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The only way out of the fog was to spend time in the closet beauty magazine where I was in training, organizing all the products and trying everything I could take home.
I took the bright white mask Boscia Sake ($ 38, sephora.com) on a whim in the way he grabbed on my skin, hardened slightly in a finish brilliant that made me feel as if I had a shell to protect myself, one that would make me feel better after I removed it.
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Peeling was perversely liberating too: This was the only time my skin neurosis, called dermatillomania, worked in my favor, because the mask is destined to be taken off, unlike all the others that I had tried before. The ritual of peeling it made me navigate my body in a way that gave me the impression of repairing myself. I sat down and thought how badly I felt and peeled this mask as if it was a beauty exorcism. Every skin tore out the insecurity of my pores, and at the end of my constant use of the mask for a few months, I had the impression of having escaped from the network of nodes in which my relationship had me trapped.
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This mask was not a miracle that solved my problems, but it I've helped to understand the connection between my brain and my body. , how I need to take care of both instead of pretending that I was not hurt by my situation. Whenever I used it was a reminder of my responsibility to myself.
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Knowing that the mask had restorative properties for the skin that I could actually see I reminded you that the body regenerates after a trauma, you give it time and help it. Your cells have a renewal rate, remember-parts of you live and die and are constantly reborn. The mask made me feel that I could speed up the process and become someone capable of finding a way out of a bad situation. I've finally done it. I always use the mask when I need to come out of a shell.
This article was published in the January / February 2018 issue of Women's Health. For great advice, get a copy of the newsstand number now!