I guess we all have our insecurities and things we wish we could change about ourselves, our bodies.
Me, growing up, I found myself battling acne in various manifestations (hormonal and lifestyle-related, varying in intensity) from my mid-teens all the way up until my early thirties – so, pretty much up to the present – until I looked in the mirror the other day and realised I had not had a bad skin day in many, many months.
I’d had blemishes, but no deep cystic acne, nothing that required extractions – only surface level, minor bumps – nothing that an acid toner, vitamin C, retinol, and a sheet mask could not remedy.
And here’s the curious bit. I’d felt so insecure about myself for so long, worn Kabuki style makeup for at least a decade and a half, and here I was, finally, at a point where I did not need full coverage foundation (or, at least, had no **** left to give – thanks, Rona), had not worn any base makeup in over two years. I had always thought that clearing my skin would be impossible, or if I did, that it would make life more meaningful.
Did I celebrate? Get the bubbly out?
No. It somehow melted into the background.
I felt… nothing at all.
But, enough of me. Out of curiosity: Have you reached your skincare goals, or are you close to reaching them? If not, how do you think you’ll feel once you do – what will that look like? Will it change your trajectory going forward? Let’s continue the convo in the comments. 🖤🤍
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