The issue is, I am now about to further renege from my previous promises by deciding not to discuss simple skincare routines. However, I believe that my reasoning is justified - Christmas is fast approaching! I am a festive person through and through, and given that we are just about to enter the month of December, I cannot now resist a little discussion on Christmas style and celebrations.
When I say "celebrations" I'm not actually referring to the usual traditions of turkey and mince-pies; gift-giving; tree decorating; etc, but rather I am alluding to the importance of revelling in the company of those you love, and being considerate of those less-fortunate. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the former stereotypical practices as well - baking and giving gifts are two of my favourite elements of Christmas - but I find that this time of year is also a perfect reminder of how we ought to appreciate everything we have, and not be afraid to show others how much they mean to us.
In terms of one's own self-worth, I find that this time of year is the perfect opportunity to re-assess and renew any negative perceptions of yourself. It seems contradictory to me that we can show an abundance of love and affection towards others, and yet we continue to chastise ourselves during the festivities, for not buying the perfect gift; not looking knock-out in that expensive party dress; not maintaining a glowing complexion on Christmas day from spending every minute in the kitchen. Enough never seems to be enough in terms of the credit we give ourselves. In my next post (coming this week, not next month - promise) I hope to share some ideas for thoughtful gifts and style tips for an extra special festive period, but for now, I would like to promote the notion of bringing some of that Christmas cheer and affection back in your own direction; if you can care enough about others to share it with them, then you are worthy of it too.