📣HEALTHY SKIN IS NOT ALWAYS PERFECT SKIN📣
I have a beef to pick with a lot of skincare company ads, they go something like this “LET THIS SUMMER BE THE SUMMER OF YOUR HEALTHIEST SKIN YET!” *enter picture of a woman (usually thin, often white) with a photoshopped complexion free of any pores, lines, hyperpigmentation, zits, etc.🙄Your healthiest skin, they say, is PERFECT skin. 🤨NEWSFLASH: your skin is an ORGAN: An ever moving, living part of your anatomy that works to protect your body everyday. It’s main functions include protection, regulation, & sensation. What it DOESN’T include? A perfect ‘canvas’ for makeup, photos, a beauty trophy, or any other ornamental use we are being told our skin serves.🙅🏻♀️ ______________________
YES, chronic skin conditions can be connected to imbalances in the body. But the OPPOSITE of unhealthy skin is not necessarily perfect skin.🚫STOP: please read again.⭐️HEALTHY SKIN DOES NOT = PHOTOSHOP PERFECT SKIN.⭐️It means BALANCED skin that does it’s job & function well. For some, it looks like perfectly clear skin. For me (and others with different genetics), it can look like stress breakouts here and there with hyperpigmentation DESPITE my skin being the healthiest and most balanced it’s ever been.🤷🏻♀️After years I can say confidently my skin is healthy, despite it not looking like a covergirl model’s.
Our obsession with perfection has not only caused a mass hit on female self esteem, but also exploited real health to sell more unrealistic beauty standards.😡The pursuit of perfection in the name of health is, ironically, more damaging to our wellbeing than anything else. Let me be a reminder today:❗️HEALTH IS NOT PERFECTION.❗️And any company or product telling you it is has more an interest in money than medicine. You rock that skin baby girl.💃🏻