In the movie “Mirror, Mirror,” Julie Roberts plays an evil queen who doesn’t want to give up her youth and beauty (you might recognize it as a modernized version of the Snow White fairy tale). While the movie is a fun way to relax and unwind on a Friday night, there’s a question that we all should ask ourselves. Whether your skin care concern is acne treatment, anti-aging, anti-wrinkle, combination skin, oily skin, dry skin or any mixture of these — are you obsessing over perfect skin to the point that you’re doing more damage than good?
Obsessing Over Acne-Prone Skin: Increasing the Chance of Acne Scars
If your skin type is prone to acne blemishes, then it’s easy to obsess. The more frequently that you breakout, the more often you’ll find yourself in front of the mirror trying to get rid of blemish after blemish. There are two risks here. The first is that it’s likely that your blemishes are more visible to you than they are to anybody else. That doesn’t mean that you don’t want to treat and heal them, but it does mean that the more that you stare at them the more they’ll look large and red to you! The second risk is that, typically, when a person spends hours in the mirror looking at their blemishes, they also pick at those blemishes. When you pick at or pop an acne blemish, you risk getting acne scars or post-acne marks. While a blemish may be unsightly, an acne scar or post-acne mark is just as bad – and harder to treat.
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“I love this product!! Not only does it diminsh old acne scars and eliminate future scarring, but it heals existing blemishes faster than just using the exfoliating gel. I put this on each evening before bed and I am amazed at how good my skin looks. Some days, I even forget that I have acne!!” WilliesMom, Idaho
Obsessing Over Aging Skin: Beauty is More Than Skin Deep
It’s not just visible blemishes that people obsess over! America (and many parts of the world) are youth-obsessed, and, as we age, the signs of aging on our skin can be something that we spend hours and hours noticing. Wrinkles, dark spots, fine lines and loose skin all inevitably form with age. While all of those skin conditions are treatable for younger looking skin with the right anti-aging skin care regimen, when we notice them first forming on the skin it can have a mental and emotional impact. Aging can be a fantastic thing. You gain wisdom, financial security and a sense of self. But in a culture that says that it’s better to look young than to feel great, the signs of aging on skin can cause an immediate mental or emotional reaction that’s negative and stressful. The irony being that negativity and stress can actually make your skin worse! We think having great, youthful looking skin is both important and possible. We also think that it’s equally important to feel beautiful on the inside and understand the beauty of changes in your body and skin. Don’t spend hours in the mirror making obsessing over every line and wrinkle. Embrace aging!
Recommended Murad Product Category: Anti-Aging Three-Step Kits
One way to keep yourself from spending too much time obsessing in the mirror over fine lines and wrinkles is to keep your skin care regimen simple and quick! No matter what your anti-aging skin concern is or whether your concern is Genetic Aging, Hormonal Aging or Environmental Aging, Murad has a three-step regimen specifically designed for you. Keep skin care simple, see results, and walk away from the mirror!
Remember: Nothing is Worth Doing if It Makes You Feel Badly
No matter what your skin care concern is, or even if you have flawless, healthy skin, nothing is worth doing if it makes you feel badly about yourself. If you’re spending hours looking in the mirror finding every flaw with your skin and your face, then it’s time to start focusing on the positives about yourself. Beauty is more than skin deep, no matter what a movie says!