When looking for a fix for any kind of ailment or affliction, I first reach for natural solutions, before resorting to pharmaceuticals, if I can. Recently I discovered some natural little superstars that helped to heal my dry flaky skin.
Up until recently, I never gave much consideration to what products I was using on my face or body. I used whatever had a stable endorsement, good packaging and - in later years - looked fancy in an instagram flat-lay. But this year, the pinnacle point of my whole conscious journey, I was awakened to the fact that I needed to have more intention in the products I was using in order to align with my evolving values.
I've had problem skin my entire life. I battled acne and oily skin through most of high-school, and was referred to as 'pizza face' by my arch nemesis (who I referred to as mushroom head due to her Kim Jong Il haircut). By my twenties, I was crying before work, begging my boyfriend not to make me go out into public with a fresh new breakout of pimples on my chin. I tried all of the mainstream acne products, antibiotics, the contraceptive pill - but nothing really made much of a difference.
I'm officially coining 2017 the year of my conscious rebirth. Not only was it the year I decided to designate my immediate orbit a fuckboy free zone, but it was when I woke up and took a good hard look at what I was putting in and on my body; cosmetically not romantically speaking (although that has also had deep consideration). More on that later, perhaps.