It’s time to take our lives back people! How many years have we wasted being held back from our acne? How much money have we spent on products, devices, creams, spa services? How many side effects have we endured in an attempt to reduce acne? It’s time to end the pain and suffering by saying no to your acne and to stop letting it take over your life! We can be beautiful with acne. We can be successful with acne. We can even find love with acne. We can be confident, smart, strong - you name it! It is all in our heads and it is all psychological. What we need to do is re-program our minds to accept and move on.
The truth is the more we dwell over something, the more it seems like a bigger problem than it should be. What we don’t realize is that it is less noticeable to others than we believe. A wise person once told me that the longer and closer we look in the mirror, the more imperfections we will find that aren’t even there. It is easy to feel helpless, and desperate, I’ve been there time and time again.
What no one ever tells you is maybe you should stop looking at the mirrors. Stop looking at the magazines of what “perfect” skin should be. If you must compare, then look around. We are all humans with flaws, that’s what makes us different and unique. But if you take the time to really, and I mean really look around, you’ll see that you are not the only one with flawed skin. I’m not saying to take comfort in other people’s downfalls but knowing you’re not alone sometimes can give you a bit of ease.
Stressing about your acne won’t help your acne, though. Stress can be a trigger for acne, so we could, in fact, be making ourselves worse. This is what I propose. Stop looking in the mirror and act like you have perfect skin. If it’s not, who cares! You can still be beautiful with acne and don’t let anyone else tell you otherwise. Most people will see beyond your acne, and for those who don’t, that’s probably not the type of people you should have in your life anyways.
This is almost like reverse psychology for yourself. Maybe if we would just stop paying so much attention to it, we’d realize how much it's taking over our lives and that it doesn’t have to cause it’s really not that bad, not to mention, it isn’t life threatening.
We can take back our lives and live in harmony with our acne. Then and only then… hey, who knows, it might actually go away!