I can honestly say I feel like I’ve been in a skin crisis for the last 5 years.
All the skin woes.
Fast forward: I’ve been on a clean-up rampage lately. Cleaning up my life all around.
- Colin and I have been eating a lot cleaner, consistently now for a few months.
- I’ve been doing one closet clean out after another trying to get rid of clothes that don’t fit, don’t make me feel good, or that don’t serve a purpose anymore. (A move halfway across the country helps with that.)
- I’ve been doing more yoga and taking more deep breaths.
- Making decisions for me and not everyone else, choosing to prioritize and make changes that are for me (and to not feel selfish about it).
My skin has been a battle for the last 4-5 years. I’ve tried everything. Whole 30. A million different products. Multiple dermatologists. Primary care physicians. More lotion. Less lotion. Aloe. Heat rash (okay, I think Fresno is to blame for that one).
It’s been exhausting and disheartening. My problems are minor – bumpiness and unevenness. Some eczema. A few pimples (those I don’t mind). An overall sense of dullness. I don’t even know if I can explain it 100% but I just haven’t been feeling like my skin is reflective of the healthy body I work hard to have by eating right and exercising.
All of the products dermatologists have prescribed me have made it worse. Harsh acne medicine that dries out my skin and leaves it blistery. The latest prescription was because the doctor said I had a fungus. That was new. The prescription has done nothing.
I’m tossing all that aside for awhile and going back to basics. I’m cleaning up my beauty routine because once I started to really learn about the projects we put on our skin, it really hit me: our skin is our largest organ, covering the entire surface area of our body. It absorbs whatever we put on it, right into our body. Shouldn’t I be worried about choosing what products go from the outside, in as much as I try to be conscious of the food I eat?
I’m hosting a Beauty Counter party with my friend Jess on this Thursday 10/13 at 8:30pm cst but you can check out the posts all week. She introduced me to Beauty Counter: who cares about our health, and the chemicals/harmful ingredients that they don’t put in their products. Would totally love for you to join in and learn more with me about this journey. I’m just trying to replace one product at a time with one that is better for me. You in? Join us here. Or shop here: It’s all online, all about fun and knowledge, and all about health.
Time for me to love the skin I’m in, and to feel good about what I’m putting on my body. As my friend Amanda said, “if I can’t feel confident in my skin at 26, when will I?”. Well said.
Do you use Beauty Counter? What has your experience with skin care been?