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no-make-up-selfiesUnless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll have seen the slew of celebrity selfies doing the rounds in which the famous snapper is totally make-up free. It started with Alicia Keyes who, rather dramatically, took to social media and declared herself DONE with make-up, and then bravely stuck to her word by attending various award ceremonies and premiers with a completely untouched face and the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Alba, Selena Gomez and Adele have all followed suit. However, no make-up doesn’t mean no skincare at all, so we thought we’d take a look at some of the products which can help you rock a no make-up look with maximum confidence.


If you’re prone to oily skin, using a mattifying product to keep shine at bay is a good idea, especially if you’re planning to photograph your face. Decleor Velvet Mattifying Fluid is the perfect product for this as it moisturises the skin whilst clearing excess sebum and keeping shine at bay, giving you the perfect complexion for going make-up free.

Clear Blemishes

There’s a good chance that going make-up free will help to keep your skin much clearer if you’re prone to spots, but on the off-chance that you have a hormonal breakout you’ll want something to help clear your skin while you don’t have foundation to cover it up. Using something like Dermalogica Emergency Spot Fix will reduce redness and kill the bacteria which causes spots, allowing you to restore your complexion to it’s former blemish-free glory.

Protect From the Sun

Many of us take it for granted that our foundation will contain some level of SPF which will protect our skin from the sun, but going make-up free means we no longer have this layer of protection. Using a daily SPF like Decleor Daily Defence Fluid Shield SPF30 will not only fend off the sun’s harmful rays, it will moisturise your skin and also help to protect against the signs of ageing.

Remember Your Eyes and Mouth

Your eyes and mouth are usually the first places to show the signs of ageing with fine lines forming around the edges of our lips and corner of our eyes. Although there’s no shame in showing your age, keeping your skin in tip-top condition after it’s started to age is really important. We’d recommend Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Firm for these areas as it will help to plump and firm the skin while adding back important nutrients to help the skin to renew its own cells.

Reduce Dark Spots

If you’re completely make-up free, there’s a good chance that your complexion doesn’t look totally even which is where a dark spot corrector can come in seriously handy. We recommend Decleor Dark Spot Corrector Concentrate which will help to lighten areas of hyper-pigmentation, allowing you to regain a more even skin tone.