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It’s taken me most of my life to feel comfortable in my own skin. I think I’ve talked about this on here before (and I know I’ve talked about it on my Instagram story), but I spent the better half of my life always concerned about what people thought of me. Never feeling like I was good enough, did enough, acted the way I was supposed to. It was defeating and exhausting.
It honestly wasn’t until I hit 30 that I was rid of that insecurity. It wasn’t like I just woke up at 30 and decided to be confident, though. It definitely came with a lot of self work. And it still does. It’s so easy to let insecurities creep in, especially when you’ve trained yourself to live with them for most of your life.
Here are some ways I’ve learned to feel comfortable in my skin.
3 TIPS TO FEEL COMFORTABLE IN YOUR OWN SKIN
1. Curb The Self Talk – We all have self doubt. It’s just life. But we all also have the power to stop negative talk dead in its tracks. Whenever I find myself starting to spiral down a rabbit hole of unworthiness, in my head, I will literally snap myself out of it by speaking out loud, something along the lines of, “Wait. Stop it. That is not true. This is what’s true.” Taking control of your thoughts and combating them with truth, out loud, is more powerful than you can imagine. Sometimes I have to do that 10 times a day, but it’s a practice worth doing, in the fight toward self confidence.
2. Eating Right – As someone that has struggled with body image her whole life, this is crucial to me. Trust me, I am all for body positivity (and envy the girls that naturally feel comfortable with their bodies), but for me, having a healthy lifestyle, filled with exercise and a balanced diet, IS what makes me feel good. To each their own.
3. Taking Care of My Skin – It’s no secret that skin and self-confidence go hand in hand. And it makes sense, too. You skin/face is usually the very first thing people see. Having breakouts or acne prone skin, can take a toll on your self-confidence, leaving you feeling exposed and insecure. I get my fair share of breakouts, so I was thrilled when Neutrogena asked me to try their new Neutrogena® Light Therapy Acne Spot Treatment! Read on my for review.
Neutrogena® Light Therapy Acne Spot Treatment will revolutionize the way you treat breakouts/acne! This red light therapy technology used to only be available in a dermatologists office, but the lovely people at Neutrogena are now allowing you to take this clinically proven treatment system home. They created a Light Therapy Acne Mask (covers your whole face, for people that are more acne prone) and this, Light Therapy Acne Spot Treatment – which I tried out for the past 30 days.
Studies show that people that use this treatment had 98% fewer breakouts and saw results in less than 1 week! My results were actually a bit better, as I would see my acne spots dry up within 48 hours. I get terrible “neck-ne” and always have, which is why I opted for the spot treatment, versus the mask. I loved it so much though, that I actually want to go get the mask to combat future breakouts. The mask is supposed to be super comfortable and lightweight, with a viewing spot, so you can multi-task. It’s cost-per-use breaks down to about $.50/day, so it’s a great bang for your buck product.
I’m sure you guys are wondering how it works. (I know I was!) Basically, this FDA approved, patent pending product uses red and blue light therapy (that’s UV free!) to target acne causing bacteria, more deeply than any other acne product can. The blue light kills 99% of bacteria, while the red light reduces inflammation. No chemicals and no flaking!
If you are thinking of picking up with this product, here are some things to be aware of.
You must clean and wash your face before using. That’s where Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes and Fresh Foaming Cleanser came in handy.
The spot treatment and mask should NOT be used in tandem.
And, you really should use the products for 30 days (like I did) to see best results.
I picked up my Neutrogena® Light Therapy Acne Spot Treatment at Walmart, in the skincare aisle. Or, you can pick yours up via the link below.