Ok, this is really silly question. Several years back my Dad was scared I wasn't getting married and I'd be at home forever. He encouraged me to start wearing makeup. Several people got wowed, but I didn't want to impress them. Finally I got married with makeup, clothing, svelt 115lbs, but the person prefered p0rn stars, prostitutes, and was having affair with his married girlfriend. Who am I trying to impress when wearing makeup. And let's not forget, there is wear-and-tear to your skin everytime you try to remove it (even though it is not water-proof) I feel healthy is beautiful. Rather than mask imperfections with makeup, why not take care of health from the inside? Even when I stopped wearing makeup for a while my Dad was alarmed, thinking that I am ruining my marriage prospects (in USA, among people here) At this point I don't care. How do I peacefully tell Dad I don't want to wear makeup without crying and creating drama. He is already under enough pain and stress To the extent, I wish I can wear a scarve fashioned like a dupatta when I am outside, or around unfamiliar people. I mean really. I want to help take care of Dad, and when things have some momentum, I'd like to resume hobbies like painting.