She isn’t the first celebrity to show us their human side by posting a make up free picture on twitter. Holly Willoughby gave fans a glimpse into her home life on Sunday after waking early to put to use her domestic side and cook her family Sunday lunch.
Clearly happy with her culinary efforts, she tweeted a picture along with the caption: ‘This is shaping up to be a great Sunday!!!!
But after her busy morning, Holly, 31, revealed to her Twitter followers that despite being organised in the kitchen, she was still in her pyjamas.
Like Katy Perry and Rihanna before her, Holly posted a picture of herself preparing Sunday lunch for her family wearing just her nightie and no makeup.
She wrote: ‘Lunch done, Me however still in nightie! Makeup!x’
However, it seems the majority of British women are far less forthcoming when it comes to revealing their make up free faces. Holly’s tweet sparked a debate about whether or not other women would do the same- and it appears most of us would not.
An overwhelming 91 per cent of British women confess they would never ‘do a Holly Willoughby’ and appear in public without wearing make-up on a night out – and one third say they would never actually leave the house before putting their ‘face’ on.
Furthermore, 64 per cent would not even consider turning up at work without some degree of cosmetic retouching, and 44 per cent would never let a photo of their ‘naked’, make-up-free face be posted on Twitter.
Louise Reed, Head of Marketing at Escentual.com, the leading UK beauty website who conducted the survey, said: ‘The majority of our female customers said they would “feel naked” without their make-up in a work setting or on a night out.
‘And there’s also a significantly large number of women who would not be happy being seen au naturel on the weekend, and even more wouldn’t allow pictures of themselves without make-up to go on social media.
But what is it that makes British women feel so inadequate without their makeup?
Most women said that it was their skin condition and the worry of looking older without their makeup. Fine lines and wrinkles and skin blemishes were top of the list of concerns about their makeup free appearance.
The majority of women said they would like to be able to wear no makeup but simply lacked the confidence to do so because of the worry about appearing older or tired looking.
So what can we do?
• Laser Dermabrasion is a great way to smooth out skin blemishes and give even skin tone, meaning heavy foundations and cover up makeup are no longer needed.
• Botox and fillers, when done correctly, can smooth out lines and wrinkles and many women comment that (particularly around the eye area) they appear more ‘alert’.
If you are considering these treatments so you can go makeup free, only seek advice and treatment from fully qualified doctors with experience.
At Natura Skin Clinic we offer all our patients a free skin evaluation where our doctor will make recommendations based on your skin. So unlike the majority of British women, you can be makeup free- and confident!