Yes, Makeup benefits self-esteem…really!
If you’re new to the child rearing or even a veteran, most if not all moms have one thing in common: They’re continually exhausted. Wearing makeup benefits self-esteem and can boost a tired mom’s confidence. But, the last thing moms think about is doting on themselves.
Cosmetics are often the last things on a mom’s mind. They’re too busy changing poopie diapers, coordinating feedings and begging baby to take a nap, especially excited at the prospect of the latter so she can sleep, too. It’s okay to be into the whole organic look, where nothing goes on the face but sunblock. It’s also okay if yoga pants and breathable sweat-proof exercise tops become your daily uniform.
There comes a point in time though, that the no makeup, hair-pinned-back, mom-in-sweats routine begins to wear on your confidence. Moms should know that wearing makeup benefits self-esteem, not to mention changing into a nice sundress once in a while. You’re not being vain if you take time for yourself. I started to realize that I was becoming the no makeup wearing, yoga pants mom. Finally, one day I decided to get into a comfortable, yet pretty summer dress and, yes, put on makeup. Afterward, I noticed a huge difference in how I felt and how others engaged with me.
From that day forward I became a believer that makeup benefits self-esteem. Cosmetics go beyond the external. It’s similar to how putting on a business suit makes you feel a certain way, like you’re in command. Contrary to just being a superficial application, makeup brings internal rewards. Makeup benefits self-esteem because it’s an artistic expression highlighting our best qualities and reminds us that we’re beautiful. Once in a while, moms go through moments where we can all use a little reminder.
So, take the time to, yes, shave your legs and your arm and get into that dress. Put on some make-up and smile as you walk the baby in your stroller. You’ll notice a boost in confidence and more smiles directed at you. Some days, that’s all we really need.