How to Tell if Acne Has Emotionally Impacted You: Overcoming the Emotional Effects of Acne
Acne is not just a skin disease
- it is often a "soul" disease as well. The psychological and social
impact of acne is a growing and serious concern that can have severe short and
long-term emotional side effects - but the good news is that these symptoms can
Acne affects adolescents at a
time when they are developing their personalities. A growing number of adults
are suffering from acne (the average age of an acne sufferer increased during
the last ten years from 20.5 to 26.5 years old). Adults with acne have a larger
probability to get chronic acne, which forces them to deal with this issue for
a long time, and address it together with all the other adult challenges he or
problems those with acne face are:
- Low self esteem and negative body image
- Social withdrawal and limiting or even terminating
relationship building and social activities
- Lowering standards and motivation in meeting
educational goals or work/career goals (fact: More people who have acne
are unemployed than people who do not have acne)
- Mood swings
- Behavioral problems
- Loss of appetite
If you have one or more of
these symptoms, you can control and defeat them - so let's work together to
overcome these obstacles!
Please note: If you
suffer with severe psychological symptoms, we recommend that you seek guidance
from your primary care physician.
Start with these 8 basic
- Acne is a skin disease, a manifestation of an imbalance
of the sebaceous glands. It can be treated and controlled. Like an ear
infection or broken ankle, it is no one's fault, it is not shameful, it
requires treatment and there are efficacious
treatments for acne. Get involved, take charge,
and search for a treatment that is right for you. Ask your friends, family
members or a person you trust to help - but get involved. DO NOT WAIT!
- Like all other health problems, acne requires time to
heal. Be patient. There are no miracle cures but there are treatments. And
many, many, many people get rid of their acne successfully.
- Acne is NOT contagious! So why should you not
participate in social activities, or excel in sports or job assignments?
Acne is only skin deep: it does NOT control you. You control you.
- Find activities you excel in, do not resign from your
goals; if you let yourself down, you should not be surprised that others
- Align yourself with positive friends and acquaintances.
In every social circle, there are individuals that are more sensitive,
more open-minded, more focused on the real value of people and
relationship. Look for them. They will be your real friends, as they look
and see beyond your pimples.
- Look for a "support group" comprised of those
who share a specific interest or passion with you. Your acne will be
invisible to them, and will become less important to you too.
- Share your emotions with others. You'll be surprised at
how many people feel inadequate because of acne, how short or tall they
are, their hair color, speech pattern or accent, where they were born etc.
(the list is endless!). Misery does not like companionship, but
companionship can help to put misery in perspective.
- Do not be afraid to camouflage your problem if it makes
you feel better. There are different ways to lower the visibility of acne
for both women
Good, light non-comedogenicconcealers or tinted moisturizers can help to reduce redness
and make pimples less visible. While you treat your acne, you
can use them. After all, people use false lashes, breast enhancing bras,
and slimming panties to feel better about themselves - so what's wrong
with a dab of a concealer?!
KEEP IN MIND, FIRST
AND FOREMOST, TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR ACNE TREATMENT.
you start to see progress, the emotional effects will start to fade away.
Please feel free to
reach out to us - we're here for you!
Best wishes for great
skin and health,
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