Stress, an unhealthy diet and lack of sleep all show up on our skin. Dryness, breakouts, and redness are ways that our skin communicates with us to let us know that something needs to change.
In much the same way, the way we feel in our skin is a result of the thoughts and beliefs we have about ourselves and the choices we make. Becoming aware of these and making simple, positive changes can transform the way we feel about ourselves.
3 Steps to Feel Comfortable in Your Skin Physically
- Put down the junk food and chocolates and pick up a water bottle! Drinking more water and herbal tea helps to flush toxins from our skin and body.
- Remove dead cells and environmental pollution that accumulate on the surface of your skin by exfoliating weekly with our Coffee Body Scrub. The unique blend of coffee, sugar, and mineral salts cleanse your pores, while natural plant oils leave your skin feeling soft and rejuvenated.
- Our skin is our largest organ and it needs to be fed with highly nutritious, unprocessed and unrefined foods. Eating more healthy vegetables and good fats will nurture your skin at a cellular level.
- Just as you don’t want to feed your skin processed food, why would you want to smear synthetic lotions all over it? Nourish your skin daily with either our light, non-greasy Hand and Body Lotion or our rich Body Butter. Both have 100% natural oils and butters to feed your skin with the moisture and vitamins it craves.
In New Zealand, we have one of the highest rates of melanoma in the world so it is essential that we wear sunscreen and cover up to protect our precious skin from UV exposure.
Skin cancer and premature ageing are preventable if we remember to slip, slop and slap. You can read about the warning signs of melanoma here.
3 Steps to Feel Comfortable in Your Skin Emotionally
Tune in to the mental soundtrack that plays in your head all day (and night!). Is it negative and critical? Could you be kinder, gentler and more accepting of yourself, as you would be with a friend?
Clean out any negativity, shame or blame and let your words and thoughts be a soothing balm rather than an irritation.
Are you being honest with yourself, and living the life you really want, or are you just going along with what is expected of you?
If we are disconnected from our feelings and needs, resentment can build up over time and it always tends to come out somewhere, not unlike a skin breakout!
Nourish yourself by paying attention to your needs and explore ways to add more joy, purpose and fun to your life.
Are you living a life aligned with your values? If you aren’t, you will probably always feel dissatisfied, like something’s “just not right”.
Protect what’s important to you, whether it’s family, wellbeing, freedom or success, and try to make all your decisions and choices in line with your values.
Nourish to Flourish
Is your skin healthy and glowing? Do you feel vibrant and energetic? If you answered no, try some of these steps above to take care of yourself inside and out. As the well-known slogan goes – you’re worth it!