You stay humble
It’s just to hard to become over confident and arrogant when you are aware of your blemishes, scars and acne.
It forces us to put our energy into what we are good at and develop skills without the distraction of becoming narcissistic and vain.
Once we achieve our skin goals, we will always remember how far we’ve come and become more relatable to other peoples problems.
You’re never alone
Acne may hurt your self-esteem and make you feel alone, but your not. Even if you are lonely, you are not alone with your problem.
There are many people just like you looking for a solution to the same problem. Asking the same questions in forums, visiting dermatologists, buying product after product. You have a common problem you share with millions.
You don’t know them, they may not be your friend, but they are people who completely understand what you’re going through.
Recognizing small victories
People today are competitive and impatient. They want to be the best at everything, smarter than others, and they want to move rapidly to the top of their class or careers.
Regardless of if this is realistic, it’s human nature. When you experience something that hurts your pride, or confidence, it makes you take another look at yourself. You begin to dive deeply into your soul searching for inspiration, self-worth, an love.
Once you have experienced this, you are able to appreciate the smaller things in life, take the people in your life for granted less (we all do it), and feel really good when we move the needle even an inch. It’s progress, and for people who rise to the top quickly, and are self-entitled they tend to miss out on these simple moments in life.
Life is too short to only have room for grand entrances or 15 minutes of fame.
More forgiving, less judgmental
If we all really take the time to look at ourselves, we will find flaw after flaw. We are not perfect, and we are not engineered to be. If we were, we would never have illnesses, all be super healthy, and never have something like acne.
When you are aware of this, it becomes easier to stop judging a book by its cover and try to understand someone on more than just a superficial level.
People with acne struggle with feeling judged. I know when people are staring at the blemishes on your face (they don’t always mean too), but you can see them do it. Once you take notice, it makes you insecure, and all you can think about is what they are thinking about your appearance.
Use this feeling you have to change how you view people. Don’t assume you know who they are, what they are about, and if they are a good or bad person. Give them a chance.
Acne should not consume you and take over your life
I’ve spoken to many people who have become so obsessed with clearing their acne, they cannot focus on anything else. It impacts their life in the most unhealthy way.
We live in a superficial world, most people are trying to be something they are not, trying to fit into a crowd they don’t like and share no commonality with. And, I really don’t know why. Life really is too short for this shit too. In my opinion, even if they are not wearing make up to hide anything, they are still not true to themselves either.
People suffering with acne wear make up to hide their acne, not to hide who they truly are (even if they are trying). They are always aware of who they are and what they are going through even underneath all the make up.
So while you may be experiencing something that is painful, visible, and frustrating, know that you will get through it, you’re not alone, and there is hope.
We are here to help you.
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