I am writing this to all those out there who suffer with acne. For myself I’ve had acne since my highschool days. It is something I’ve tackled with till this present day. It is something that is frustrating. It may not seem like a big deal, but it can really affect a person emotionally in a negative way. It can put a damper on the way that you look at yourself. Inevitably, it can cause insecurity and anxiety. The more we stress about it, focus on it, and pick at our acne, the worse it gets. The only way we can get past it is to embrace it.
I believe it was the singer Lorde who said that acne gives character. I loved hearing this and found it to be so true. More recently I had a friend from work also say that once a person is beautiful they always are and acne won’t change that. People are not only beautiful on the outside but on the inside. We have emotions, personalities, and intelligence and that is a huge part of who we are as individuals. At the end of the day no one is perfect or has perfect skin. These celebrities or models we see should not reflect how we look at ourselves. Half the time they are photo shopped or loaded with makeup. In my opinion I wear more makeup now than I did before. I used to believe it was wrong to hide my acne with makeup and it did make it worse, but now I don’t wear the makeup to hide. I wear it because it gives me confidence and to heighten my beauty.
Most of the time acne gets better and scars fade and usually once we get older it gets better. Most of the time it has to do with how we take care of ourselves health wise, what we eat, and are stress levels. For some it doesn’t have anything to do with this. In addition, we all have different skin types so some of us don’t have to worry about getting pimples. There are literally millions of remedies for acne and different things work for different people. I know for me for sure it has gotten better. I still get it but not as bad.
Overall, we should never look down upon ourselves, because at the end of the day it doesn’t matter how others look at ourselves, but how we look at ourselves. We should embrace our imperfections. Half the time people don’t even notice or pay attention to it. Acne is obviously something that many people have; others have it worse than others. Mine was never super bad to begin with, but when I was going through anxiety it was pretty bad. I know for myself I just had no confidence about myself. I avoided looking at myself in the mirror. But now that I’m coping a lot better with my anxiety and no longer experiencing it as bad, my acne has gotten a lot better.
The main thing is all about confidence. People who have big personalities don’t worry about blemishes on their face. We live in a society where looks are the way we judge people. Our faces are the first thing that people see so of course we are prone to look at people a certain way. But I think now we are moving away from superficiality and focusing on personality over looks, well at least I hope we are. All in all, I think we are moving towards a time where people are becoming less judgmental. Of course people still focus on beauty and looks, which is notable but I believe that we should never bully, ridicule or judge people who have bad acne.