First impressions are always important. The very first thing that people notice about you is your face. Whether they’re looking for recognition purposes or pure judgement, they’re going to use the image they see as a representation of you.
Your face is the one thing that you can proactively work on and give a better impression. A lot of people rely on makeup to do just that. I, however, believe working on your skin is a much longer lasting method.
Whether it’s blackheads, whiteheads, excess sebum, various types of acne–if there’s a will, there’s a way. Even if you’re one of the luckier ones, a smoother face means a smoother application of insta-worthy makeup.
Whenever it’s time for me to actually doll myself up, I hit hard on the exfoliation and double moisturizing for a flawless finish that hopefully disguises my lack of talent with anything other than foundation and lipstick.
One of the things about your skin that’s more of a pain in reality is how much it changes. Now, we’re all aware of the way puberty just messes things up, but even in adulthood or various health issues can contribute to our pains.
Growing up, my own skin went from oily and irritated to near enough perfect. Then my hormones went all over the place and suddenly dry skin, combination, excessive redness just kept popping up occasionally and then always. I fought it tooth and nail and I made it work. My skin is stronger, and so much better than it was. Even if I’m no longer a lucky one.
Puberty’s effects are mostly hormonal. The basic idea is that your body suddenly starts releasing information to the pituitary gland to produce testosterone and estrogen, which generally relate to sexual organs, but proportionally only different to biological gender. Testosterone will cause changes like increasing sebum production and hair growth. Estrogen as well as anything menstrual related tend to exacerbate skin conditions like eczema.
Any kind of health problems that affect hormones have a tendency to make it even harder as day to day the issues may change thanks to everything being out of balance. It’s with this inconsistency that it’s worth finding a routine that works for the most part but change adjust to a few changes here and there.
The most important message to leave you with is that my goal is to share everything I learned in my self improvement vanity driven journey so everyone can understand their own skin and what they can do. I research everything, and trial by error the rest. Also, I can’t draw so all these cute art things you can probably reverse image search and find someone who is good somewhere.