I saw this video on youtube.com and wanted to share it with you guys. It helps me realize that perfect skin is often just an illusion.
stepfanknee's Life List
1. stop picking my skin
2. finish knitting christmas stockings
3. knit more
4. read, read, and read some more
5. Keep my room clean
6. find a job
7. be more confident
8. get in shape
9. exercise regularly
10. improve my spanish
11. rival Lorelai Gilmore in referencing
12. not worry about what others think of me
13. get married, stay married, and live happily ever after
14. stop biting my nails
I have been fighting for so long over my clogged pores. The urge to get the white stuff (or whatever) out of my pores – to make me cleaner – has been very strong. I have always had to fight with the question of whether or not to pick, but picking has always won out because I did not like the idea of anything unnatural in my pores. I have changed my view lately though and tried to not think of my clogged pores as something unnatural, but as something natural that I just pay way too much attention to. I have been working to accept my clogged pores instead of fighting them. Especially because fighting them never seemed to work since they ALWAYS came back.
So during this change to realizing that my clogged pores are natural and I should simply leave them be, my face has cleared up a bit. And as I look at myself in the mirror I barely even recognize myself. I have been so used to having a scab, zit, or red spot to focus on. I don’t think I ever really looked at my face as a whole. Now that I am looking at my face, I see the scars that I have created over the years and it makes me sad. It also keeps me from wanting to pick because it was picking that caused that damage in the first place.
I have been using some samples of mineral makeup and I really like it! It is light on my skin but still evens out the imperfections!
Good luck everyone!
Thanks derface for bringing up all these patterns, it has really made us think!
I have noticed that I have this need to fix things. So when my face has a zit, I need to fix it. I do this by picking. Then I realize what I have done and want to fix that, so I squeeze a little more. The irony of the whole thing is that the best thing to do is NOTHING, just wait and let my skin take care of it. Unfortunately sitting and waiting for something to take care of itself is one of the hardest things for me to do! ::sigh::