Continuing her quest to redefine beauty, Jessica Simpson appears in this month’s issue of Marie Claire free of makeup and without so much as a hint of retouching. Jessica’s hair is curly and air-dried, her skin bare and slightly freckled. It’s refreshing to see her so UN-made up!

Here’s what Jessica has to say about showing the world her makeup-free face:

“I don’t have anything to prove anymore. What other people think of me is not my business.”

She also reveals a few low-maintenance beauty habits:

“I’ll usually wash my hair and let it air-dry wavy, but if I’m just in a hang-out mood, I won’t even wash it. I’ll wait until it smells.”

What does her best friend, hairstylist Ken Paves have to say about Jessica’s air-dried style?

“I think we hit a plateau of overproduced beauty where hair became too cartoonish. Now people want a more natural, achievable look,” he says.

I’m all for Jessica’s version of natural beauty. Summer is a great time to cut down on energy use by air-drying. And you might be surprised at how well your hair does when you skip days between washing. If an A-list celebrity can do it, so can you!