Updated: Jun 26, 2019
Do not misunderstand me. I do not have perfect skin. I don’t even have a basic understanding of how to apply make up to cover up my imperfect skin. I am not the person to seek skincare advice from. Regardless, I’m going to propose to you ten things that may help you with your “problematic” skin, and if they don’t work, you know who not to ask advice from a second time.
I work in a medspa. A medical spa. A place that combines luxury relaxation techniques with needles, lasers, acid, blood, and something called “dermaplaning” which involves scraping the skin on your face with a straight razor. Don’t get me wrong, all of these things have their place and deliver anticipated results, but sometimes when you call things what they are, it’s amazing what we will do in the name of “beauty”. Now, I am not going to write a ten million word post about my opinion on beauty, why inner beauty is more important, or how our lack of self-love leads us to obsess about our appearance. Outward beauty does matter. We can say all the truths about the importance of appreciating the inner beauty, but it will never replace the understanding that we have set certain beauty standards for others and, more importantly, for ourselves. What is your definition of beautiful, realistically? What is that one thing about your physical self that you would like to improve? Those are good questions, the answers will give you direction towards how you want to present your appearance. Does applying your make up or dressing a certain way make you feel more confident? Good, that’s okay, that’s called style. Style is important. Our style of speech, dress, scent, and hair says a lot about how we see our inner ourselves. It is important, but DO NOT let it OVERWHELM you. Keep it simple, keep it you.
Here is a list of some things that can simplify the steps to healthier skin: