Since the age of 14 (in fact, maybe even a little earlier) I have actively been looking after my skin. I was blessed to have a mother that took the time to teach me all she knew about skincare. Since I can remember, I was lathered up in sunscreen every time my super pale complexion went outside. When I hit my teenage years, she taught me the sacred ritual of CTM (cleansing, toning and moisturizing). Since then, I have been obsessed with skincare, skincare products and of course, make-up. And the biggest and best lesson my mother ever taught me is that taking care of your skin is a mark of self-respect, not a sign of vanity.
Before I delve into the mission behind my new ‘The Art of Skincare’ series, I want to approach the concept of beauty or looking good (I’ve included the latter, as the word ‘beauty’ is predominantly synonymous with femininity and I am not just talking to women, I’m talking to you wondrous men too). Unless you have been a recluse your entire life, you have been subjected to images, whether it be through films or magazines, that through the ages have defined what ‘beauty’ or to be ‘good-looking’ is. So here’s a little thought, think back to those images. Haven’t they constantly changed through the years? The only person you should aspire to look like is yourself. Everyone is gorgeous in their own way, so stop comparing and focus on the most important person, you. I’m so sorry if anyone has put you down or bullied you, they can stuff right off! Also, it’s okay to not be okay. It’s okay to feel shitty. We’re all human (some conspiracy theorist may disagree, but we’ll leave that little debate to them). But let me challenge you to this. When you are feeling down, instead of asking ‘Do I look fat today’ or ‘Is my skin looking horrendous’, rather be more direct and honest in the answer that you’re looking for. For example, ‘I’m having an awful day and I just need you to tell me I’m beautiful’ or ‘I just need you to tell me you love me, I’m not having a good day and I need to hear that’ or ‘Please just remind me that I’m the best damn thing on this earth.’ Stop using negative questions to get the positive affirmations that you need. Confidence and being kind are two of the most gorgeous things any man or woman can possess and looking after yourself is one of the steps to getting there. If you don’t work at beauty or looking good from the inside-out, even the most expensive skincare or make-up or clothes aren’t going to make a difference. So from this day forth humans, you do solemnly swear that you will remind yourself every day that you matter and that you are amazing. Motivational speech over.
As I mentioned earlier, taking care of your skin is a form of self-respect and would you believe that self-respect is a fantastic stepping stone to a more confident you. But despite the sacred ritual of CTM, skincare is far more complicated because every single one of us is different. And that is why I present to you ‘The Art of Skincare’. In this series I will be covering the following:
FOUNDATIONS OF HAPPY SKIN
FEELING GOOD IN YOUR SKIN
UNDERSTANDING YOUR SKIN
TAKING CARE OF YOUR SKIN
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Disclaimer: This blog is only intended for informational purposes. Any information associated with this blog should not be considered as a substitute for prescription suggested by beauty, diet and healthcare professionals. Readers are subject to use this information at your own risk. Tash Fromberg does not take any responsibility for any harm, side-effects, illness or any health or skin care problems caused due to the use of this content or anything related to this. Please always remember, products that work for me, may not work for you. Always test them on a small area of skin before buying or using it if unsure.