Positive self talk: We all want beautiful, healthy skin that we love and we spend a lot of time and money to get it. We splurge on beauty products and create skin care routines that we follow religiously.
Do you find that you do everything you can to have the skin you love but every time you look in the mirror you cringe and find something else wrong?
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Could Positive Self Talk Be The Secret To Beautiful Skin?
Written by guest writer Joann Schermerhorn @ AwakenedSkin
Do you criticize what you see and list off all the things that could be better?
Have you ever said…
- “I have so many wrinkles and I look so old”
- “My acne is so gross and embarrassing”
- “The bags under my eyes are so big, I look 10 years older than I should”
- “My pores are so huge that you could get lost in them”
- “Ugh, those dark circles make me look like I was punched”
You may not realize it, but your self-talk may be sabotaging your skin!
It’s common for our self-talk, the little voice in our head, to be negative and stress inducing. It’s hard to love your skin when you talk bad about it all the time.
I will let you in on a little secret. Learning positive self-talk will change your relationship with your skin, and the positive body image will finally let you love your skin, flaws and all.
How Positive Self Talk Works
Here are a few ways that positive self-talk will make you have skin that you love.
Once you create a habit of positive self-talk, you will start to see positive changes in your skin health and also in how you feel about your skin.
You will finally find satisfaction and peace when you look in the mirror.
Positive Self Talk Relieves Stress
Reducing stress is crucial for having healthy skin. Stress causes hormonal fluctuations and increases oil production which can clog pores or exasperate skin that is already prone to acne breakouts and irritation.
Obviously, you don’t want that.
If your self-talk is generally negative, you may be perceiving your skin as much worse than it actually is, creating unnecessary anxiety and stress for yourself.
Think of how it feels when someone speaks unkindly to you. It can be hurtful and stressful.
Well, you probably can be meaner and more harsh with yourself than any stranger is.
This constant self-torment can be damaging to your self-esteem and cause more stress over time.
Switching your negative self-talk for positive will help chill your stress, and as a result, you will have more clear and balanced skin.
Learn to talk to yourself like you would to a dear friend. Be encouraging, uplifting, and supportive.
It Improves Your Relationship With Your Skin
When you use positive self-talk you will feel happier about yourself. You will create a loving relationship with your skin full of respect.
Your skin will be a friend that you will want to nurture and take care of.
You will start learning how to listen to what your skin needs and you will do the best you can to make it happy and healthy.
You and your new bestie will have a thriving relationship full of honesty and communication.
Just like any healthy friendship, looking for perfection is unhealthy and damaging to the relationship.
Allowing space for imperfections and change is vital to creating a long lasting relationship full of love.
Over time, you won’t feel annoyed by your skin and judge it, but you will view it with joy.
Positive Self-Talk Builds Confidence
Imagine if everyone you meet told you how awesome you are and how beautiful you look.
That would feel pretty good, wouldn’t it?
Imagine how you would feel if you used positive self-talk every time you looked at yourself in the mirror.
That definitely would feel good!
Whenever you catch yourself using negative self-talk, stop and focus on positivity instead.
Learn some positive words you can say when you look at yourself in the mirror.
- “You are fine the way you are and all is right in the world”
- “There is nothing wrong with you and you are beautiful exactly how you are”
- “You are healthy, vibrant, and glowing”
- “These wrinkles show your wisdom and happy life experience. They are a privilege that you’ve earned”
When you are more confident you will be happier with yourself and have more self-worth.
The more self-confident you are, the less you will doubt yourself and live a more enjoyable life.
When you have more confidence in your skin, you will find that you won’t be as worried when you notice imperfections pop up.
You will have a relationship of trust and love.
Self-Talk Creates Your Reality
Practicing positive self-talk will help manifest what you desire. What you tell yourself, repeated often enough, will become your reality.
Over time you will realize that you do, in fact, have beautiful skin that you love.
You will learn that your skin isn’t perfect and will have flaws, but that’s ok. You won’t demand it to be something that it isn’t.
Using positive self-talk will not only change how you feel about your skin but it will also have a positive change on your skin’s appearance.
Fretting over your skin’s imperfections will cause you to be more stressed.
Remember, when you are less stressed, your skin will be more balanced and healthy.
Positive self-talk will materialize into healthy skin because you will take care of your skin without being too demanding or having outrageous expectations.
When you hear repeatedly heart that you are beautiful, that you are ok, that you are fine the way you are, you will start to believe those positive affirmations and will truly begin to be grateful for the skin that you have.
Positive Self-Talk To Love Your Skin
Eliminating your inner critic and learning to have positive self-talk will change your relationship with your skin and improve how you view yourself.
You will finally realize that you love your skin!
Joann Schermerhorn is a blogger at awakenedskin.com and a holistic esthetician who focuses on natural skin care and using self care habits to create healthy skin. She has been working in the skin care industry for over 10 years and has helped hundreds of clients achieve their skin care goals to have skin that they love. Be sure to get your free copy of Joann’s daily skin care and self care checklists.