Valentine’s Day is almost here and it’s time we all found true love – in our skin. Your skin is the biggest organ you have, and the key to keeping your skin happy is to form
This #SkinTheKnow, think of us as your personal love guru, as we give our best advice on how to get the most out of this very important relationship and start your true love skin story Valentine’s day.
Here’s our advice for a happy love life – be it with your skin, your significant other, or even just yourself:
1: Communication is key
It sounds obvious, and it’s always the first piece of advice that a person will give you about any kind of relationship, but that’s only because it is so important. Just like when your partner is in a bad mood, whether it’s by giving you the silent treatment or something more vocal, your skin is sure to tell you when it’s unhappy – you just have to know how to listen.
After all, it’s difficult to be happy when you know your skin isn’t.
Understanding what your skin is trying to tell you, what can upset it and what it needs to be happy is the first stage to getting the best from your skin and forming a long-lasting happy relationship. Signs that something may have upset your skin could be:
– an outbreak of spots, pimples or blackheads out of the blue
– a flare-up of red, inflamed or sensitive skin, maybe even with a stinging, burning sensation
– skin that suddenly turns dry, cracked or flaky leaving it damaged and sore
2: Honesty is the best policy
Once you’ve got the communication side of the relationship down, it’s time to be honest with yourself about how your actions can affect your skin. While being happily in love is a game of give and take, and putting yourself first is important every once in a while, when you’re in a healthy relationship with your skin, putting your skin’s needs first is often what’s best for you as well.
Things that disagree with you on the inside tend to show themselves on your skin, so if you notice there’s a certain food, drink or activity that causes your skin to react badly, it may be time to start thinking honestly about whether its really all that good for you, or if there’s something more you could be doing to ensure you don’t harm your skin.
It’s all about being honest with yourself about what your body can and can’t take, and making healthier choices for your skin.
3: Love and be loved in return
Good, healthy relationships are a two-way street, and looking after your skin shouldn’t be a chore or something done out of necessity when you’d rather be doing something else. Even if it does mean a few sacrifices – be it waking up ten minutes earlier to make sure you fully complete your skin routine or cutting back on certain foods – taking the time to do what’is best for you and your skin should feel rewarding.
When you know what your skin needs and you base your daily routine around that, you’ll give your skin the chance to love you back. in return, getting your skin into a healthier state means you can push the boat out every once in a while, and your skin won’t suffer for it the way it used to
There you have it, three easy steps to strengthen the relationship you have with your skin and keep it healthy and happy.
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