LYS Journal

WHY JOURNAL?

If you are tired of saying no to life on account of your acne, this journal can help you let go of your anxiety and take back control.

After struggling with acne for thirteen years before understanding the nature of my breakouts; I know how debilitating it can be. Believing the best way to achieve long-lasting results is to target the root of the problem, I created this journal to guide you on your own journey to discover, heal and love your skin.

The LYS journal has been designed to inspire and guide you through the next three-hundred and sixty-five days. Use the beautifully illustrated writing and colouring pages to help free your mind of negative thoughts and enjoy some much needed digital downtime.

WHAT’S INSIDE?

  • EXAMPLE PAGES
  • 365 DAY ENTRY PAGES
  • WEEKLY INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES
  • MONTHLY FOCUS & PROGRESS REVIEW
  • COLOURING PAGES

WHAT SHOULD I WRITE?

There are so many possible causes of acne which is why doctors and dermatologists have such a hard time identifying them. Not only that, with such short consultation times, it’s impossible to give a detailed account of all the things in your life that could be causing your breakouts.

In the LYS journal you will make guided bullet point lists of daily factors that could have affected your skin. You’ll be recording how many hours you sleep, what skincare and makeup you use, what supplements you take, what you eat and drink, the day of your monthly cycle and how you feel about your skin.

HOW WILL I KNOW WHAT IS CAUSING MY BREAKOUTS?

With every new month you will be setting yourself one area to focus on. I call it your LYS Declaration and it could be something as simple as a goal to drink more water. If after a month you notice an improvement psychologically or physically; you know to continue implementing that change going forward. These declarations are a way for you measure positive changes. Have you ever said, “I’ve tried everything and nothing works.”? I have! But if you are anything like me, you were probably chaotically trying a million things at once. And that’s just confusing for everyone, including your skin. But don’t get me wrong… one change alone probably isn’t going to clear your skin. It will take implementing a number of changes to start seeing results.

Taking monthly progress pictures will allow you to compare the difference between your skin at the start and end of each month. It’s also worth noting the location of your breakouts or type of spot as this may change as you progress.

At the end of each month you will write a progress review. Don’t worry – it’s not as scary as it sounds! You will be asked to answer a few questions about your skin. In order to answer these questions you will need to look through your diary entries from the previous month… it’s here that you might recognize a pattern.

FUNDRAISING FOR MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS

For some, living with acne can result in more than just physical scars. A side-effect often overlooked is the lasting damage it can have on our mental health. To raise awareness of the psychological effects of acne, I will be donating £1 from each journal sold to MIND mental health charity. If you would like to donate or view the amount of funds raised by the LYS journal click here.

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