Reena has lived with psoriasis since she was 12, and now sees signs of eczema too. As a mindfulness coach with a passion for meditation, she’s a firm believer in the power of positivity.
If there’s one thing we know, it’s that our triggers can be as random as they are chaotic for our skin. But there’s still one idea we can all relate to: our mind matters. We’re on a mission to help (what we like to call) your skin-mind cycle – because we know that how you feel about your skin plays a big part in how you feel about yourself. So we’ve asked women living with skin conditions how they have embraced positive affirmations, followed by easy tips to help you create your own.
Keep things personal.
Positive affirmations are personal to you and what plays on your mind most. Take a step back and think about where any negativity creeps into your mind, and change it
No time like the present.
Positivity, by its very nature, is looking forward. So make sure your affirmation speaks to you in the now – being proactive in the present tense
Feel the love.
The more emotional the phrase is, the better. Look at yourself straight into the eyes as you talk about your truth, spirit and beauty
Once more with feeling.
Keep your affirmations simple and easy to project, and then say it again, and again, and again. Affirmations are made to be repeated – we need to get the message loud and clear