I have been insecure about my entire body for as long as I can remember, and I am finally beginning the long road to loving myself. The top left picture is me in November of 2012, my acne was getting worse and nothing was working. That was the day that I began my treatment plan for my acne. The picture beside it was in December of 2012, getting better; still not great. The bottom picture is today (June 25th, 2013) I have made huge strides in loving myself again because my acne was able to clear up.
It was stopping me from living my life. Now, you might think that’s silly, but when you are self conscious about the fact that the first thing you think people see is the acne and scars; it is difficult to see the good things people could see first.
Firstly, I want ANYBODY with any kind of acne to know is that, it is not solely your fault. Sometimes you cannot control it, it can be hormonal, bacteria causing infection (Which is what all acne is, essentially), or just bad genes. Before you jump to going on accutane(Which is incredibly harsh) try antibiotics first, it will be much easier on your system and can do almost the same thing. I would also recommend looking into any possible allergies that you may have; milk is a big contributor to some acne.
Secondly, believe that you are beautiful. Acne does not make you any less attractive in any way, shape and/or form. It took me a very long time to believe in my beauty, despite a loving group of family and friends who tell me everyday that I am beautiful. Surround yourself with people who will raise you up and make you feel like you like the perfect, beautiful, amazing and totally worth it person that you are.
This is not only for women, I know how much men can be affected by acne just in the same way. I promise you, you are handsome and if somebody can’t see that, then they’re not the person for you. You may feel silly talking to your doctor about acne, but they are so understanding and want you to get better. It is nothing to be ashamed of.
If anybody has any questions AT ALL please ask me!
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