Are You Comfortable In Your Own Skin?
Are you comfortable in your own skin? You do know we were born that way, right?
From a biological standpoint, our skin is our body’s largest organ and the first layer of protection. From a human perspective, our skin plays a vital role in how we perceive our physical appearance. Our skin is a reflection of our health, and often directly related to our personal definition of beauty. Our muscle tone, facial features, and natural bone and body structure are of course equally as significant, but our skin is what is most visible. If you are not currently comfortable in your skin, turn to the health and beauty tips below.
Celebrate Your Imperfections
If you flip through any fashion or beauty magazine, you will find it hard not to compare your skin to the models who are edited to perfection. However, everyone, even a model, has imperfections. Instead of zeroing in on them, celebrate how they make you unique. Odds are, you don’t think much about your friend’s scars and blemishes, and they aren’t thinking about yours either.
Accentuate Your Best Features
Instead of focusing on what you don’t like about your body, accentuate what you love. This will boost your confidence, which is always attractive.
- If you love your legs, stock your closet with figure-flattering skirts and dresses.
- If your eyes are your favourite, highlight them with contrasting makeup, or clothing that makes them stand out.
- Have you been told that you have an illuminating smile? Then why not invest in a signature lip colour that really makes your unforgettable smile even more memorable.
- If you have beautiful hands, treat yourself to a weekly manicure, and some natural hand lotion.
Whatever your favourite features may be, invest in making them what everyone notices about you first.
Challenge Your Body
Instead of adopting an over-the-top fitness routine, challenge your body in fun and healthy new ways. Sign up for a dance class, head out hiking, or train for a mini-marathon or obstacle course. Also, stretch your body for at least a few minutes each day, both to maintain flexibility and to release any built-up tension. Celebrate any new accomplishments your body achieves, instead of wishing it looked more like someone else’s.
Face Your Skin Concerns Head-On
Whether you have acne, scars, eczema, fine lines, wrinkles, or stretch marks from pregnancy, weight gain or athletics, —it is time to face your skin concerns head-on. The best way to achieve this is to turn to nature. Nature truly does provide us with everything we need to support whole body health, we simply have to know where to go to find the natural products we require.
Rest assured that all the beauty bars, hand soaps, lotions, deodorants, and bath and body products you find at Natural French Soap are made with the best that nature has to offer. We are passionate advocates for earth-friendly and animal-friendly bath and body products, which are formulated to address your unique beauty needs. Choose your handmade French soap not just for its fantastic fragrance, but for its natural healing properties.
Pamper Your Body
Last but certainly not least, treat your body to some weekly TLC. You can achieve this in a multitude of ways, so pick what is most beneficial for you – and most needed in the moment. Here are a few ideas to consider:
- Upgrade your lingerie
- Invest in at-home pampering products – body scrubs, luxurious lotions, facial mask, and speciality beauty products
- Schedule a massage
- Take an Epsom salt bath
- Head to the steam room or sauna
- Meditate to relax both your mind and body
- Apply a facial or hair mask
Life is too short to waste wishing you had a body other than your own, or a body that you had 10 or 20 years prior. Learn to love your body, and feel comfortable in your own skin, and it will create a positive ripple effect throughout your life.
Are you comfortable in your own skin? Do you envy others instead of looking for your own best features? Do you say ‘I am what I am and what I am, needs no excuses’? Are you singing that song in your head now? Please leave your comments below.
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