Self-Love, Acne, and Naturopathy

Choosing self-love and the actions that stem from self-love present a challenge when seeing acne. Judgement, self-consciousness, and desperation can affect daily life and healthy decision-making. In my experience, clients that struggle with acne place an incredible amount of attention and energy into researching topical care, hormonal balance, dietary changes, and supplements. These factors each carry their own weight but do not complete the picture and often I will see a recoiling reaction towards self-acceptance.

Choosing to love and accept ourselves, with all our beauty and flaws, creates an ability to heal at a far deeper level. Treating ourselves with wholesome respect and care creates a harmonious cascade of neuropeptides and neurotransmitters that work to stimulate relaxation via the vagal nerve and the parasympathetic nervous system.

One such peptide called Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide (VIP) supports water and electrolyte balance in the intestinal tract -treating yourself as a VIP (Very Important Person) aids your ability to digest life and let go of what no longer serves you. Choosing to love yourself supports endogenous production of GABA and that in turn, reduces anxiety and the many symptoms that accompany anxious thinking. So when ‘gabbing’ to yourself, check your words, attitude, and purpose and adjust towards a conscious equanimity that allows for positive and realistic self-talk.

When seeing yourself in the mirror, seek to look at your whole face.

Fear: False Evidence Appearing Real

Fear: Face Everything And Rise!

Similarly, when you intently focus on acne spots, you begin to see what most people do not see, furthermore, this creates a fear of judgement from people that isn’t real. By allowing yourself to see your whole face, and to acknowledge the beauty that comes from being uniquely you, you can bring a shift of positivity that will radiate a simple spirit of courage that will attract people.

Lifestyle Naturopathy offers serums that are clean and nourishing for the skin and work to help with self-love by uplifting the spirit. Simplicité is beautiful and helps bring the big picture into focus.

Self-love carries an incredible effect that supports your whole body’s well-being and can be practised by anyone seeking to heal.

A beautiful beams in a selfie using Simplicité Serum.
Nicole Reilkoff ND

Nicole Reilkoff ND

Nicole Reilkoff certified Naturopath and reflexologist, offers her professional bilingual, services from the Queen Elizabeth Health Complex situated in Montréal.




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