Skin Health Influencer
A regular skincare routine is something you can do for yourself every day that takes five minutes and is a form of self-care.
We see skincare everywhere, with messaging telling us it is basically going to transform us into a baby dolphin. However, a skincare routine can help more than your skin. As a girl who had cystic acne for years, I was terrified of skincare because I thought it would make my skin worse. But as soon as I finally got a skincare routine, I realised it helped more than my skin — it helped my mental health.
Skincare as my self-care routine
I do my morning and night skincare routine every day, without fail, and it is my ‘me time.’ It is 5–10 minutes out of my day when I am not on a screen; I don’t have to think of any stresses; I just focus on myself and my skin.
Positivity around your skin can help boost confidence and more.
When I am ill, the first thing I do is reach for my skincare. I use it to hydrate and even add a facial massage in there, and it truly makes me feel better. Self-care is so important, and it comes in many forms; mine just happens to be skincare. Making time for self-care can help our mental health; and as skincare is something to do daily, it is a great way to make those small steps.
Skincare can boost mental health
Your skincare time can be when you plot your goals, your next holiday, or a time for self-affirmation. At the end of the day, you are helping your skin and mind at the same time — with hydration, SPF and no screen time! You need to do your skincare routine every day — if you don´t already — to help your skin health and mental health.
Positivity around your skin can help boost confidence and more. As soon as I let go of comparing my skin to others, looked after my skin and was kind to my skin, my whole perspective changed. If I can do it, so can you — and it all begins with just a moisturiser, serum, cleanser or SPF.