Pimple Positivity + Self-Love
Happy June! This week I am going to dive right into something personal. I have a question for you... have you ever found yourself obsessing about something you don't like about your face or body?
For most of my 20's, I struggled with chronic cystic acne on my face. When my skin was at it's worse, it was all I could see when I looked in the mirror. I was ashamed of my blemishes and tried to hide them with makeup as best as I could.
One thing I learned quickly is that you can conceal the redness of pimples, but not texture. It's kind of amazing how this relates to any insecurities that we try to bury or hide... they will always show up in one way or another.
So I knew that I would have to go beyond the surface to deal with my skin issues, physically, mentally and emotionally. You can read more about my story here!
Never in a million years would I have imagined that "pimple/skin positivity" would be a thing and that young women would be revealing their blemishes on a public online platform. The first time I saw this kind of bravery was from a beauty vlogger who posted this must-see video, You Look Disgusting.
Recently, The New York Times published Is Acne Cool Now? and it got me thinking about the fine line between accepting ourselves exactly as we are AND wanting to improve ourselves.
Do you believe you can be a masterpiece and a work in progress at the same time? I DO! I have come to believe this because of my own experiences-- learning to love my blemished skin, while also learning how to understand what my body was trying to tell me and how to heal it.
Stay tuned for more on this in my upcoming Sacred Beauty Rituals series!