You’ve heard it before, cosmetics companies tell you that your skin is either normal, sensitive, dry, oily, and combination. Is that what it looks like, is that what it feels like? You’re told what types of products to use or avoid, you’re told by doing a-b-c-d-x-y-z you will solve all problems and have amazing skin!

Today, I am here to tell you that the best thing you can do for your skin, is to pay attention to it. Yes, you can spend a good deal of time reading up on skin types and determining your own, you can develop a day & night ritual with a plethora of products, you can adjust your diet, drink more water, and avoid the sun.  All of this can contribute to your skin wellness, but the absolute best way to have good skin, is to be good to it. The best way to understand your skin, is to listen to it.

The absolute best way to have good skin, is to be good to it.

If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed by the array of options in skincare products, you are not alone. If you’ve ever been asked about your daily skin routine or regimen and been confounded, you are not alone. There are so many steps, so many methods of magic, so many products to combine and slather on all in hopes to turn back the clock, reducing wrinkles, hiding sun spots, erasing blemishes, and achieving perfect, dewey, glowing skin.

 

I would like to take this occasion to tell you what you already know. Perfect skin is a myth; it is smoke and mirrors. There is less than one percent of the population that has so-called “perfect skin”, those people who do absolutely nothing for their skin, ignore their diets, and wake up with amazing complexion daily. As luck would have it, these people are blessed with good skin genes, plain and simple. Then there is photoshop, cosmetic surgery, and layers and layers of makeup.

So what if we stop chasing the myth of perfection and pivot our attention to nurturing healthy skin?

We turn our attention to ingredients, and understand to our skin’s relationship with them. We tailor the products we use, when & how frequently we use them based on how our skin ‘feels’. We develop a routine we can realistically keep, and forgive ourselves if we forget or falter. We amplify good intention in our lifestyle, diet, exercise, personal relationships, and self-love. Is it any wonder that self-love is the most effective remedy of all? If we give ourselves affection, we respond positively, it’s amazing!

Is it any wonder that self-love is the most effective remedy of all? If we give ourselves affection, we respond positively, it’s amazing!

At Blendily, we’re happy to be your skin advocate without boxing you into skin types and regimens. We offer an array of seasonal, botanical magic, lovingly blended splendidly by hand, to help you feel your best, imperfections and all.