Love the Skin You're in - Even With Psoriasis
By Brandi Goodman
Self-love, as well as self-compassion, are incredibly necessary for your mental well-being. It's important that you love the skin you're in and feel good about who you are and how you look. Sure, there may be something you don't like, but overall you should realize that there is only one you and that will never change. Even when you have psoriasis, you need to find ways to love the skin you're in and be kind to yourself always.
Give Yourself Positive Affirmations
Negative talk will only have you feeling bad about yourself. You need to give yourself positive affirmations regularly if you're going to start truly believing that you're beautiful just the way you are. "I am strong. I am smart. I am beautiful." Say things like this in the mirror and really use emphasis. The more you tell yourself this, the more you'll start to believe it.
Being active helps you feel as strong as you tell yourself you are. Do what you can to get enough exercise in your day and feel good about how resilient your body is. There's another perk to exercise if you have psoriasis. It can actually reduce inflammation that can lead to flare-ups and reduce your risk for developing the condition if you don't yet have it.
Don't Compare Yourself to Others
It can be easy to look at another person and wonder why they have perfect skin and you don't. It's best to try not to compare yourself to others and look at the positive aspects about yourself. Maybe you don't have the greatest skin, but instead have the bluest eyes. Perhaps it's your hair that really bounces and shines. You might have the best laugh or a winning smile. Don't compare the worst thing about you to others and instead look at all your good qualities.
Join a Support Group
It can be hard sometimes to see the good in life when you're feeling down. To try to keep your mental health in check when you're struggling, join a support group. You can share your feelings with others who understand what you're going through. It can be nice to share some of the downsides to your condition and not always have to be upbeat about things. You may also get to hear some positive stories from others about what they've done to overcome their insecurities. It can be a huge help.
Reach Psoriasis Awareness Month in August with an appreciation for your skin. Just because it looks different than others or has some issues doesn't mean it isn't still beautiful. You should love the skin you're in even with psoriasis or any other condition.
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