Most of us, at one time or another, have hated our skin. Whether it’s acne, wrinkles, dryness or sensitivity, we all have something that makes us wish we could shed our outer layer like a snake and start from scratch.
But, lucky for us, we’re stuck in the skin we were given because learning to love and accept our epidermis is an incredibly rewarding experience. Just like a significant other, building a healthy relationship with your skin takes time, intentionality and at least a little bit of wooing!
Here are some ways to fall in love with the skin you’re in…
Make the introduction.
First and foremost, you’ve got to get to know your skin. Most of our skin concerns are actually symptoms of a simple, but unique imbalance.
In some cases, two people might share the same skin problem but have drastically different solutions to solve them. For example, one person might struggle with acne because their skin is too oily and another because it is too dry. Before you start slapping on layers of cream or scrubbing your face raw, get to know your individual skin type and your skincare needs.
For a start, keeping your skin clean, hydrated and protected from the elements are simple solutions that are healthy for just about everyone.
Give your skin the best.
Your skin deals with constant abuse from dawn until dusk -- enduring cuts, burns, hours of make-up and unplanned grime – all in the duty of protecting you.
In short, it has definitely earned a good pampering!
Using the right products is an incredibly important way to care for your skin. Some creams and washes can seem great on the surface but can be full of hidden chemicals and ingredients that might irritate or harm your skin.
Essence of Humanity’s skincare products are 100% natural with ingredients that are specifically chosen to promote healing, provide nourishment and fortify your skin with vitamins and antioxidants.
Every relationship has its give and take, but when you’re indulging in earth-friendly, quality products there is no downside. It feels good in the moment and helps your skin reach its full potential in the long haul!
Don’t rush things.
Being impatient is one of the biggest mistakes people make when trying to improve their skin. It’s tempting to give up on a strategy or start using a destructive cocktail of products because you’re not seeing immediate results. It is very important to give your skin time to adjust and respond to any new skincare routines.
Complete healing won’t happen overnight, in one week or even one month. That’s why it’s important to care for your skin throughout the entire healing process. Remember, your skin is working to repair itself even when you’re not seeing a drastic change.
It’s all in the attitude.
Ever heard the phrase “fake it till you make it”? Healthy skin is an important goal but it’s also important to give ourselves plenty of grace. We all have times in our lives where our skin isn’t everything we want it to be and in those moments, the very best way to love your skin is to accept it, flaws and all.
Love that constellation of zits and that patch of eczema and those prominent laugh lines because they’re all part of a journey… and they’re all part of you.