Hey guys! What’s up? What I want to talk about now is a little bit different. I want to talk about acne and self-love. I’m just a little bit confident because I feel like it’s a subject that I get asked about a lot and that honestly, even though I seem like I’m very confident, I still have my days and my weeks where I let my acne get the better of me. So, I think it’s really important to talk about loving yourself regardless of the clarity of your skin and not getting so obsessed and so focused on getting clear skin that it just becomes like the epitome of happiness.
Personally, I do go through this kind of stage every now and then - especially during this most recent breakout that I had. After having my skin clear for two months and thinking like “This is it! I found my solution! and then trying out the product, testing it out just to see that it didn’t work for me. It’s so frustrating, it’s just really hard. So, it’s important to remember that we are acne prone and yes, most of us are! Yes, we’re going to get pimples every now and then but this is not the end of the world. It will all go away. It will get better.
Sometimes, I found myself sitting and looking at other people and looking at their skin and just comparing the way they look to the way that I look and thinking “Why can’t I just be normal? Why can’t I just have clear skin? Why is this so hard for me?” And I find myself falling down this deep hole thinking about all of these bad thoughts when in reality, it’s not a bad thing to have acne and yes, maybe, this is a flaw of our society. We should always remember - it's gonna go away eventually.. It has to.. It can't be there forever!
Maybe you’re comparing your skin to other people. Maybe you’re self conscious about something and because of this self conscious state, you can’t help it but compare yourself to others - You’re looking at your eyebrows and you’re subconsciously talking to yourself and saying “Oh my God, I wish I have her eyebrows” or maybe you see yourself having acne and you compare yourself to someone who has really clear skin and so on.. Note to self: Everyone has their own insecurities! Everyone has their issues that are going on in their lives.
So, instead of lamenting on some things that we can’t really get away with, why not just think of something positive about it. Be grateful that this is or these are the only things that you’re dealing with and not something heavier or more problematic. If you have pimples and have been dealing with it for so long now, you can probably do research about it and figure out a way to deal with it and if you are able to find some ways on how to effectively handle it, share the good news to everyone and be an inspiration to others.You need to love yourself for who you are and not for who you want to become and everything will just follow.
To cap it all off, I just want to leave this piece of advice: Always remember to love yourself, be kind to yourself. Don’t compare yourself to others since they are not you. Always remind yourself that you are strong and nobody’s judgment really matters because what only matters is your own judgment of yourself.