Your skin has a love language, and it has hidden messages and wisdom just for you. I call it Skintuition.
From acne breakouts to reactive rashes, dark spots, and bumps; each visible condition has a secret message and guidance about what's at play underneath the surface of your skin.
Learning this language by listening to your Skintuition, is always the first step towards becoming a Higher Self Beauty.
As a child and young adult, I suffered from severe eczema, mystery rashes and allergies.
By the time I was a teenager, I had weeping, oozing rashes inside my arms and behind my knees.
I became acutely aware of my skin's ability to be a barometer of my inner emotional landscape and whatever I put in or on it.
I noticed early on that if my nervous system was upset; my skin would flare up.
Over time, I came to understand that my skin was actually a living expression of my nervous system, and as such, I could shift it by using the following credo:
- Being neutral and objective: skin conditions aren't good or bad. I don't need to resist or judge them.
- Listening. What is the message this skin condition is sending? I ask my body to communicate with me.
- Expressing my feelings. Emotions are neuropeptides, and they have to keep moving.
- Owning my sensitivity as a superpower. I feel, therefore, I AM.
- Thanking my skin for communicating and loving me. Gratitude is my magic wand.
- Deciding on my preferred outcome and BEING that now.
- Adjusting my lifestyle by adding and subtracting products, foods, people, situations, etc., based on my Skintuition.
- Noticing the shift, following the energy, and repeating.
Taking this type of approach with your skin allows you to have an intimacy with yourself that transcends old skin stories about "skin types" or even problems.
How amazing would it be, to never have skin problems again, only the wonderful gift of awareness and communion with the living fabric of your being?
So, how do you use your Skintuition to decode what your specific skin manifestations are telling you?
This is the fun part!
You just ask!
That's right; the first step is to just get comfortable with talking to, and with, your own body, then with your own skin.
This is how you become your own skin expert.
Your skin is, at any given moment, doing the tasks of protection, absorption, excretion, secretion, regulation, and sensation.
All of these processes provide you with information that you can use to make choices and changes.
When you ask, you simply quiet the mind and relax the body, and then with your inner voice, ask your body what you need to know.
You won't be receiving any booming voices ( actually, maybe you will 😅), but you will receive awarenesses and nudges, and as time goes on, you'll simply know.
Once you get the hang of this, you'll be able to use this skill to pick products, make choices with foods, and become highly tuned to what is contributive to you, and what is not.
If I had to pick one superpower to share with you to get started on your journey with Higher Self Beauty, this would be it.
If you require additional support and assistance decoding what messages your skin is trying to send to you, I invite you to join us in The Pathway Membership.
That's where you'll learn to speak fluent Skintuition and create beautiful messages with your skin.
Xo, Amy Wall | The Skintessa
P.S. In part two of this article, I'll break down what each condition might be saying and what the energetics are behind the visible manifestations.
Spoiler alert: Your dark spots love you so much!