In My Skin

I admit that I love seeing my sisters seemingly bare-faced/with no makeup. Natural. I don’t care if they have acne, acne scars, blemishes or bumps. But, from the outside looking in, it’s so easy and instinctual to judge based on appearance alone. I often think

she doesn’t need all that makeup

she’s doing too much 

or I bet she’s prettier without it

-never a thought of what she sees when she wakes up and looks in the mirror. Never a thought of how ugly she may think she is without a full face. Never a thought of how her confidence might zoom from 0 to 100 after she applies what she deems necessary. Never a thought that she could never even go as far as her mailbox without makeup in fear of being judged. Never a thought that if she did show her natural beauty, people would only see her “flaws.”

Until now.

Sure, some ladies do overdo it, but many are just trying to look and feel their best to get through another day.

Her testimony was very sobering indeed.

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