Bare is beautiful.
Women face countless pressures every single day. We work hard, but earn less money than men. We struggle over dividing out time between work and our families. We struggle to be the right weight. We struggle to wear the right clothes.
But perhaps the most common everyday pressure women face today is the pressure to wear makeup when we leave our houses.
That pressure isn't just in our heads.
Women who wear makeup to work are more likely to get jobs, get promotions, or receive raises. We aren't going crazy, the world is going crazy, and it wants us to buy out the cosmetics aisle in our local pharmacy.
I wear it as armor when I'm going to meet someone new or I need a boost in confidence. It's also a fun, easy way to express my mood. And it can make me feel sexy as hell.
But you know what makes me feel even more sexy, what really bolsters my confidence?
Not wearing makeup all.
There is something bold and powerful about a woman showing the world her bare face. It shows just how strong your self-esteem is. It's revealing your vulnerability, it's exuding confidence, it's a message we should be sending to the younger generations every single day of the week.
These celebrities are a crucial part of the no makeup movement, and their selfies prove exactly what I'm trying to say.
This makeup free selfie is cute as can be, thanks to Jessica Alba's cute hat choice.
Gwyneth Paltrow has never been afraid to reveal her naked complexion, and I love her for it.
Rihanna loves her some makeup free selfies, and this bubble bath selfie is proof.
Cara Delevingne is a model but she's beautiful inside AND out as this makeup free selfie proves.
Cindy Crawford could be my mom yet looks years younger and flawless in this makeup free selfie.
Can we talk about how unfair it is that Megan Fox is stunning without makeup. I kid, I kid, I support her good looks.
Jennifer Lopez has the skin of a baby's behind and she ain't afraid to show it off!
Cameron Diaz and her pooches are pure perfection in this makeup free pic.
Laverne Cox looks just as stunning without makeup as she does glammed up to the nines.
Does Christie Brinkley have a beauty and can I please buy all of it, please and thank you.
Drew Barrymore's makeup free selfie doubles as a killer vacation pic.
Sarah Silverman is all of us having a bad hair day and she's still beautiful.
Athlete Serena Williams swears by coconut oil as part of her beauty regime and I can see why.
Tyra Banks has never been afraid to show off what goes on behind the curtain in the modeling industry and this no makeup selfie is no exception.