Acne is not you and you are not your acne. Without sounding overly philosophical, what we mean is simply this: you are so much more than the spots on your chin or the blemishes on your nose. Admittedly, it can be hard to see it that way sometimes. Acne can seem overwhelming, and take up a lot of mind space as we fret about those inflamed red bumps preventing us from looking our best. In some severe cases, acne has even led to depression, anxiety and severe self-esteem issues. But perhaps we could see things from a different perspective? Here are 5 encouraging things to remember if you have red spots on your skin.
It’s not the first thing people notice about you
You might look in the mirror and focus solely on your acne, but most people don’t really pay detailed attention to the other person’s skin. It’s the overall impression that counts. As human beings, we are conditioned to form opinions of others based on the complete package. So if you think someone is staring at your skin or all they are observing about you is your acne, you might be pleasantly surprised to learn that this is mostly untrue.
There’s strength in numbers
You’ll be surprised at the number of people who regularly discuss, question and look for information on acne online. At any given point, there are literally millions of acne sufferers just like you, who are looking to connect with people who have similar skin problems, to learn more about relevant products, treatments and other ways to live with and manage their acne. Do consider joining online support groups, or connecting with people on skincare forums who are not shy about discussing issues similar to yours. As you open up about your skincare fears, you’ll find your confidence building, knowing you are not alone. Feel good about the fact that there are millions of people at any given point on earth, who also have acne-prone skin.
Skincare to the rescue
You are probably already aware of the importance of a good skincare routine for someone with acne-prone skin. Products that use specific ingredients to target blemishes and spots are of course important. There are some excellent mild skincare brands that gently but effectively cleanse and tone the skin and draw out impurities, including creams to hydrate the skin in a balanced way, leaving you with calmed and soothed skin, well on it`s way to recovering its original radiance.
There’s light at the end of the tunnel
Makeup could be an excellent option for people with acne-prone skin. While looking for makeup to help conceal present or past breakouts, we recommend you try to resist the urge to cover the entire face with full-coverage foundation. Most will find the combination of a medium coverage foundation and strategically applied full-coverage concealer adds the extra help where you need it most, while giving you a much more natural-looking result.
Stick or cream foundations and concealers however end up clogging the pores which could lead to further breakouts, so liquid formulas would probably be a better option.
So there you have it, five wonderful reasons why you shouldn’t let red spots on your skin, colour the way you see the world or yourself for that matter. There are some great solutions available to alleviate the symptoms of spots and make them less noticeable. We wish you good luck in your journey towards great looking skin.
This article is intended as general information only. You should seek advice from a professional before starting a new regime or course of conduct.