Coco Chatter: Skin Problems
Happy Friday, woo!
So today instead of uploading a blog post full of pictures and reviews, I decided to just take a step back and instead have a little chat about skin issues. As I'm sure of, most of us have had a point in our lives (or several) when our skin gets so bad that we cannot bare to even step out of the house without a shop-worth of make up on, and if you're reading this and thinking, "this has never happened to me" then WHAT IS YOUR SECRET TELL US NOW. Anyway, I watched Zoella and Spinkle of Glitter's new video on body image and even though it did help me feel more comfortable about my body size and shape, it also brought to my attention that maybe they way we are shaped isn't the only thing getting us down but also the skin we live in.
I personally think that skin is a huge part of body image and if we don't feel comfortable we tend to hide away and try to cover the problem. Although our skin may have it's absolute star days, when it looks revived and glowing, there is those days with breakouts. Acne is a massive part of teenage growth, as up to 40% of us are effected by it and even though, acne hasn't been much a problem from me, my friends who are sufferers tend to feel self-concious and paranoid about the way they look and what people think of them. This then brings on the whole 'caked' in make up idea as girls especially use an overload of concealers, foundation and powder to cover up any spots or scars caused by acne or just general breakouts.
Instead of using make up as a disguise to hide our skin's true beauty, we should really be taking care of it more. Even if it's just drinking more fruit juices or eating more healthy food, it's a step in the right direction to not only feeling great about yourself but also giving our skin the essential vitamins and minerals it need. Also, cleansing your face daily is a must, otherwise any dirt or leftover make up can leak into your pours and start a whole family of new spots and blemishes (we don't want this).
Finally, embrace the skin you have. Even if you have bad breakouts, focus on the positives. Do you have beautifully rosy cheeks? What about that glow your skin tends to provide? That sprinkle of freckles across your nose? Whatever your skin positive is, always remember to highlight it and feel beautiful in your own body. If you or someone you knows is having a hard time with acne or spots, maybe suggest a trip to the GP to find out what can be done for your skin, and in the long-run it will clear up as you grow older.
That's all from me tonight!
Thanks for reading and I'll speak to you all soon,