Lettuce, Empathy, and My Skin
Like many of us, I spend parts of my day blindly scrolling through Facebook. No real reason, just blindly scrolling. Well, the other day I was on one of my blind scrolls and paused to read a post...I didn’t save the post, but to my recollection it said something along the lines of if you planted lettuce and the lettuce didn’t grow, you don’t blame the lettuce. You work to figure out what is preventing that lettuce from growing. The post went on to say that that is a sign of empathy, something we needed to practice more with people in our lives. To which I completely agree!
But, that got me thinking. The same thought pattern should apply to our skin. So many people go through life saying things like “I just have dry skin” or “everything makes me itch” But it doesn’t have to be that way. Our skin is our largest organ. It is our biggest barrier from disease, infection and sickness. It’s what we present to the world as a picture of “us”. Those attributes alone make our skin worthy of extra attention and care.
We don’t have to be the person whose “skin is always dry” or “itchy and irritated”. We need to look at the situation and assess what can be done different. Have I removed certain chemicals from my skin care products? Do I still use commercial products? Have I tried different soaps or lotions? Have I tried anything natural?
If not, why not?
Aren’t you worth the few dollars it would cost to find out? If we have pain or discomfort anywhere else in our bodies we investigate to find out why, and we work to find a solution. We can and should address our skin with the same wholeheartedness.
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