I should start this post with a mild disclaimer regarding the title – as much as I believe being confident with acne is incredibly important, it is still something I am struggling with. I cannot claim will utmost honesty that I am entirely confident with my acne, however it is something I work on daily and I am hoping that this post can be of aid to any other individual who struggles with acne.
Now that I’ve said that, I do believe that being confident about yourself with acne is a crucial component of self-love and self-acceptance. I have been struggling with acne for quite some time now, and I have composed numerous posts addressing acne tips and tricks, products I have found useful, and even makeup that best covers blemishes. I am always looking for things that will abolish my acne for good, however until that actually happens I want to stress the importance of attempting to be confident with acne.
Acne and my skin are definitely some of my biggest insecurities, and being confident with a face full of blemishes is not easy. I often feel as though when I converse with people the first thing they notice is my acne, and while I do not know if this is true or not, it can be extremely discouraging and can certainly be detrimental to my self-confidence. I refuse to leave my house without makeup on, and allowing persons to see my skin without makeup is not something I take lightly.
I recently started taking an oral antibiotic for my skin, and while my acne did clear up significantly within the first couple of weeks of taking it, I am finding that I am breaking out once again. Not terribly, but not mildly either. I have struggled with cystic acne before, and it seems that cystic pimples are what have been developing on the lower half of my face. Blemishes that occur around the mouth and the chin tend to be a result of a hormone imbalance, so I am not entirely sure what is happening in my body but it is really frustrating to see your blemishes clear only to have them return a couple of weeks later.
When I am feeling really down about my skin, I tend to go on YouTube and watch videos of other people who, like me, struggle with acne. It is really comforting to know that there are many other individuals in the world who are dealing with the same insecurities I am, and seeing first-hand that I am not alone in this makes dealing with my poor skin a bit more bearable.
Acne truly and honestly sucks, but it does not define who you are as a person. Take it day by day, and keep trying to be confident and continue loving yourself.