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It’s not surprising that having a bad skin day can make us feel a little down, but did you know that it can also impact your relationships – personal and professional?
An American Academy of Dermatology study shows the way we feel about how our skin looks impacts every area of our life, every relationship. It impacts how we show up at work. It impacts how we are in our friendships. It impacts how we are in our romantic relationships. Bad skin days are much more than skin deep.
Before I created VERTERE, I struggled with this and it was very painful and embarrassing. I did not put myself out there in the world the way I wanted to simply because I was so self-conscious about my skin.
Feeling confident and positive about how your skin looks has little to do with vanity and everything to do with how confident you can be. It impacts how you are showing up to share your gifts and talents with the world, and how you’re being in your relationships. If you are embarrassed about your skin and unhappy with the way it looks, take assurance in knowing you can change it. I am living proof – I will be 50 in 18 months and because I’m no longer embarrassed of my skin I show up in all my relationships as my authentic self.
Because of the personal pain I experienced, it’s my mission to make sure you have a great skin day every day. To do that, it’s incredibly important to use products and ingredients that are appropriate for your skin now. If you’re 30 and you are starting to see the first signs of wrinkles and discolorations, you won’t be able to reverse those signs of aging by using products designed for younger skin without those concerns. There are really specific changes that happen to your skin once you reach 35, and switching to products that address those changes is key.
If you are experiencing breakouts and wrinkles, you want to make sure the products you’re using won’t clog your pores while they are infusing needed moisture and treatment ingredients into your skin. Ingredients that help boost collagen are a focal point in your skincare routine once you’re in your 30s to help your skin look smoother, younger and more radiant.
Are dark spots and discolorations your main concern? If so, avoid hydroquinone and opt for Alpha Arbutin. Alpha Arbutin is proven to be safer and more effective at brightening discolorations than hydroquinone and other lighteners.
If you’re self-conscious that your skin is starting to lose its bounce and firmness, targeted collagen boosters can make a visible difference. Lactic acid, growth factors, and retinol are just a few ingredients that can restore firmness and plumpness to the skin.
If you’re frustrated by oily skin or oily breakthrough during the day, hydration is the answer to give you skin confidence. Often we reach for foaming cleansers or astringent toners that leave the skin dry and tight when we are doing with an oily complexion. However, dehydrating the skin leads to skin overproducing oil. Choosing to hydrate your skin will reduce the skin’s oiliness.
The beauty of your skin in your eyes is important because it affects how you feel inside, your self-talk, how you relate to others and how you choose to show up in the world. Time to get glowing.