A Simple Thing
So this running a new company thing is no fun...lol, but I LOVE IT. Trying to learn how to get product into potential customers hands has truly been stressful. I know my products are great, I know they work, so why aren't people buying them? I ask this question a million times a day, and then at the end of the night when I am done with my hot shower, I look into the mirror to brush my teeth, and I see it! The cluster of new stress pimples that have made their appearance so every clear on my face.
Wait, what, how? How can I sell a product that helps with acne, when my face is over here playing time travel on my face, to my preteen days when puberty had its ugly hands on me? How can I tell people how wonderful my product is and how it works when my face is a disaster?
Being a business owner, a parent, a friend, a spouse etc, you tend to focus more on everything else than you do on your. The clean, crisp and neat appearance that you once possessed has now turned into a never ending disaster that you become oh so comfortable in.
But I can't be this comfy mess, I can't walk around selling skincare products when I have allowed the stress of it all wear out on my face. So I decided it was time to take care of me. Heck it is easy, I make the product, why not use it. The best advertising I can do, is self advertisement . So I decided to make a Charcoal & Clay mask that also works as a exfoliating soap.
After a few days of research trial and error, I finally came up with the perfect mix that provided me with the texture, benefits and results that I was looking for.
After the first use of the Clay mask, I noticed that my stress bumps were drying out, and whiteheads were pushing through my skin. I know this may sound gross, but it was BEAUTIFUL! To see the whitehead come out in full just sitting on top of my face, made me feel so much lighter. Once I dried my skin, I put on a biore nose and face strip to pull up what was now standing straight up and visible on my skin, and it was a glorious sight to see. When I removed the strip, it was for the first time ever, filled with black and whiteheads. My skin felt brand new.
I next used my nighttime cream, just a little and rubbed it deep into my skin. My skin was silky smooth and had a glow that I haven't had since I was pregnant. I felt young again, I felt alive and most importantly for the first time in a long time I felt beautiful.
I forgot how long it had been since I looked into the mirror and felt like Tia again. Then I remembered that was the purpose of this product line. To help others fall back in love with themselves, with their skin with their minds. We get so busy working and taking care of others, that so often we forget to take care of ourselves. I never realized that the simple act of having a face cleansing routine helped boost my self confidence and my appreciation for my youth and beauty.
This journey has only just begun, I know that there are going to be more stressful days, and sleepless nights, but I need to make sure that at the end of the day, I take time out to take care of me.
I hope that our products make you feel as good about yourselves as it made me feel today. It's ok to think about you, to take care of you, to love you and to feel amazing about YOU.
Be gently be kind and always know, the best love is self love!