Guys, I just had the best birthday! Which is saying something because my birthday used to be totally cursed. Setting aside the obvious pitfalls of having a birthday that lands in the hangover period of Christmas and New Years, I’ve also experienced other not so great events on January 3rd over the years. For example, I’ve come down with chicken pox, had birthday plans canceled due to too much snow or not enough snow. Plus, one year I was in Australia and I was so excited to finally have a Summer birthday, but the country’s 700-day drought broke on my birthday and all my plans had been made to take place outdoors (great for the country, but not great for my birthday plans!). I was in a car accident one year, got a speeding ticket another year. So whenever my birthday rolls around, I always seem to get a little on edge.
However, for my 33rd birthday, I wanted to experience my day more intentionally. Instead of sitting back and seeing what would happen, I thought through what a perfect day would look like. Food, friends, relaxation…that’s what I wanted to center my day around.
Shifting my perspective from “this is happening to me”, to “how do I want this day to be”, gave me one of the most epic birthdays I’ve ever had. And it got me thinking, how often are we feeling like our skin problems happen to us?
It may seem that the appearance of our skin is totally out of our control, especially when it feels like we’ve done everything to try and fix it, however, simply shifting your perspective and taking a more intentional approach with your efforts can start to give you dramatic results.
So today, in honour of 33 trips around the sun (that’s right I’m 33 years young), I’m sharing my top 33 tips to get clear skin. By all means, do not take this as a recommendation to do all of them (that would be very overwhelming), but instead, use this list as inspiration to start to think about different areas of your life where you could be more intentional with your diet, your self-care, and your mindset when it comes to your acne.
This post is a doozy. I recommend bookmarking it, and coming back often to re-inspire your intentions.
I’ve broken this collection of skin nourishing goodness into 3 categories:
Did you make it to the end?
If you did, I’d love to hear one thing you’re going to do today to live more intentionally to help clear your skin. Let me know in the comments below!