If you asked me what my biggest skincare mistake is, I could immediately tell you it’s not caring about my eyes the right way. A couple of years ago, small milia seed growing under my left eye. I was young back then, so a most direct and simple way was used to get rid of it — force. Which was using my fingers to squeeze the bumps out. For a very long long time, I had thought this was the worst thing that ever happened in my skincare life. But today my thought has changed because I find out by simply tweaking the way I look at this mistake, I can turn it into a blessing in disguise. My motto is, if you can’t change the situation, change yourself. Read on to know how my biggest beauty mistake might be a blessing.
First, I know what not to do for my skin. My beauty mistake has been such a big lesson that I have long since banned myself from squeezing any small patches on my eyes. Several days ago a few bumps popped up under my left eye (why left eye again?). I didn’t know what the trigger was, but I thought I’ve probably loaded my eye with too much nourishment lately to deserve a small-scale breakout. After cutting back the amount of eye care products I use, I’m happy to see the bumps are getting smaller. So while I’m learning what not to do for my skin, I’m also learning how to find out simple solutions for my skincare problems.
Second, I take on this natural beauty journey. The reason why I began it in the first place is to learn how to slow the aging process. Frankly, I didn’t quite believe some eggs, milk, honey, or anything along this line can do wonders for my skin. I tried simply because I had no better solution for my than ever-worsening eye wrinkles. But experience has told me that the good things I did on my eyes could also produce fringe benefits for my facial skin.
Just the other day, I was praised by my friends for having much smoother skin (compared to the old me, of course). This is something I’m proud of because I am able to improve my look simply by using natural methods (of course, I’m yet to become a 100% convert).
I guess if I had never made such a mistake, I would probably be still using some chemical-filled products. Ahem, positive talk aside, if I could change my fate, I would of course prefer not doing anything silly in the first place.
If you’ve ever done any mistake in your beauty life, try to look at it in a positive tone. And you will find the world can be as lovely to look at.
P.S. Above is a photo I took for my left eye, but my old camera just completely fails to capture the reality (those ugly wrinkles). I should probably take another one sideways next time.