The Beauty is in the Imperfection
I took this photo while gorilla trekking in Uganda and what makes this photo so striking to me is the asymmetric notching on the nose. That scar and the story behind it makes this gorilla stand out to me as an individual. I spend a considerable amount of time reassuring my patients that their tiny imperfections (large pores, freckles, sun spots…) are just one of the many flavors of normal and part of what makes them who they are. With the rise of FaceTune, SnapChat filters, and beauty influencers, there seems to be more and more pressure to have “perfect” skin.
One of my goals is to remind you that your skin is perfect, right now, with or without serums, toners, masks, or jade rollers. Your skin is an amazing organ, with its own contours, little quirks, and pores of varying sizes (no, I cannot get rid of them, you need them for your skin to function). You don’t need the newest, most expensive product to have gorgeous and healthy skin and I’m here to help sort through all the woo-woo wellness B.S. Don’t get too caught up in chasing perfection, the beauty is in the imperfect.