3 Links Between Self-Esteem and Skincare

by Paul on January 27, 2014

We’re taught many contradicting things in life; one such pair of statements that go head to head with each other is that: a) beauty is more than just skin-deep; and, b) you have to feel comfortable in your own skin to be truly beautiful. Now, which one is it? Is there a connection between self-esteem and skincare? Could properly taking care of your own skin make you feel happier? We believe that it can and in today’s post we bring some arguments to support our statement. Here are three definite connections between beauty, comfort, self-confidence, and what you do to care for your own skin.

self-esteem-and-skincare011. There’s no shame in Botox

Celebrity rags and tabloids will do everything in their power to convince you that resorting to fillers, face-lifts, and Botox is a desperate measure. They will shame and shun the Hollywood stars who take up such practices and basically make them out to be monsters. But what do you do when proper self-esteem and skincare simply don’t seem right, because of those pesky lines on your face? Of course, it can be argued that giving in to such desires is conforming to traditional and oppressive societal standards of beauty. However, after all is said and done, the decision to get Botox treatments (or not) is ultimately yours and no one should be shaming you for it. It is, on the other hand, important to discuss Botox or fillers with your dermatologist and deciding whether or not you are a suitable candidate for such interventions before you take any such measures.

2. Self-esteem and skincare can be affected by skin tagsself-esteem-and-skincare02

You know them, you’ve seen them on others, and perhaps you even have them yourself. Skin tags, those tiny, albeit annoying growths of skin and flesh occur in people whose skin has become dry with age, because of hormonal changes, or diabetes (and obesity, respectively). Most often, skin tags are harmless; however, if you feel that having them on your body is affecting your self-esteem and the way you perceive yourself, you are best advised to remove them. There are several ways to get rid of skin tags these days: some involve surgery, electrical cauterization, or having them frozen off. However, it’s important to bear in mind that such treatments can be painful, highly costly, and come with the risk of infection, bleeding, pain, and scarring. Not all hope is lost, though: you also have the option of going for an at-home treatment with a homeopathic remedy like Tag Away. It’s entirely made from natural ingredients and can be administered safely in the privacy of your own home, without any risk for scars or infections.

self-esteem-and-skincare033. Acne is damaging, but not irreversible

When you’re a teenager, there’s little you can do but accept the inextricable connection between self-esteem and skincare: in other words, you have to deal with acne, but hope that it will get better once you age into your twenties. Most often, it does – yet, not all the time. Sometimes we self-sabotage our own self-esteem and skincare through what we eat, how much stress we allow into our lives, or how we approach the hormonal changes in our body. Yes, acne can be influenced by all these aspects, so if you’re experiencing a particularly heavy bout, here are some treatments you can consider:

–          Lay low on the dairy and sugar. While no specific link has been proven beyond the shadow of a doubt, acne has been connected with the heavy consumption of both sugar and dairy. Cut back on them and see if your acne situation improves.

–          Switch to different birth control methods. Some birth control pills can cause an excess of certain hormones, which results in acne. If this is the case with you, try switching to a pill with a different dosage, or try birth control that doesn’t rely on hormones at all.

–          Chillax. Yes, acne can be spurred on by stress. Try meditation or simply taking some time out from your day for yourself to see if the acne gets better.

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