Back in 2016 Alicia Keys one of the best musicians and artists of this time went makeup-free. During an interview with the Today Show, she states, “Society puts limitations on us… It is important to do what is good for you.”
It has been four years since she made the decision to inspire others with a different approach to beauty standards amongst celebrity influencers.
Fans and supporters around the world have been waiting for Alicia Keys to drop her skincare routine. Right before the New Year, she blessed our souls with her “Get Unready With Me” video on YouTube. This video features her skin-care routine and method to clear skin.
While listening to her speak I picked up a few lessons that I thought worth sharing with you.
Lesson#1: Drink Water
Before she even began her routine she ends every night drinking a mason jar full of water. This is something that we are told over and over because it needs to be done.
When we carry out basic functions we are losing the water from our bodies. Keeping hydrated makes sure that your body stays regulated and running properly by putting back that water we lost.
Lesson#2: Release Negativity
Another thing that she did was state out loud what she wanted to release from the day. Pressure, stress, and concerns can weigh you down. It is no surprise that negative emotions tend to control and consume us.
Speaking negative things out loud with the intent of letting them go allows you to acknowledge it, become at peace and begin to unwind.
Lesson#3: Understand How Skin Works
While discussing how she uses one of the products in her routine, Alicia emphasized that we should always use upward motions to keep skin plump.
The skin is normally tight and upright. Sagging, tired-looking skin comes from stress, improper treatment and time.
Understanding how your skin works and how it should look will help when taking care of it. If you don’t know what you are treating most likely you won’t treat it well.
Lesson#4: Have a Skin Care Routine
Routines are about consistency. Consistency gets results. Great things do not happen overnight they are improved daily.
One thing I always remind myself is that the small wins lead to the big one. Alicia Keys’s skin looks amazing because she has been working at it consistently for years.
Begin your own routine and you can achieve your own beautiful skin.
Our bodies are based on hydration, I mentioned this earlier. The largest organ on our bodies, our skin, needs to be hydrated to be healthy.
We need moisture like oils and moisturizers to help the skin stay in the best condition possible. If you skip moisturizing ever then you are basically telling your skin that you don’t want it to be healthy.
It will reward you by being damaged.
Lesson #6: Feel Good/ Self-Care
Feeling good by using self-care practices helps us to flourish. When your mind and body align positively it allows you to function in a way that rewards you positively.
“I want to be the most in-tune, in-touch, individual, period,” said R&B Queen Alicia Keys. In her video, she does this by drinking tea and having her alone time at the end of the night.
Alicia’s key, pun intended, to living with clear skin is practicing self-care. If you would like to learn some other self-care(love) practices view this post.
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