When I first created @diaryoftroubledskin, I was feeling very insecure with my acne so I decided to create an Instagram page to track my skin’s progress with various treatments. However, once I started sharing pictures of my acne-prone skin online, I was able to connect with a community of individuals who encouraged and reminded me that having acne doesn’t define my worth. The acne-positivity community on Instagram was what first allowed me to regain my confidence and now my goal is to continue sharing that message of self-love. Having acne does not define your beauty – unlike what current society’s beauty standards would have you believe – and it’s my mission to remind those who are struggling with their self-confidence, much like I was several years ago.
What does wellness mean to you?
Wellness means different things to different people, but to me, it is about living a healthy and fulfilling life. It is about taking care of my physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. It is about making choices that support my well-being and help me reach my full potential. There are many things that contribute to my overall wellness, including eating a healthy diet, having a consistent skincare routine, getting regular exercise, getting enough sleep, managing stress, spending time in nature, etc. Wellness is not a destination, but rather a journey, and something that I continue to work on every day.
What are some common misconceptions about wellness?
Some common misconceptions about wellness include that wellness is only about physical health. Wellness is about more than just your physical health. It also includes your mental, emotional, social, and spiritual health. A second misconception is that there is one right way to be healthy. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to wellness. What works for one person may not work for another. The important thing is to find what works for you and to make healthy choices that you can stick with. Lastly, wellness is a journey, not a destination. It is about making healthy choices every day and working to improve your overall well-being.