Acne results in low self-esteem and demoralized living. In fact, the effect of ugly blotchy marks and oozing pimples is such that some people often feel dreaded to step out of their house.
Acne appears for the very first time during teens – one of the best times in life. During teens a person is at his best in every ways, except the appearance, which is so very important. Also this is the age when one is influenced by everything and everyone surrounding them. The thoughts, the opinions and everything else that ‘friends’ express is so very important then. You have also been through this I suppose as we all have.
Physical perfection has a great emphasis on our society. A slim body, a perfect skin and a glowing complexion are the 3 common agendas. This is always reflected in the way we treat ourselves, think about the person we are and the way we rate ourselves, even though subconsciously.
Developing acne at that stage in life can be a major setback for the confidence of a teen. It makes a person more preoccupied with the thoughts of acne, the shortcomings, the imperfections and the fact that he looks ugly with those blemishes. This builds up a feeling of shame, guilt and low self-esteem that compels the teen to withdraw himself from the world outside. He ends up hating to meet new friends and more so if the new entry is an opposite sex.
Acne is common in boys and girls alike. While some boys don’t really bother about it, girls simply cannot help but think about their acne all the time. In fact, some teens start behaving awkwardly, which makes their discomfort more evident in front of others. And, if by any chance any of the friends pass a remark, it would just act as fuel on fire.
Teens having acne have often shown certain characteristics of low self-esteem, such as:
Excessively concerned about their image
Withdrawing themselves from gatherings and parties
Blaming themselves for no reason at all
Mental and emotional confusion
Failing to take responsibilities
So, is there anything that can be done about the low self-esteem?
Well, yes! You just need to change the whole idea that you are looking ugly and you are a mismatch. That’s the first step. Acne is a skin problem that happens to most teens and to adults as well. So, what you need to do is seek some help from your friends and family.