When I write about self-confidence and body image, it’s common for people to think about weight and the size of their jeans. Right?
But for me, my SKIN can largely make-or-break my self-confidence. Some weeks my skin is really good and some weeks it’s really bad.
Whenever I have breakouts, I tend to pick and pop zits. TERRIBLE, I know! It’s a nervous habit that I don’t even realizing I’m doing until it’s too late. As a result, I have some awesome scaring on my chin, neck, and side of my face and I try to cover them with makeup all the time.
Up until I was about 21, I prided myself on being one of those girls who didn’t need makeup. My skin was clear and even-toned; no red spots or scaring. Take me baaaack!!
Recently, I wept to an esthetician and she told me that a “hormone change” happened in my body, which normally causes zit on the chin, temples, and neck. Apparently typical for woman in the 20’s. Damn it.
But I preach self-acceptance and self-confidence here, so I was more than willing to break up with my makeup for a few days. Yes, I was nervous. Yes, I felt self-conscious. But you know what? I got over it.
No one barked at me or shielded their eyes (unless that’s what you’re doing due to the above photo), and I live to tell the tale.
You know what’s coming next, don’t you? Of course you do.
You know I’m going to challenge YOU to go without your makeup safety blanket. Not for for.ev.er., but just for a day every now and then. Rather than always trying to conceal, try letting your skin heal.
I bet you’ll even feel good when you do it. (You might feel really good if you win their sweepstakes and get to walk down the red carpet at the Emmy’s.)
For those of you who battle with facial redness caused by rosacea, check out Mirvaso, a topical gel that helps treat this skin condition. For all other skin care treatments, check out Galderma Laboratories.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.