Most people agree that looking good goes hand in hand with feeling good. Yes confidence comes from within but its hard to give a presentation when you have a large red blemish on your chin or are worried about your peach fuzz becoming illuminated in the sunlight. But I believe too much primping in front of a magnified mirror is a bad thing. I’m going to tell you why I decided to give myself not only a mirror break, but a facial, and plucking break as well.
First let me define mirror break. I have a very magnified illuminate every pore and miniscule hair mirror and I also have an ornamental ‘normal’ mirror.
I decided to give up my magnified mirror for a month and here’s what happened:
- I got to bed and ready in the morning faster – since I couldn’t see every every microscopic goo ball and hair in my pores I stopped needing to pinch and tweeze my face for 10-30 minutes a day.
- My damaged skin got a chance to heal – a bunch of stuff causes me to break out but as we all know damaged skin leads to more clogged pores. Taking a break from a microscopic mirror gave my breakouts a chance to heal.
- I felt less anxiety over my skin. Ignorance really is bliss -I’m due for a face wax soon but its nice to not see the translucent regrowth.
I decided to do this because I have some pretty stressful and exciting stuff coming up at work and I needed the extra time and less stress. I also did this ‘mirror break’ before my wedding and other major events. This idea of giving yourself and your beauty psyche a break is some advice I plan to pass on to my daughter.
Do you have any sage advice to share?