Smashing Stigma Surrounding Acne And The Power Of Self-Acceptance

Lea Alexandra shares her acne journey with us after going off the birth control pill in November of 2016:

We don’t need another “cure“ for acne, we don’t need another company or person telling us what we should and shouldn’t do and how we could work to clear up our skin.

What we need is more acceptance, more people raising their hand and saying “I deal with this too," more representation, more love. What we need is for people to realize that they are not the only ones, they are not dirty, and they don’t need to hide or feel ashamed.

Once I started to accept my skin for what it was, once I implemented more self love and mindfulness and kindness towards myself, my skin started healing. It was like it was breathing this sigh of relief and thanking me for finally not attacking it anymore. 

My skin today is not perfect. I still deal with hormonal breakouts or random pimples that like to say hi, but the difference between now and my full blown acne days is not even the fact that my skin is better, it’s the fact that my mind is better. I healed my mind and so my skin healed too.

 

This is an excerpt from a post written by Self Love Expert, podcaster, and member of the #foodperiodfamily, Lea Alexandra.

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