Go Naked!

In People Magazine’s “Most Beautiful People” celebrities like Drew Barrymore, Jessica Biel, Eva Longoria, and Rosario Dawson took it all off – their makeup, that is – for the camera. Could you be so brave? Does being seen in public without makeup make you self conscious or even queasy?

If so, I invite you to challenge yourself! The mission: Go without a stitch of makeup for seven days: No concealer, powder, foundation, eyeliner, mascara, lipstick, nada. Also no hiding out at home – participants must show their bare faces to the public. Need motivation? Could going without makeup be better for your health?

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics is a coalition of public health, educational, labor, religious, environmental and consumer groups with the stated goal of protecting the health of consumers (and cosmetic workers) by requiring the health and beauty industry to phase out the use of chemicals linked to cancer, birth defects and other health problems and replace them with safer alternatives. To date, over 400 manufacturers, distributors and retailers have signed the pledge. To check out the list of companies go to http://www.safecosmetics.org/companies/signers.cfm

Start your own trend by going without makeup often! I challenged myself and gone from “never leaving the house without “my face on” to now “usually out and about with no makeup” over the past month. My cashier at the grocery store now recognizes “the no makeup me” and seems unphased by my naked face. Go Naked!!! I look forward to seeing your face!

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