I am obsessed with skincare and creating my own skincare journey because unfortunately I was not blessed with amazing skin. We watch, listen, and read a lot about skincare but a lot of the people that I get my information from already had great skin to begin with so it can be frustrating to know what will work for you. Over the years, I've learned that simple ingredients are ideal, and less fuss over your skin is best. Maybe you won't have perfect skin tomorrow, but with proper diet, lower stress, sleep, hydration, and good skincare habits you eventually will. Be patient and know that wherever you are at right now on your skincare journey, your skin does not define your beauty or worth. Put your energy into making your insides beautiful that you will no longer put so much thought into how your skin looks.
All that being said, here are some things to be aware of when it comes to skin:
1. GUT HEALTH
Gut health is major! Your gut contains so much good and bad bacteria, which inevitably comes through your skin. I try my best to stay away from processed foods like wheat, refined sugars, and packaged foods. I also be sure to take a probiotic every day, here is the link to the one I've been using for the past few years. I'm not perfect and I do eat processed from time to time, but I think it's important to be aware of what we are putting in our bodies. Generally I avoid nutrition facts unless I'm looking at the sodium or sugar, but the first thing I do when I pick something up is look at the ingredients. We need to become more aware of what exactly we are feeding our bodies.
2. DON"T TOUCH
Whatever you do, don't touch your face. By touching your face you are spreading bacteria all over your face, and BAM you wake up with a pimple.
3. CHANGE YOUR PILLOW CASE
I change my pillow case every other night and my sheets every other week. I notice a huge difference in my skin when I consistently change up my pillow case every day or every other day.
4. STOP THINKING ABOUT IT
Seriously when I stop stressing so much about my skin, it tends to clear up. Getting those cortisol levels up is not good for your skin and is something I definitely struggle with. I'm going to be doing an entire post about cortisol levels and my experience, in an upcoming post, so stay tuned for that!
Remember: Your skin is constantly changing and will continue to do so. Try not to get so wrapped up in what it looks like right now, do what you can to help your skin but at the end of the day just know that you're paying more attention to your flaws than anyone else & it will get better. Be patient, and focus on your internal beauty just a little bit more.