If you have worked with me before, you know that there is no easy answers to finding “perfect” skin. Instead of a formula, it takes a whole book full of different chapters to find the right tools for you. Whether we want to admit it or not, we will never have “perfect” skin, there simply is no such thing. Even on my best day, there is probably something imperfect going on. So what do I do? I accept it, embrace it and allow it to teach me what is truly going on. Here is how you can do the same:
Acceptance: It’s really not our fault for thinking there is something wrong with us for not being perfect. We are conditioned to think buzz words like “anti-aging” are even a real possibility for us to achieve in our skin. The fact is you will age, if you’re lucky. Accept that you are exactly where you need to be right in this moment. Your skin is an ever changing organ! Nothing will be ever be permanent, so just allow yourself to be okay with where you are in the moment.
Embrace the flaws: It’s always funny to me when people get upset about flaws. I find flaws to be the one thing we all have in common. Especially since apparently not all flaws are created equal. If you have a cool scar, that adds character, but if you have wrinkles, you are flawed? Not at all. When I look at my face and see the wrinkles in my brow line, I see my father. I see his furrowed brow that I’ve known him to have since I was little. I don’t think it’s ugly on him, so why would I dislike it on myself? It’s just a part of who I am supposed to grow into.
Let it guide you: Tuning in to what is truly going on with your body takes a lot of skill. We don’t often get the education as to how to read our body ailments so it can be easy to detach each part of ourselves instead of thinking that our bodies work as one. Our minds are connected to everything as well, so if you tune into your intuition it can direct you to where you need to go.
There is no simple answer unfortunately but that's because there is no simple you. You are a unique and complex being that deserves your own special formula for health and happiness. Flaws are just a part of what makes you special, not different. You deserve to honor yourself exactly as you are and see the good that I see in you too.
xo - Hayley