Today I wrote a story about The Renfrew Center Foundation For Eating Disorders Barefaced & Beautiful Without & Within campaign. The folks at the Renfrew Center want us to go makeup free today as in cleanse, moisturize and go. But if you really want to bring attention to the cause, go makeup free the entire week in honor of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week.
When makeup becomes a crutch for women - putting on a full face to go the gym - it can be a sign her self-esteem is in the toilet.
And low self-esteem can lead to poor body image and that can lead to eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia.
I think this Barefaced & Beautiful campaign is a great idea.
So I decided to go bare faced today. I thought it would be easy. After all, most of the time I just wear a little lipstick. but it was tough to see myself in a picture - that would be posted on line without a hint of color. No blush. No gloss. No foundation. Nothing.
But hey, I'm a tough cookie. And a pretty one at that.
So ladies, take some time this week to post your makeup free pics on FB and on Twitter #barefacedbeauty
And guys, tell your moms, sisters and especially your girlfriends they are beautiful with and without makeup, inside and out.