When someone complimented me on my skin this week, I couldn’t stop smiling. To me, it’s like telling someone they have lovely eyes. It’s just a part of you, whereas being complimented on makeup is a different matter since it’s temporary. It’s also because I went through so many ups and downs with my skin throughout my teens and early 20’s. I’ve had long periods where my acne wanted to stay, and periods where they’ve come and go. The skin is the largest organ, and it’s important to take good care of it from the inside out. The emotional, mental and physical state we’re in all affects the skin.
Remembering your sun protection and not staying in the sun for long periods of time can do wonders for the skin. The food we feed our body, the amount of water we drink, the less sugary and processed foods we eat and the more we adopt a positive mindset, the more it will reflect on our skin. These photos show an 8 month period from 2017 to now of my skin progress to show the improvements. There is nothing wrong with acne, and I still get it when my period comes. However, these are tips that helped clear my acne. One of the top tips was when I stopped stressing and worrying.
When stress overtakes us, it affects our body, mind and soul. This was definitely one of the top reasons that caused me to breakout. Last year was my skin at its worst, and this year I’m so grateful for it being at its best. Once I started thinking more positively, being kinder to myself, living in the moment and feeling more happy and content, it reflected on my skin. Some other advice includes: drinking at least 2 litres of water per day, exercising, eating fruits and vegetables, using suitable skincare products, wearing sunscreen, staying away from the sun, wearing face masks and having a good sleep.
When I was going through a period of time where I wasn’t feeling the best. I wasn’t living my best lifestyle. After surrounding myself with positive people, drinking more water, exercising daily and feeling motivated, my skin started to reflect that. The lifestyle we live really has an impact on our well being and how we feel in our daily life. What are your go-to skincare tips and what skincare products do you like to use?