all those self-care posts would be so much better if they didn’t include getting dolled up, putting on make-up etc. honestly in a society where women’s mental health already relies on their appearence this is such an unnecessary thing to advise people to do. like i get it, applying makeup can be comforting for some people (including myself) but why exactly? why do we never question why changing our natural faces makes us feel more confident, and instead just accept this as something that just is and can’t be changed? when i’m feeling sad or anxious the last thing i want to do is care about my appearence tbh. it’s so incredibly important and mentally healing to accept that your natural face without makeup is beautiful. and it’s possible to pamper yourself without putting on makeup. taking off your makeup however is the biggest liberation and empowerment.