4 times a year). But, must admit, when I do feel a little low, a little make-up and styling is a wonderful pick-me-up. Note, I am not a professional so I do not need to present an image of anything other than me each day and consider myself fortunate!

  3. Autumn

    I’m in! I’ve been wanting to challenge myself to go a week all-natural; I’m not ready yet but this will be a good challenge to get myself started.

  4. Joanne

    Hey Rosie-
    I commented on FB when this was brought up. I’m most excited to see what happens. Natural day for me just means no mascara or perfume. I think I can do that. I’ve often wished I were more “girly” and thereby knew how to apply make-up, but alas, I’m terrible at it and too lazy to practice. LOL
    Are we posting our natural Friday pics to FB or emailing them to you or something else?
    Hugs, as always!

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