All you need is less

images-1It’s raining, raining, raining and I am in the mood for making confessions today. Ever since I was a teenager I’ve thought I had bad-tempered skin, ugly breakouts, acne scars, oily nose and front, dry patches, uneven dull appearance overall. Nothing to be proud about. Or at least ok with.

And makeup wasn’t the answer for me either.

So I had to accept that I wasn’t lucky to have porcelain-soft skin. I just wasn’t gifted with that. It took me many years but eventually I gave in. I thought it was just an over-extended adolescence, which would eventually pass. But even when I was pregnant well in my 30’s I didn’t have the glowing skin that everyone talks about. So I surrendered, I wasn’t going to ever have happy-go-lucky skin.

And then, years later, ta-dah: I began realising my face started being even, supple and smooth to the touch. I started loving my skin, a totally new and unexpected feeling. I really felt blessed. Even if still having breakouts every now and then. :)

You’ll ask me what actually happened. Nothing over night. It took about one year of consistently following the same skincare ”routine”. It wasn’t actually a routine, but rather the lack of a laborious routine. I only washed my face with water and a bit of honey sometimes. And massaged a few drops of my herbal infused oils in the morning. Nothing else. Nothing more.

For me it was all about simplifying my skincare routine. The new look of my skin was a bonus. A HUGE one! And I am immensely grateful for it.

 

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