A few weeks ago, I realized in the chaos of my life, my vacation date was under a month away.
I’ve been planning it for about a year, so you would think by now I’d be prepared.
Not so much.
Like every woman on earth does at some point, I vowed to shed 10 pounds before getting on that flight, and now, here we are, and I don’t think I’ve even lost one.
So much for that 2 piece bathing suit.
But, one night, after flipping through my Facebook Feed, there it was. Another ad for a Detox Cleansing Tea. I’ve read about them before, but it never occurred to me to give it a go.
This particular tea promised to rid bloating and muffin top in 2 weeks! I was desperate, so I went all in, even paying extra to get it here asap.
Don’t worry. I’m not going to give you a play-by-play! Let’s just say it did what it promised, and I noticed a significant change after just a couple of days.
But, I also noticed something else. My skin was so dry! It’s usually pretty dry in the winter, but this time my skin looked flaky, began to itch, and my face looked tired, and (gulp), older.
I was dehydrating!
Turns out I didn’t read all of the directions. I was so focused on results, I forgot to take care of myself.
I missed the part where it said that I needed to be sure to drink 6-8 glasses of water every day during the cleanse to stay hydrated.
And this whole experience got me thinking.
There are those desperate for clear, healthy skin. They forget that their problem skin, like my extra 10 pounds didn’t happen overnight, but, just like me, they want results, and they want it fast.
There’s nothing wrong with wanting to improve our skin, weight, or our lives. We just have to remember there are steps we need to take before we get to the top of the staircase.
And when we’re impatient and skip those steps, we must understand there are consequences that come along with that choice.
What choices have you made that affected your skin in a negative way? Share your story with me below.