What Is Perfect Skin And Does It Exist?
Who doesn’t want flawless skin which is even toned and glows all day long?
We see influencers on Instagram showing off their perfect skin and garnering all the likes and attention while folks like us have to struggle with tons of skin problems on the daily. The overwhelming number of skincare products in the market make it even tougher for us to decide the right skin care ritual.
To further add to the dilemma, we tend to buy more makeup than required to achieve the flawlessness that we see around us. Layers over layers of makeup to hide uneven skin tone, open pores and acne only worsen the condition of your skin, let alone help you achieve a perfect skin. Still, these products make their way to your makeup bag somehow.
The marketing power of beauty industry knows no bounds. It all started when the world decided to perceive acne, oily skin, patchy and dry skin, in fact any variation from the standard glass-skin as an anomaly, a problem that needed to be solved.
Let me break it to you. Perfect skin is in fact a myth, carefully crafted by E-commerce brands to sell you a skin standard which doesn’t even exist in the first place. Even though we have addressed the elephant in the room, we still need to understand why skin behaves the way it does and what we can do about it.
Listen to your Body:
Your body organs talk to you. Not literally, but they have their own language of communication. When your lungs feel an oxygen deficit, they make you gasp for breath. Sometimes the body tells you that you’re stretching your limits by giving you headaches or even an upset stomach. Your skin is no different.
Your skin is the largest organ of your body . It is also the organ which is most exposed to external environment. While this interaction plays, your skin communicates with you by alerting you in certain ways. More often than not, these “alerts” save you from extremely harmful damage. While dealing with a stressful situation, your skin can develop acne as a way of making the stress apparent. Sometimes dull skin can be an indication that your pores need space to breathe while they're choking because of the pollutants. Wrinkled skin and bags under your eyes can be an indication that you’re running low on sleep.
To put it simply, blaming the skin for how it acts is like blaming your lungs for making you gasp while the pollution in your city is the real enemy.
Excess oil production can be a direct consequence of hormonal production of oil. Unnaturally dry skin can be caused due a wrong skincare product or even dehydration and lack of vitamins in your body. Even your genetics determine a variety of skin responses such as facial hair and sebum production.
The list of triggers goes on.
But if perfect skin doesn’t exist, why do we see it everywhere on social media? Well, you need to throw the proverb ‘seeing is believing’ out the window. If you have your basics in place regarding what healthy skin really means, you will never look at influencers like you did before.
Respect your skin and embrace it. Nourish it the right way and the glow will follow.
There are a number of things that you can keep in mind before purchasing your next skin care product.
- It should be devoid of any harmful chemicals such as parabens and sulphates. These chemicals are widely used in the beauty industry because they increase the shelf life of product. However, they cause rashes, skin irritation and damage that you would definitely want to avoid.
- It should contain natural ingredients packed with the goodness of vitamins. Your skin loves natural oils as they nourish the skin from within. They are the true foods of your epidermis.
- It should be cruelty free and vegan. This saves your skin from harmful toxins and supplies it with natural oils, minerals and antioxidants which help in repairing damaged skin, leaving it healthy and happy.
If you’re looking for a skincare range that encompasses all these qualities, look no further. Kzen Skincare is a one stop destination for all your skincare needs. We at Kzen are passionate about tending to your skin using the sheer power of nature. Our products are free from harmful chemicals such as parabens and sulphates. They are plant-based, vegan and cruelty free so you won't have to worry about those nasty toxins ever again.
Perfect skin might be just a myth. But healthy skin is very much a phenomenon worth investing in. Adopting healthy habits and using natural products go a long way in improving your skin quality in the long term and are better than short-term quick fixes. By truly embracing your skin and listening to it, achieving the skin of your dreams will not be a dream anymore.