Every woman’s charm.
Okay, before I continue my gist, I believe you’d like to know what your natural “charm” supposedly is, it was there in the beginning and it will be there till the end and more importantly staying radiant if properly managed; so without further ado, let me introduce you to your “SKIN”, the skin encompassing complexion, tone, texture, type (dry or oily).
Truth is, every part of your body is charming queen, but if you’re like me who’s currently managing financially and can’t afford original and expensive serum or lotion, you require little or no effort to be for your skin to be appreciated by the general public and more importantly, by you. Skin care is vital, because it’s what people get to see and it gives enough info about your health and personal care at the same time and I have hardly met anyone who didn’t care about their skin, probably not when it’s in good shape but definitely they come around when something goes wrong.
On that note permit me to complete my story, okay, I unconsciously took those comments in and I delved into skin lightening, I used lightening lotions and serums and I had a million reasons to back up my action.
I won’t give myself credit for the change of heart, God blessed me with a friend who “enlightened” me and I got to understand that I didn’t have a problem with being an “African black woman” but I felt too dark for a black woman. Do you get me? And at that point, everything changed.
I turned away from using lotions and serum to making use of oil:
Presently, I use baby oil, but I started with coconut oil, then olive oil. Sincerely, I didn’t enjoy this transformation, I looked darker than I could ever imagine. People actually started to ask me questions; it was like what I was running away from caught up with me and even overtook me. But in all of these, I felt like i started glowing, my skin felt smoother and softer. It was probably all in my head but I’d say it was a good move.
I took pictures regularly :
I still don’t know who invented the camera, but I’m going to look it up soon, and I’m saying this because it’s one of the world’s greatest inventions. You gradually learn to appreciate yourself and your growth more by taking pictures of yourself regularly and looking back on old ones. Do it while lying down in bed, you don’t have to be dressed up. Personally, those pictures are the dearest to my heart.
I learnt to drink adequate amount of water:
Water is naturally a good detoxifier and I feel so many people, Africans especially, underestimate its abilities.
My confidence game became 101/100:
It started from never giving room for negative talks or thoughts about anything or any situation, and in this case, my skin, this made me love me for me, nothing added; nothing subtracted, I just wanted to be me.
My present way of thinking is if God didn’t give me, I don’t need it and meaning, I’m at my best when I don’t tamper with what God has given me.
But, between you and I, I was called “black mamba”😏
I hope you’ve learnt a thing or two; I want to promote self-love particularly in this generation where females feel like there are lots of high standards to meet up to.
Till next time, love always!