I know first hand what it’s like to have little to no self confidence while having acne. The feeling that no matter where you go whether its strangers or family or friends, that everyone is staring at you or judging you and making you feel worthless and pitied. f there's any way to make you feel worthless and gross and like everyone is staring at you in disgust it's acne. I remember never wanting to cut my hair in fear of that it won't shield me from my acne.
If I were to go out without makeup I had to have big sunglasses on and a shield of hair to at least hide some of it, and that’s not a way that you should live. It took years of me being scared and feeling too ashamed to show my face.
Until one day I was talking to a really close friend of mine and finally opened up and she told me that I was being ridiculous and that so many people have it worse, and that kind of opened me up to realizing that although sure I may have it tough in the skin department but so many more people have it so much worse, and that’s what kind of made me realize that I need to stop worrying so much about what people think and focus on living a happy positive life because, well stress lead to more acne and no way I was being dragged into the vicious cycle anymore of getting acne, feeling stressed about acne, and then in return getting even MORE acne.
I decided that maybe, just maybe if I could stop spending all my time thinking about acne, and thinking about the way I looked and more importantly thinking about the way that others looked at me, that maybe I could finally feel happy and confident in myself, and It’s hard to be happy when you feel like you have the weight of the entire world on your shoulders but the more positive you are the more you let yourself forget about your acne and be happy and smile and laugh, the more that you'll realize that your life is so much more than the imperfections on your body.
So smile and laugh, and keep that stress away and you will live the happy, laughter filled life that everyone should be able to experience.