How to Love Yourself and the Skin You're In: 5 Ways to Celebrate the Skin You Have
Discover how to love yourself, embrace your flaws, and celebrate your unique beauty.
Loving the skin you’re in and being confident in your own beauty contributes a lot to daily happiness. According to a study published in the National Library of Medicine, low self-confidence can lead to social anxiety, lack of assertiveness, and poor communication skills – which can have negative impacts on career development and relationships.
Something as simple as thinking, “I look good today” can make a huge difference, but it’s easier said than done. There are days when you look in the mirror and see only your flaws — or what you perceive as flaws.
So, how to love yourself better? Here are some ways to celebrate the skin you’re in.
Wear Makeup That Accentuates Your Best Features
Wearing makeup to highlight your best features — instead of hiding your skin or changing what you look like — is one of the best ways to boost your confidence and allow yourself to see your own beauty. Focus on what you love about yourself, not what society tells you is beautiful. Maybe you love the cupid’s bow on your lips. You can highlight it by patting shimmer cream onto it after applying lip color. Perhaps you love your naturally bushy eyebrows — brush them up with a clear eyebrow gel and volumize them even more with an eyebrow tint.
Work Out and Sweat It Out
The skin is the largest organ in the human body. Among its main functions are controlling body temperature and absorption and secretion. The skin that absorbs all skincare products that you apply is the same organ that secretes waste through sweating. Sweat moves from the sweat glands to the skin’s surface, and when the perspiration evaporates, your body cool down.
So, go ahead and workout – not just for the sake of fitness, but to celebrate what your skin can do! It’s a great reminder that our skin is not an accessory to decorate and flaunt but a vital organ that performs all these functions.
Detoxify Your Skin
Detoxing is one way to actively care for your skin. Since the skin is a porous barrier that absorbs and secretes different substances to and from the body, things can inevitably get stuck. Flushing out dirt, oil, dead skin cells, pollutants, and toxins can help improve your skin’s texture, minimize blemishes, and even brighten your skin tone. Apart from sweating it out, ways to detoxify your skin include drinking a lot of water – avoiding sugary drinks, alcohol, and coffee, exfoliating, and double-cleansing.
Start your double cleansing routine with POND’S Vitamin Micellar Water Detoxifying Charcoal, which deeply cleans skin and removes 99% of all the gunk that’s in there. Follow this up by washing with POND’S Mineral Clay Facial Foam, which removes dead skin cells and deep-seated dirt with activated carbon.
Take a #NoFilter Selfie and Post It Proudly
Taking a #nofilter, a no-makeup selfie can be nerve-wracking but also empowering. Showing the world your beauty might make you feel vulnerable at first, but this simple gesture will also allow you to connect with more people on a deeper level. It’s not just a selfie, it’s a statement: This is me, and I love myself. You might even inspire your friends to do the same and build a community where people understand each other’s uniqueness and beauty.
Be Gentle and Show Your Skin Some Love
Showing your skin love means taking care of it in the way that it needs to be taken care of, being patient and gentle, and not rushing the process. Skin issues such as acne take time. Attempting to scrub it away in frustration will only do more harm than good. If an aggressive approach to care for and deal with your skin issues hasn’t worked, maybe it’s time to take a different approach.
Niacinamide is a gentle ingredient that nourishes, hydrates, and protects the skin while treating acne from within. POND’S White Beauty Skin Perfecting Cream for Oily Skin has niacinamide or vitamin B3 that works deep inside the skin to reduce dark spots and pigmentation. Eskinol Naturals Micellar Water Glow with Natural Rose Extract also contains niacinamide, so it brightens skin while deeply cleaning and mattifying the surface.
How do you express your love for yourself? Celebrate the skin you’re in! Taking care of it with skin-loving ingredients is just one way to do this, but trust us, getting into a regimen that makes you feel good will have you posting those #nofilter selfies in no time. So, go on and show the world how to love yourself!