How To Be Confident in Your Own Skin
Studies have shown that feeling good about physical appearances can make people both happier and healthier overall in their lives. While it is important to note that making changes to physical features, altering complexions with makeup, and applying detailed skincare regimens to everyday life cannot guarantee happiness, often paying a little attention to the skin can make people more observant of their body and mind, as well as their reactions to different things. It is easy to find blemishes in even the most perfectly sunkissed Palo Alto skin, but before running off to a dermatologist, it is important to take a step back and appreciate the bigger picture.
Celebrate the body
Everything is linked, and by respecting the shell that carries human consciousness through life it is easier to feel grounded in a sense of self. This can be done through simple self care tasks — even ones separate from skincare — like sweating out toxins, taking long showers, and drinking tons of water. Also, making lists of things to do in order to feel healthy on any given day is a useful step toward feeling grounded in uneven skin.
Become self aware
It won’t happen right away, but taking steps to establish self awareness can allow people to become more confident. Picking out blemishes and dwelling on imperfections is a narrow-minded view over a bigger picture of beauty in the face. Look for strengths and weaknesses, and list them. By being observant when it comes to the body, it will be easier to take steps to mitigate shortcomings — like remedying something as simple as dry skin with some moisturizer.
Embrace new artforms
Makeup, in theory, functions similarly to clothes. Makeup can be put on and taken off. It also is indicative of individual style depending on how it is worn. Learning how to paint the face in a way that makes people feel the most “themselves” is a valuable skill to have. Instead of worrying about skin spots, makeup can instill confidence in an area of strength to draw focus to the features that people are proud of.
See a dermatologist
A lot of times, in their frantic search for the perfect skincare regimen, people will forget what areas of their skin needed the most help in the first place. A dermatologist can help guide their clients toward confidence with only the basics needed to achieve their goals, and in the healthiest manner possible. Additionally, skincare professionals will often prescribe effective ointments that are more inexpensive than the marked up brands seen in department stores.
While it can take some time to overcome insecurities regarding something as fragile as skin, confidence can be achieved with a little bit of patience and forgiveness. Taking steps to be observant of one’s own body and mind, embracing new artforms, and consulting professionals can help people in Palo Alto achieve healthy skin.
Disclaimer: We are unable to guarantee any result, even though most of our patients do see success. The results of our services will vary greatly to each patient’s level of commitment and compliance with the program.