It's astonishing the amount of beauty routine most women go through. I don't think men even have the slightest idea of all of the crap we put ourselves through! But some women are beginning to say, "Enough!" and chuck certain beauty routine staples. One woman admits that she stopped shaving -- entirely. She no longer shaves her legs, armpits, or lady parts. Paloma Goni wrote in The Huffington Post:
Women have hair on their legs. We have hair on our armpits. And on our pubis. And in a thousand other places. We're hairy, the same as men. And that's real. A reality that women, pressured by one another, insist on hiding.
So she stopped doing it. Well, good for her. Apparently her boyfriend doesn't mind it either, because although he refused to take a pic of her hairy pits, he didn't break up with her! I decided to ask around and see if there were other routines women gave up on. Here are 10.
One woman says she "used to buy a tube of stuff from Duane Reade" but stopped when she became pregnant and never went back to it.
One woman used to do this every month, but it became too onerous, and she now does it only a couple of times a year.
This woman says she stopped because she felt like she was "suffocating" when she put it on.
One woman began wearing "natural" deodorant when she was pregnant, and then after she had the baby, she just kind of stopped the thing entirely.
Says one woman, "I used to do it all the time but trimming and shaving is enough!" She concedes that her recent marriage might have made her a tad more flexible down there.
Showering on the weekends.
"What's the point?"
One woman stopped after reading that they contained "plastic/petro/heavy chemicals" and she doesn't feel like the expensive creams work anyway.
One woman stopped after reading this was bad for the natural chemical balance of the vajay.
One woman stopped after realizing she was spending thousands a year on trying to stay the natural aging process. She now spends that dough on educational classes and travel.
One woman decided to suck it up and accept her grays. Kudos!
As for myself, I've stopped wearing mascara. Pretty much no matter what brand I try, I end up looking like a raccoon after a few hours.
Are there any beauty routines you refuse to do anymore?
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