Suffering with Acne Can Decrease Self Esteem
It’s no secret that acne can be absolutely detrimental to our self-esteem. When we have a breakout, it’s easy to feel like people are looking at our pimples and not at us. We might even worry that other people see us as unkempt and dirty, because we have this obvious bacteria on our faces.
Although most of us don’t like to admit it, it is human nature to care about what our peers think of us. Our society puts a great emphasis on the way we look. When we are busy worrying about how embarrassing our latest breakout is, it keeps us from pursuing new relationships or opportunities. A qualified woman suffering with acne might feel inhibited from going out for that job promotion because she thinks she looks too unprofessional. Who wants face-time with the boss when there is a giant new pimple growing on your face? A man might feel too self-conscious to finally ask his crush out on a date. Acne shouldn’t stop you from living a full life. It isn’t shallow to admit that most of us want our outside self to reflect our inside beauty.
Getting control of acne early on is important. Many people begin breaking out during adolescence. Occasionally the breakouts subside by the early 20’s but more often than not they reappear throughout the sufferer’s life. For those lucky few who experience acne burn out in their early 20’s, the damage to confidence is already done. Many people also go through their whole adolescence without acne and experience an onset later in life. Contrary to popular belief, acne is not simply a teenage problem and it does not discriminate on age
Those who do not suffer from acne may see it as trivial compared to other diseases. However it is important to be empathetic, as acne can cause social, emotional, and psychological ramifications. Acne can be overwhelming, and cause anxiety or depression. Acne is just as likely to negatively affect the lives of adults as it does teens, possibly even more so due to greater social stigmas.
We understand how detrimental acne is to self-esteem. If you’ve tried skin care regimen after regimen, or antibiotics and prescription creams, or even laser treatments with no results, it’s time to try eliminating the cause of your acne to finally get on the path to clear skin.
If you or someone you know is suffering with acne, it can be treated. Acne Specialists are especially empathetic and willing to address the emotional, social, and psychological affects that go along with acne. Take control of your acne today by identifying and eliminating the root causes. If you have more questions about how you can finally stop your confidence reducing acne, give us a call at the ABQ Skin Care & Acne Clinic (505) 369-1680.