Does Acne affect your self-esteem?17/10/2014
Anyone who suffers or suffered in the passed with acne will know only too well that the common skincare problem affects more than just our skin. It can in fact affect your entire life. Those who are lucky enough to have escaped the common skincare problem sometimes don’t fully understand or appreciate how acne influences our self-esteem, self-confidence, and our general outlook on life. Even mild breakouts can negatively impact how we feel about ourselves and our body image.
Dealing with Acne
Acne is often thought to be a trivial problem, especially when compared to other diseases. However, acne can in fact affect us socially, psychologically and emotionally. Some sufferers’ self-esteem is so affected that they completely avoid social situations. Often girls tend to cover their forehead with a fringe, or wear heavy make up, even though this can cause further irritation. This is the power acne can wield over our self-esteem.
We also tend to associate acne with young people and teenagers, but adult acne is also a common problem today and affects many adults’ self-esteem. If you are above the age of 25 and still suffering from acne, you are not alone! One in five between the ages of 25 and 40 are in the same boat. Teenagers are told they will grow out of it and some adults don’t experience acne until their later years. However, there is no doubt that acne can affect all ages.
Take Action and boost your self-esteem!
As you may know only too well, acne can appear in many different areas of the body. One customer of VOYA’s who’s self-esteem was affected by acne, reported that using natural shampoo in his hair helped to improve the appearance of his back acne as the natural formula, which contains seaweed, ran down his back while rinsing it out. Studies have shown that the fatty acids in seaweed, along with its essential oils and minerals, can work wonders on acne-prone skin.
Every skin type is different, so unfortunately there is no one-size-fits-all approach to improve the appearance of acne or to boost your self-esteem. However, talking to other acne-sufferers, to your GP or a dermatologist should help you to find a solution that suits you and your skin. Talking about it should also help bring out a more positive attitude and ease any anxiety you may be having.
Acne is caused primarily by hormones. While there’s little we can do with products to control our hormones, you can focus on your skin care routine an minimize the risks of your pores getting blocked or infected.
If acne is interfering with your life, take action now! Tell your GP, dermatologist or skincare provider all your concerns, so that they take your acne seriously and get to work straight away on tackling the problem.
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