MAKE UP FREE MONDAYS

By Mercedes Sanchez Do you have what it takes to go bare faced for one whole day? What if we told you that women across the country are dedicating one day out of the week to accentuate their inner beauty? Thanks to Editor Alexis Wolfer from TheBeautyBean.com there's a hot new trend encouraging women to go makeup free every Monday.

"It took me a few weeks to go without makeup," says Wolfer. "We were trying it within our office at the Beauty Bean, and the first couple of times it's tough and challenging. This isn't about being anti-makeup. It's just a matter of taking that one day and putting the focus back on our inner beauty. Women across the world have been sending us pictures being makeup free and saying how empowered they feel, and how they feel they're being given permission to go without makeup for one day."

We caught up with Alexis at Makeup Mania in the Lower East Side to find out how the movement behind Makeup Free Mondays was started.

Watch our segment on BeChicTV and get a glimpse inside Alexis' products which include splurges like La Prairie's Microdermabrasion Cellular Cream to drugstore finds as simple as Aquaphor! Take a look here.