I feel the same way. When I was cooped up indoors revising for the examinations, I thought my skin looked better without the makeup, but nevertheless, there are the red scars which I simply HAVE to cover up with makeup when I step out.
I can't seem to gather the guts to not apply makeup when I head out, because it's a psychological ailment on my part that I am terribly unattractive without any cake on the face. Even when I step out to run some grocery errands face-naked, I would feel so self consious and rush through my shopping, so I can get home fast enough to `hide' my scarred self.
Makeup is essentially not good for the skin, as it doesn't allow the skin to breathe, thus resulting in clogged pores. I would think that only patient and gutsy skin sufferers would benefit in the long run by resisting makeup, because their skin would be in much better condition. Take my sis for example. Her skin's much better now, and she doesn't apply makeup, even when she was working.