by: Acacia Klaasen
Having acne, scars or even skin problems can lead to insecurities and the feeling of wanting to hide under a blanket. Whether that’s a real blanket or makeup. The main thing when struggling with acne is to be confident. Confidence is key, so here are a few steps you can take to gain that confidence needed.
One thing to feeling confident, is feeling great. Feeling happy. Learn what makes you happy. Whether it’s keeping active and playing sports or even sleeping. Being happy is great feeling, when you are happy, you can be more yourself and have fun!!
Take care and pamper yourself
Have a bath, paint your nails, go for a massage, do a face mask, get sleep, etc. It’s great to care for others, but you also need to set time aside for yourself. Make a day for yourself. Sometimes feeling confident means cleaning yourself up.
Wear something that makes you feel comfortable. Feeling comfortable is the most important thing. Pretending to be something you’re not will not help boost your confidence. If you feel your best when wearing a baggy shirt and sweatpants, do that. If you feel best wearing tight jeans and a shirt, do that. Wear something that expresses YOU.
Listen to Music
Listening to music helps to make you feel carefree. Feeling carefree is also important when boosting confidence. Not caring what others think of you and who is looking at you and who is talking about you, etc.
Delete ALL negativity
Negativity that surrounds you can make you feel stressed out and it can also bring your confidence down. Surround yourself with positivity and you’ll notice a major difference. This is a most definite confidence booster.
Do what you want
The final tip for gaining confidence in your skin is to do what pleases you and what you desire. If you want to do something, do it. If you want to wear makeup, do it. If you don’t, then don’t. It’s your life and your choice.
Embrace what you have
Whether you have clear skin or acne-prone skin, embrace it. If you have stubborn acne, there is not much you can do to change that. Acceptance is key. Acne can cause you stress; feeling like everyone is staring at you, talking about you/your acne, etc. Just accept it. You can only do so much and for the rest, you just have to let your body naturally fight it. Smile and be happy. Who cares about who is looking at you or talking about you. Whether you have acne or not, that will always happen.
Hopefully these simple steps will help you to boost your confidence