One of the best ways to learn what your skin needs is by developing a relationship with it. By having a meaningful connection with your skin you are able to tune into its cues and respond to it appropriately. Your relationship with your skin starts the day you are born and matures as you become independent and start to take care of it on your own. So what does it really mean to build a relationship with your skin? Some of the habits that support building a healthy relationship with your skin include: building a foundation of daily habits and routines that support healthy growth and development such as removing make up at night before you go to bed, engaging in long-term efforts that support your skin health such as yearly screenings from a dermatologist for skin cancer, and establishing responsible patterns of behavior day in and day out such as committing to wearing SPF every day. When you really start developing a relationship with your skin, it becomes harder to engage in behaviors that will hurt and impact your bond with it such as ignoring its dietary needs and using anything you can find from dish liquid to vegetable oil to care for it. The sooner you begin to nourish and develop a healthy relationship with your skin the better off it will be. Are you curious about how to develop a healthy relationship with your skin? Keep reading to learn some of the steps you can take to start building a healthy relationship with your skin today.
Understand your Past
What is your background with your skin? Did you grow up in a home where haircare was emphasized and skin was not? All of this could play a role in your ideas about how to care for your skin today. Consider the messages you were given about your skin growing up and how you were taught to care for it. A lot of the messages and ideas we put into practice regarding our skin come from our families. And while we may have received well-intentioned advice and ideas about our skin growing up everything from “Black don’t crack” to old fashioned cupboard remedies that do more harm than good. It might help to take a step back and think about the messages you received and decide if you really agree with them and if they are serving your skin well.
Getting to Know You
How well do you really know your skin? You can start to get to know it by determining its skin type. You should also consider hereditary factors that may influence your skin and its appearance. In the early stages of building a relationship with your skin try exploring products that support building a healthy foundation. The YELLE Essential System is a great place to start your skin care journey. You can easily establish a responsible relationship with your skin by getting started on a skincare regimen that matches its needs. If you are unsure of your skin type head over to our home page and take our skin quiz to determine your skin type and the skin products that are best suited for your skin.
Your skin is communicating with you every day, the question is are you paying attention to what it has to say? Are you breaking out every month right before your menstrual cycle? Are certain foods causing flare ups on your skin? These not so subtle cues are your skins way of communicating with you? Become a good listener to your skin by watching for its cues, focusing on one clear goal at a time such as controlling acne breakouts, restraining from habits that hurt your skin like picking, and being patient and gentle as your skin communicates its message.
Your relationship with your skin will change. Changes in age, hormones, and life all impact what your skin needs and wants. It is important to recognize these changes and make adjustments. Try not to get frustrated when you have to switch things up and swap things out in your routine, welcome it as an opportunity to enhance your skins appearance. Life changes like pregnancy and menopause all require that we change direction in our skincare routines to compensate for the changes that are happening within the body. Remember it will take effort to keep your relationship going with your skin, you won’t be able to simply hit cruise control and not do any work to keep things healthy even the best relationships need maintenance.
Are you ready to build a relationship with your skin? Does your current routine need maintenance? Make your relationship with your skin a top priority and visit the shop section of the page to find out which YELLE Skincare System is right for you.
Written by Regina Tucker