Embrace the bare face: Love yourself, love your skin

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

As matter of fact as this may sound, we have one body. 
Each of our bodies has the purpose of living. 
We are born to live individually. 
We are not born to desire the body or life of others.
We aren't 'stuck' with what we've got, we hold potential with what we've got.

 Unique. Different. Rare. Exclusive. Particular. Individual.

Personally, I believe the idea of loving yourself is the most key concept in life to feeling self fulfilment. I do not love myself to the greatest degree I could, but I am learning and adapting all the time to understand me, myself and I.

When I say skin I mean body, coming to terms with 'loving your skin' is a more real-feeling concept to me than loving your 'body'. It stems from being constantly taught about body confidence and image, over years I got the impression if I wasn't body confident, I therefore wasn't good enough or if my body image wasn't accepted socially, I wasn't either.
Reaching towards loving my 'skin' feels more achievable. I have never been set guides or even taught on 'How to love my skin' so I've discovered it all by myself.

I want to spark up ideas, pull at those thoughts you fail to think of when blinded by self doubt, criticism and even hatred.

Write the answers down.

Why do you view your skin in a negative way? Where does the negativity stem from?
Think for as long as you wish, it may not always be clear...

Complimenting ourselves has become something stereotyped as 'big-headed' or 'self-obsessed' but being able to point out your own special qualities is important. 
Flaw less, love more.

Tell me how having a negative view of your skin has affected your life for the good? 
Tell me how having a negative view of your skin has affected your life for the bad? 

Now I hope to think your answer to my first question was much shorter than the last as having a negative view of your skin brings no reasons for good,  it may not implicate on you finding the good in other areas of life yet lacking positivity towards your skin is a draining effort that is mentally exhausting and unnecessary.

Is it your individualities that you flaw?

Individualities are one small portion of what makes us who we are, learning to love them becomes so much more rewarding than wanting to change the unchangeable.

Do you believe in having a positive outlook of your skin?

This is what it comes down to, believing in yourself to overcome the heaviness of doubtful thoughts and reach towards appreciating and loving your skin. I fully believe in any situation in life there is always room for change!
 Opening up to change is crucial as with change comes new opinions, new knowledge and new outlooks on life.

Personally, I am very slowly developing understanding on what it takes for me to love my skin and trust me it is a gradual process. I'm not writing this as an inspiring, self loving human as I am far from that, but I know what it has taken for me to develop a method to allow me to progress within myself and begin to love my skin.

Finally, three things you love about yourself?

My hair for being so soft and shiny every single day, my laugh for sounding like a rather happy seal along with its infectious ability to effect everybody listening and my eyes because I swear they are ginger, not brown!

Lucy Jane


  1. I'm not going to say that I'm great. I do have Fashion emergencies.


  2. Lucy, you are beautiful inside and out!

    Chariza M. | LE-VISUALISTE.COM

    1. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
      I hope you can say the same thing for yourself, beautiful both inside and out!

  3. This post, man, THIS POST!!! I love reading posts about loving your skin (great idea btw of the whole skin vs body) because I agree, that it is so important to learn to do!! And yes!!!! Loving a quality about yourself isn't being "big-headed" or "conceited" it's learning to love yourself and looking deep into who you are. It's so important to know what you love about yourself. "We aren't 'stuck' with what we've got, we hold potential with what we've got." Agghhhh, this sentence is everything and I've never thought about it that way. That's exactly what we are!! We shouldn't just only 'accept' our skin, we should love our skin and be able to be who we are. This is an awesome post and you look oh so very beautiful in the pictures.

    1. Thank you lovely, I am so glad what I wrote has sparked these thoughts within yourself, exactly what I wanted to achieve through this post!

  4. this is truely beautiful xoxo

    1. Thank you, that is honestly amazing to hear!

  5. Great post you are beautiful

    xx LL


  6. PREACH. IT. GIRL. I agree with this post so much, it's awful that society has made it almost a crime to feel happy with yourself and to be confident when it's really one of the most important things that we can do. You hit the nail on the head <3

  7. Such a lovely post, completely agree that it is so difficult to feel body confident, but so necessary! Gorgeous picture too :)

    Anoushka Probyn - A London Fashion Blog

  8. i love this post! such a lovely idea and just so important. you're beautiful! x



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