Let’s be honest: one of the most challenging aspects of fighting acne is probably the effects it has on your self-image and self-confidence. As you try various cleansers, change your diet, and visit the doctor, how can you remain confident as you go on with life?
Battling acne can be tough, and sometimes even if you get positive results, it doesn’t happen as soon as you’d want it to. Here are some tips to stay confident and remain positive while you try to get rid of acne.
1) Be Patient
No one is willing to take this advice. But it’s the truth. Beating acne is a marathon, not a sprint. Some changes can be gradual. It’s easy to feel frustrated by the slow results, even though you know you’re following the right treatment. By staying positive throughout the entire process, it becomes easier to endure it, even on those tough days.
2) Your Worth Is Not Based on Your Skin
If you find it hard to feel confident during treatments, remember that you are so much more than just your skin’s condition! You may be a rock star at school or in the office. Maybe you’re an incredible parent. Maybe you volunteer at the local animal shelter, get shot, make mushroom risotto or recite all the words of a famous book.
Either way, when you stop for a second and think about all of the ways you rule, you’ll probably find that (A) this list is longer than you thought, and (B) it has nothing to do with your pohttps://www.healthline.com/health/beauty-skin-care/how-to-get-rid-of-large-pores#:~:text=Pores%20are%20small%20openings%20in,production%2C%20which%20causes%20oily%20skinres! You get the point.
3) Don’t Worry About What Other People Think
Who cares what Tom, Tim, or Nancy think?! It’s your life, your face, your space and not theirs! You get into your bed, and they get into theirs, never let someone’s opinion influence how you feel regarding yourself. Find loving and caring people who want the best for you. For instance, you should never feel pressured to stay in a toxic relationship with someone who makes you feel insecure.
Whether you believe it or not, people don’t care about your acne. It’s true, no one cares! Everyone has their insecurities, and most of the time, people are too focused on their insecurities to even notice yours. Think about it: do you see when someone else has acne? Probably not! That’s because we’re more interested in how the person acts and who they are than how they look.
4) Pimples Won’t Last Forever
It’s as simple as that. Escapes are temporary. Friendships, family, and mushroom risotto are forever. Keeping a cool head can help contextualize the emotional roller coaster of a pimple and develop positivity in oneself and those around you.
Escapes are no fun – not for you, not for your dad, and not for Beyoncé. It’s true: Even Beyoncé had a pimple or two. Next time you get a spot, don’t lose it. Put your pimples in perspective and remember that we’re here for you and that no matter what your skin looks like, you’re still a strong person.
Everyone looks good when they smile! An authentic smile goes a long way in creating a positive response from others and building your self-confidence. If you wear a big, happy smile, people don’t see a face covered in pimples – they see someone excited about life, kind and open, and fun to be around. Smile and let people see you for real!
Follow these tips and you’ll combat acne successfully. If you have any other tips that you’d like to share with us, please do so in the comments below!