🔜🔜🔜 Skincare Ennui and other feels. 🔜🔜🔜
- or - Put down the glycolic and chill!
I hope everyone is having a great day! I've noticed lots of posts lately from people who are frustrated with their progression. This makes me jittery - I always feel like the next post is going to be 'How do I repair my barrier now that I've overdone it?'
So I thought it might be fun to get a Friday Topic up and running: lets talk about the emotions involved in Skincare 💙💙💙💙💙 🔜🔜🔜 Skincare Ennui: how to tell the difference between being bored and being ready to move on! Skincare is weird. You do it every day. You've learned a lot about your skin, about products, about building a routine. But still, you can't help but wonder... Is this all there is? Am I THERE yet? Will I ever be? AND WHY ISN'T MY SKIN PERFECT YET? These are not easy questions. I hope you've discovered that skincare is a process, not a routine. It's about constantly assessing your skin's needs and evaluating your products to ensure that you have chosen correctly to address those needs. It's also about knowledge: perfecting techniques, research and planning. 🧘♀️🧘♀️🧘♀️ But it's also about WAITING. This can be really hard to deal with. We all want a magic potion, it's human nature. The Skincare Industry is build on this false notion that if only we try the right product, or combination of products, then our skin will magically flourish overnight. But we know that there's no way that this can be true. If it were true then we would all use that magic potion and be done with it. 🧘♀️🧘♀️🧘♀️ Success in Skincare depends on PATIENCE but it also depends on your EMOTIONAL OUTLOOK. This is where it starts to get a bit philosophical. You can't really decide if you're bored or ready without examining your emotions. Skincare is emotional. There's no way around it. You see your skin every time you look in the mirror. How you feel about your skin is so often a reflection of how you look at yourself. You have to be honest with yourself. Are your emotions driving a feeling of *more more more*? Because that's an issue that no routine will solve. 💬💬💬 Are you feeling frustrated? Do you feel like you're standing still? What strategies can you think of to battle ennui? How do you think you're affected by the emotional side of skincare? 🧘♀️🧘♀️🧘♀️🧘♀️🧘♀️🧘♀️🔜🔜🔜🧘♀️🧘♀️🧘♀️🧘♀️🧘♀️🧘♀️