Hey guys, I‘m Coreyanya and it took me 3 years to say that.
I‘m new to this and it‘s scary, I‘m not gonna lie. Be vulnerable on the Internet. Open up about your deepest struggles.
I believe skincare and self-love should be combined, infused together as one concept and taking care of our skin should come from a place of acceptance and love.
I wanted to create something for myself, I wanted to connect with people, share my story and help others who feel the same way.
So I decided, I’m going to do this right, learn everything I can and see what happens. And that’s how the real Coreyanya was born.
I knew I wanted to write about skincare and acne, but what helped me through this journey of self-discovery was learning how to love myself. I decided to combine the two things I’m passionate about skincare and self-love. I think it’s all connected.
We’re not just skin and bones, we are souls and whatever happens on the outside happens on the inside first. Whatever thoughts you put in kind or not, that’s what is going to come on the surface.
What prompted me to make this website is my struggle with acne. I’m not ashamed of it anymore. It took me more than 10 years not to learn how to clear my acne but to learn how to love myself despite my acne.
Because I couldn’t, I hated myself and I thought I was ugly and undeserving of love because of my skin. I thought my skin defined me and spend every second obsessing over it. Hiding and stopping myself from pursuing what I want in life because I had acne. People with acne aren’t beautiful. That’s what I thought.
I spent an awful lot of time trying new products, crying because they don’t work, avoiding mirrors, and presenting myself to the world like I’m confident but nobody knew that I was scared to go out without makeup, that I was afraid of people judging me because that’s all I did, judge myself and you know we can be the cruelest. I only appeared confident on the outside but I didn’t love myself.
Acne became a part of my identity like having brown hair. It was always there to remind me that I wasn’t good enough. I couldn’t even get rid of a few simple pimples what was I thinking.
That led me to explore the inner parts of myself and that’s how I started focusing more on the spiritual side of things.
Every time I would read how to clear acne people would always say you have to love yourself first. I didn’t understand that. Can I get clear skin and then I’ll love myself? Yeah? No. It doesn’t work like that.
I used to hate myself and my face, and for a long time I didn’t think I deserved something good, I always put myself down. Instead of having fun, I was being mean to myself and spent most of my life depressed.
It has taken me a few years to get to where I am now and I’m not fully there yet but I try and never give up. I want to help you see that you are beautiful, talented and there is nothing that could allow you to be ashamed of yourself.
For all of you who are sad, lonely you think you are ugly because you have acne I created this email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can email me and talk, I will listen and I won‘t judge you. You are not alone in this.
I’m not perfect, I’m just a human being but I want to help and if there is only one person that feels inspired after reading my blog, then I’ve won. I still have a lot to learn about the right skincare, about treating myself with respect but we can improve together. One step at a time.
And if you hate yourself, your acne is killing your self-esteem and mirrors are your worst enemy I’ve been there. Heck, I go there on my worst days. And if you need someone to talk to, send me an email or leave a comment.
You are amazing and have come to this earth with a mission to learn to love yourself and boldly pursue your dreams.
My mission is to spread love and positivity and show people how good it can feel to love yourself. It took me more than 10 years but it doesn’t have to take you that long.
Thank you for reading. And remember we take care of our skin, out of love, not hate. Start.