7 Reasons Why I Don’t Wear Makeup | Minimalist Natural & Sustainable Beauty

7 Reasons Why I Don’t Wear Makeup | Minimalist Natural & Sustainable Beauty

I used to wear full makeup to school, work, and to meet friends and now I don’t wear any makeup and I practice Extreme Minimalism, sustainability and natural living. Hello friends, this is Youheum. I’ve been practicing Minimalism for 5 years. I gradually wore less and less makeup and now I ended up not wearing any makeup at all. I also don’t wear contact lenses, shave, or groom my body hair and I don’t use chemical skin and hair care products. I will share the reason why I don’t wear makeup and also some natural and holistic ways I care for my body and skin. Also before I go in-depth, I want to extend my gratitude for all my Patreon supporters, sponsors, and my community. I was able to get a new microphone for better experience and connection. So thank you for your generosity! I value natural and sustainable living so I’m currently focusing on Chemical-free living a plant-based lifestyle. And also reducing waste to reach my Zero-waste goal as much as possible and appreciating my natural self. Some benefits that I have experienced from not wearing makeup is being able to spend more time on nourishing activities and other ways of self-care. I no longer feel rushed to get my makeup and hair done 30 minutes or even an hour before heading out. I love how I can save money and be able to use that money on experiences more than accumulation. I also appreciate not producing packaging waste from the container and boxes that come with the product. Most conventional beauty products are single-use and they’re made of plastic packaging. So although I am not 100% Plastic-free or Zero-waste, I try my best to align with my intention of spreading compassion to this Earth. Another benefit that I enjoy is being able to avoid toxic ingredients and irritants like artificial fragrance, alcohol, artificial color, petroleum, and preservatives from leeching into my skin and into my internal system. I also appreciate how I’m not contributing to animal testing and staying true to my practice of Veganism. The biggest reason why I don’t follow the beauty norm like shaving, wearing contacts, wearing makeup which I did all in the past, is because I value my natural self. I’ve always been attracted to the natural world. I enjoy forest bathing, hiking, climbing trees, and being connected with my wild self. I also love inviting elements of nature to my modern life by having plants around, wearing natural fibers like linen and living slow. I have lost this part of my natural self many years ago when I believed that I must be presentable for others to accept who I am. I focused too much on creating the ideal me, instead of accepting my imperfection. Makeup is a powerful tool and I’m sure it allows people to find confidence and joy in the practice. Especially creative souls like artists using this medium for their profession. But after many years I realized that it simply is not compatible with me. My skin is not perfect and I do still have some bumps and eczema on my skin, but it’s slowly fading away. I focus on eating nourishing food to care for my mind, body, and spirit instead of using temporary remedies like ointments and harsh skincare treatments. Because this only treats what is at the surface level and not the root cause of the problem. I believe in the healing power of food and by eating a plant-based raw diet, I have seen major positive changes in my rosacea, eczema, and dark circles. Something that I enjoy doing is drinking celery juice and it has beneficial in detoxing my body and skin. I am aware that Raw Veganism is not for everybody and I’m simply here to share my story with you. In no way do I believe that my way is the best way and I’m happy to do what I love in my own unfolding and expression without resisting the lifestyle choices of others. I also feel that emotions have a lot to do with the skin. Some of you might already be aware of this if you read Louise Hay’s work on healing the body through emotional and spiritual awareness. So I try to manage my stress and adrenal fatigue with hot baths, massages, yoga, meditation, and slow days. Also, be sure to share with me what you love about yourself. What is one feature you love? Maybe on your skin, hair or body. Share with me in the comments below. Some options that I considered before going completely no-makeup is plant-based and all natural makeup brands. I support small businesses making Plastic-free and biodegradable products or just companies that put an effort into reaching a sustainable goal. I also see many Zero-waste bloggers offer DIY homemade makeup like charcoal. mascara, plant-based pigment eyeshadows, and tinted lip balms. So there are definitely ways to be Eco-friendly and still wear makeup if that’s what you want to do. I used to use these organic tinted lip balm and mineral eye shadows. I use this calendula salve for body and skin moisturizing. It’s very gentle and not too oily for my skin type. I also have this homemade sunscreen made of carrot oil, a few drops of essential oil, and other natural ingredients. I wash my face, body, and hair with a single bar of soap. It’s handmade locally in Austin and made of olive oil base. I also have a chlorine filter on my shower head to remove most of the harsh chemicals from leaching into my skin and causing irritation. My hairbrush is Plastic-free. This one is made of bamboo and it doesn’t have a strong plastic smell to it, which I enjoy. I hope that you find or have found the courage to love your authentic self as well. I also want to remind you that I’m not the only woman who intentionally chooses to not shave or not to wear makeup or not to follow the beauty norm. So I give a shout out with deep appreciation to Brittany Taylor, WearILive and The Fairly Local Vegan. They have beautiful lives, beautiful relationships, and an authentic lifestyle. I thank them for the courage to share with us. So feel free to visit them as well. And if you enjoyed this video please like and subscribe to my channel. Thanks again my friends for being here with me and I hope to see you again soon.

100 Replies to “7 Reasons Why I Don’t Wear Makeup | Minimalist Natural & Sustainable Beauty”

  1. FYI new microphone! I am truly grateful for your generosity my friends. Feel free to share how your natural beauty journey is going.

  2. I don't wear makeup either for a lot of the same reasons. I respect other people's choices to wear makeup, shave or whatever they want to do with their bodies. As a lesbian I had role models that showed me it was ok to not wear makeup or conform to beauty standards. I'm glad that this opened up my options. Now you can be a role model for others who may want to choose a similar path.

  3. I couldn’t help but notice a tattoo on your left arm. It looks like Harry Potter’s glasses. Does it have any connection to Harry Potter? I’m only interested because I love Harry Potter.

  4. I never started wearing makeup: I didn’t like how it felt and how much time it took. I can't live plastic free, and probably never will be able to, because in order to walk I need a lil bit of plastic shoved into my vein once a week for my infusions. (XD)

  5. I love 💕 your videos so much!!! Thank you, it gives me a big motivation to follow the path)
    And hello from Russia))

  6. American man (NOT my husband) make fun of my accent, short hair, no shave & no makeup. Why are they so judgemental here????

  7. Not to be critical but when you were dry skin brushing at the end …from what I know and have seen and learned about dry skin brushing you are to brush from the 'ends' of your limbs towards your 'heart'. There are several good videos on Youtube as to how to dry skin brush …the one I follow is from 'Green Smoothie Girl' (I think). It's all about moving your lymph. I have had NHL so I try to move my lymph via dry skin brushing as much as possible. It is important to brush in the way/direction that helps the lymph move and flow towards the larger areas of lymph nodes. Just wanting to be helpful.

  8. I used to never use makeup but now I put on a small amount of bb cream and concealer. It made me breakout a lot more often so now I’m trying to improve my skincare rather than just cover it up

  9. I personally don't think makeup is necessary but I love wearing it, and I love it gaves colour to my face 😁

  10. you do not need makeup at all your skin looks amazing and I think foundation would just cover the dewy natural glow you have and I love your black eyelashes and eyebrows. I struggle with no makeup as a natural blonde, my eyelashes and eyebrows are so light they blend into my skin color

  11. I never wore a lot of makeup, actually only eyeliner and some mascara. But I did it daily and didn't feel confident enough to go out without. Now I only wear mascara and feel myself gently transitioning towards heading out more without any makeup and feeling confident in my skin, as it is. Thank you <3 Ps: I loooove Brittany Taylor as well!

  12. I actually stopped wearing makeup in my early 20's. I stopped for practical reasons. I was working the graveyard shift and I wanted to spend all the extra time I had available sleeping. So I chose sleep over putting on makeup. And I gradually stopped wearing all makeup.

  13. Ever since my daughters were born to make an example of myself to look more natural as an example for them. So appreciate your look and practice for sure!

  14. Glad to have found u..! I am on path to being makeup free.. last year I went off hair color.. so let’s see how it goes!

  15. Hello, I saw one of your videos after I watched some minimalist videos on futon. I and am really interested in your mindfulness practises and I had seen you are using Libby, are there any book or audiobooks you would recommend?

  16. I had never worn makeup except when I tried on prom night and it felt like a blanket was thrown on my face i scrubbed it off immediately have not worn it since. My skin is bad but that's because my diet is poor which I am working on. I have this take me as I am or just leave me alone on makeup because I'm am fine without it.

  17. Nobody cares! and your jab is pathetic! FYI, you have to be a natural beauty to pull off makeup!

  18. Hey friend,I’d like to let you know that I don’t shave hairs from my body ,I first thought that we are all created uniquely n if hairs that are on our bodies weren’t meant to be their in the first place it wouldn’t,so when I thought about it I leave my hairs n just keep clean dry n hydrated.i brush my skin just as you do.i know a minimalist lifestyle will make me happier one day when I transitioned

  19. Great video! I very rarely wear make up myself and I do not groom my hair. I only wish people would stop telling me how sick/tired I look everywhere I go. 😞

  20. I’ve never worn make up, the women in my mothers family have always shown their worth through actions – I’m grateful for that. I don’t dye my greying hair. This results in my 3 children not ‘caring’ about how they look, they’re amazingly confident in themselves and know their self worth. I’m loving your channel and keen to learn more the more I progress through attempting zero-waste. I doubt I’ll get there with children, but I’m mindful to reduce as much as possible. Thank you for being the guiding force to lead me to where I want to be.

  21. Hi There! I highly reccomend looking at The Body Shops Body Polisher Cloth. It's ethically made and it's really helped the bumps on my face. I feel that that is caused by soap stuck under your skin and a rougher skin cloth can work wonders on releasing it.

  22. I admire you so much for trying your best to envision your humble and noble goals for a better world through your practice of extreme minimalism. You are so precious, beautiful and mindful. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and feelings ❤️🙏 much love from Germany

  23. Another makeup-less, non-shaving, minimalist woman here (in Europe ;-)) Recently found your channel and I love how soothing you are, listening to you immediately makes me slow down and be more mindful <3 Thank you for sharing and yay for Brittany & Amber, love their channels so much <3

  24. I wear mascara and once in awhile some lipgloss.. I gave up foundation & eye makeup years ago.. I no longer color my hair and it is now completely grey/white.. even though I'm only in my mid 50s.. I get a haircut 3-4 times a year.. I'm already on the journey but you have inspired me even more so! I don't live in a year round warm climate so I may need a few more clothes, but it's so true that I don't need half of the clothes I have.. I don't wear them really.. I go for the ones I feel comfortable in.. I love your style of living it's truly inspiring! 😊

  25. I have only worn a full face of make up at my high school prom. That's it. Every other time I just we a lip stick if I feel like it. Personally for me it makes me take care of my skin and have a healthier routine. My reason for not wearing make up is not because I'm minimalist , it's because 1. I don't know how to do all the foundation, concealer, highlight, etc. 2. I've never been into make up 3. I'm too lazy , I have a natural afro and combing it through already takes a good few minutes – i can't add a make up routine lol 4. Make up is expensive – not something im likely to keep up with . Thank you for your videos , they are informative and calming

  26. I love your videos. I am the complete opposite but I have begun to pick up some of your practices. Thank you.

  27. I do shave…but your vid has made me think a lot. Isn't hair growing on your body meant for protection? Why do we shave it off? Btw I never wear makeup either! ☺️💕

  28. I just happened to come across your videos and I just want to say that you are awesome! Your voice calms me right down and inspires me to make bigger steps towards living in line with my values <3 thank you so much for sharing!

  29. Makeup is just all plastic waste and toxins anyway, I wear it but I dont buy makeup anymore, just replace the few things I really like.

  30. I love a lot of things about myself, but I really like my long soft hair the most, I enjoy brushing them everyday. I don't use any chemicals on my body and wash myself only with water. And my hair became even prettier, than they were. 🙂
    I also don't shave at all and have a lot of hair on legs and under arms. I'm learning to accept this in myself, succesfully, and when someone is judging me for that, I always answer with a joke or simply smile and ignore that. People always telling what do they feel, fear, so it's not about me – it's about them. I just hear them and feel for them, because it's hard to live in the world with a lot of fear and restrictions, lack of self-love and acceptance.
    And actually I found that most people don't really care about your unshaved legs and arms. The only person, who feels bad about it was myself, and I can change that. 🙂

  31. I gave up makeup about 8+ months ago and have never looked back. As I began to pack up my old makeup I was shocked as I did an audit of how much money/time I have spent on trying to look younger, prettier, acceptable, etc. – not realizing that the solution to feeling better about myself was within me, not what others thought of me. Now, I am so much happier and richer too!

  32. Your videos are very inspirational! I have a question. How do you store your charcoal bar of soap? Do you just let it dry out?

  33. I really wish to stop wearing makeup. I hate putting it on and takes so much time but I have ALOT of acne of my cheeks that is very red and I feel like people will judge me for that. I’m 17 btw 🙂

  34. You really inspire me to be more conscious, but this i cant do…. I look terrible without makeup, but you are blessed with good skin.

  35. I'm so so jealous but i guess i just need time to not to wear makeup anymore. I have been minimalist for 1 year but this is impossible for me as i like it and use it frequently. But i would like to not to use make up as we must accept our imperfections.. So true what you have said

  36. I have never worn makeup, only for my sister's wedding, once, when I was 15. I hated it, even though everyone cumplimented me. But now, after a few years, I have acne marks, and before I decide to use makeup for special events so I can feel confident talking to people, I'm going to use Tamanu oil to try to fade them. I really don't wanna wear makeup, but it's starting to feel necessary. People talk about my marks and it makes me feel like they don't want to look at me.

  37. I love your channel but you should know that the use of soaps as in anything made using lye and fat is dangerous to skin because it disrupts the natural ph of the face and hair . I would recomend to stop using it or using an acidic toner such as acv and honey to counteract it .

  38. Sweet cat. Please be careful of all houseplants as there are many that are toxic to cats, as well as many "people food" that cats should never eat even in small quantities and that includes onions [actually any bulb plants] and garlic. Most essential oils and other VOCs even if "natural are also toxic for cats. And not all veterinarians are savvy about this. /if your cat has chronic chin bumps and other eruptions [DVMs call it "chin acne"], it is often from eating/drinking out of plastic or vinyl; stainless steel or glass is healthier for them.

  39. I'm a dancer…. so that is really the only time I use make up. AND I PACK IT ON FOR THE STAGE. I'm being more keen on ingredients and packaging so one day I will have a plastic-less/toxic free make up collection!!! Please share any brands or hints/suggestions about this pretty please!!!!

  40. I'm 32… so in this time I opt for PRP anti aging treatments. They draw your blood and spin it and extract the white part of your blood. They can use that as a filler and with microneedling. Normally the practitioner will put your initial on your vile of blood because mix ups, can be deadly. NO MORE NEED FOR FILLERS AND BOTOX everyone!!!!!!!

  41. reasons why I don’t wear makeup
    -I can’t afford it
    -many makeup brands use child labour or hurt animals to make the product
    -I’m lazy
    -it’s not that eco friendly (most things)

  42. I don’t wear makeup because I’m too lazy to put it on. And also because I don’t mind the way I look without it and I think it’s sad when girls cake on makeup because they don’t like the way their face looks. But mostly because I’m lazy.

  43. Use cooled boiled water or alkaline water with pink Himalayan salt as acne/eczema treatment and it has done wonders

  44. Hello.i really like your simple life and i hope that you put arabic subtitles on your videos.thanks 💞

  45. Nice statement! Here s the best face-mask i can recommend: put organic honey, fresh dropsa lemon juice and turmeric powder into a cup and mix it into a paste, put it allover your face, leave for 20min and scrub thoroughly. I discovered this mask online a year ago and it is the best magic ever. It heals the skin, refreshes the skin, nourishes it. Especially for ppl with slight imperfections, it does wonders. Plus its made from kitchen ingredients only! Since then, i only use this mask. Don't do it more often than 1/week, cuz its very powerful. Namastē!

  46. Love your channel ! You really insipire me <3 <3 How old are you? <3 Love and light <3 Would be fun to see how you used to put make up on you when you were living a materialistic life <3 You are beautiful <3

  47. I think make – up should be ilegal 😡
    I’m 16 years old but I would never wore make-up in my life
    Every time when I see girl with make-up I see only plastic doll and nothing more
    Make-up is doing to girls something they aren’t and that’s really sad 😢

    I this every girl is obsessed with make-up these days

    Everyone should be happy how he look 🥰

    And sorry for mistakes, I don’t speak English

  48. I don't wear makeup at all and my colleagues keep telling me "why don't you wear makeup at work? Nobody comes at work in this area without makeup." I just smile and let them judge coz I love to stick with my own opinion if it's safe for everyone."

    People judge but eventually they get tired by constantly telling you "you look tired".

  49. I almost never wear make up throughout my adult life. Just simple ones during special occasions such as wedding dinners. I do not even wear lipstick at work.

  50. What do you use for toothpaste? And for shampoo conditioner? Those are the things I’m having an issue with currently

  51. I hate makeup. for one it's a lie. For people that wear makeup, you don't look like that so stop lying. most of the time if you see a woman with makeup and you think she's a 8, if she wipes the makeup off she's really a 5. and you can't run your fingers across her skin or you'll smudge the foundation. it feels unnatural to the touch anyway. I would just rather know what a woman really looks like and form my opinion based on the truth.

  52. I used to wear heavy makeup when i was around the age of 17 to early 20s i am 23 now i started to wear makeup lesser and eventually i just use powder i start to notice & feel/saw the difference in me like i felt more accepting i embrace my skin without the makeup. It feels really good overall. That was how my journey started. 🥰🍒

  53. extreme Minimalism means: No car. No digital tech. You are not an extreme Minimalist you might be a Minimalism but you need to get your head around the definition and use it in proper context. Or stop kidding yourself, you little idiot.

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