Iskra Lawrence Explains Why It's Good to Ditch Your Makeup Sometimes

The model shares why she likes to ditch all makeup from time to time.

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Going makeup-free now and then is a welcome cleanse for your skin and can actually make you feel more confident, research shows. (

To go one step further, challenge yourself to post a makeup-free photo to Instagram. Body positive advocate and AerieReal role model Iskra Lawrence is a fan of sharing the occasional makeup-free selfie, and considers herself an early adopter of real-talk posts. "When I joined Instagram, I began sharing my raw photos along with my raw and honest thoughts and feelings," Lawrence says. "At that time no other models were doing that, and I found that my followers really related to it. The result was an intimate, special connection I still have with them."

Even if you don't have Lawrence's 4 million follower base, your display of self-love might inspire a similar connection. By embracing your bare face and showing it off, you might move someone else to do the same. (Get inspired: Our Favorite No-Makeup Celebrity Selfies)

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