How to love the skin you are in is not as easy as it sounds. I am sure every one has had moments when they didn’t feel oh-so-comfortable in their own skin. Either due to skin discoloration, acne, eczema, dermatitis, and a plethora of other reasons, many of us have struggled with trying to accept ourselves and loving our skin. I remember a time when I didn’t feel confident enough to go out without makeup on my face. And as life would have it, I experienced a huge skin problem that totally rocked my world. At the time, it was incredibly devastating as I couldn’t even hide my skin issue with makeup, because I had to allow my skin to heal without it. This was a really tough thing for me to do, particularly because I work in the beauty industry. I remember feeling everyone looking at the atopic dermatitis on my face and not truly seeing the real me. But as days went on, I realized a lot of what I was feeling and thinking only happened in my mind. The more I went makeup free, the more confident I became about letting my skin go bare. I then started enjoying the freedom of walking out of the house sans makeup. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love the power of makeup and how it brings forth your best self. But I don’t like the feeling of hiding behind makeup anymore. And thanks to incorporating oils into my skincare routine, my skin has completely transformed and become better than ever. For about two years now, I have become such an oil junkie. I use oils for everything. From cleansing to moisturizing my face, oils have been absolutely wonderful for my skin. I only use organic and unrefined oils though. The two oils I am currently obsessed with now, and use on a daily basis to moisturize my skin are Rosehip and Jojoba Oil.
a) Rosehip Oil: This is my day time oil. After cleansing my face, I use just a drop of this magnificent oil to moisturize my face. This is a dry oil, which means it completely absorbs into my skin, leaving it oil free and dry to touch. It is beyond amazing. And the smell is simply delightful. It is packed with lots of vitamin A and antioxidants which is great for keeping skin even and spot free.
b) Jojoba Oil: I use this at night with Rosehip Oil. 2 part Jojoba Oil and 1 part Rosehip Oil is my night time moisturizer. Jojoba oil is great moisturizer because it is known to mimic your skin’s natural oils which means it won’t clog your skin. It locks moisture to skin, leaving it soft and smooth without an oily residue. And it smells so good.
My skincare routine is really simple. I cleanse, tone and moisturize to gentle and natural products only. As a result, I can finally say that I love the skin that I am in.
Have you struggled with loving your skin? Any tips on how to love the skin you are in?
Please share. I would love to hear from you.
Enjoy life joyously & deliciously,