WELCOME TO THE
STUNN COLLECTIVE DIARY
“A diary is meant to be somewhat raw and is often a reflection of one’s deepest truths; a recount of events or experiences…”
When we first started to think about how we would approach our personal pieces for the STUNN Diary, we decided that we wouldn’t try to be anything we aren’t, and we would try to be completely transparent with everything we are….
Experience is one of the most effective ways to gain confidence, but what about the times when you need confidence in order to have an experience? When your lack of confidence is causing you mental and emotional distress, keeping you in the vicious cycle of your need for confidence depleting the little confidence you have, the only way to break through is experience. This is where visualization comes in.
Remember the last time you blushed? Remember how your face felt hot, and your cheeks and ears burned a bit? What about the last time you had a really terrible sleep and you woke with red, puffy skin and dark circles under your eyes? Your emotions play a serious role in your outer appearance. Stress, anxiety, and fatigue show up on our skin whether we like it or not.
There are two types of aging: intrinsic aging; the natural aging process that takes place over time, regardless of outside influences, and extrinsic aging; which is a result of harmful external factors. Wrinkles are a natural occurrence, and are a normal part of intrinsic aging. And, we would argue vehemently that some wrinkles are downright beautiful. Smile and laugh lines show traces of a life well lived, and should be celebrated.
If you’ve never heard the word antioxidant, it’s safe to say you’ve been living under a rock. Antioxidants have become a marketing buzz-word in the beauty, skincare, and overall wellness industry. But, like Einstein’s theory of relativity – everyone’s heard of them, but few actually understand them. You know antioxidants are ‘good for you’, but do you know why?
Over the last few months we’ve looked at some of the initial themes of transformation, starting with awareness and moving into commitment. Both of these themes are hugely important in initiating your own personal transformation. As the obstacles challenging you to give up on your journey start stacking up, this next theme really becomes important.
The health of your skin may have taken a back seat these past few weeks. As the days go by you may be starting to notice how the compounding stress, poor sleep, lack of routine, and perhaps a little too much indulgence have been taking a toll on your skin.