If you think you would like to be free of acne, then I suggest you take these 5 steps too.
Step 1. Decide that you’re unhappy with your acne and that you want it gone for good
Although self-acceptance is a wonderful thing, it doesn’t inspire change. Accepting that we have to live with something can make us feel submissive and powerless. Yes, you’re beautiful the way you are, and confidence and happiness should come from within, but that doesn’t mean you should have to live with an uncomfortable and demoralising skin condition.
The biggest step you will make when embarking on the road to clear and healthy skin is to decide that you’re ready to do whatever it takes to improve it.
You only get one life, live it as the best version of you.
Step 2. Do some self-reflection
The ugly truth about acne is that it can have a significant impact on your mental health.
Researchers have conducted numerous studies that show acne is linked to depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, poor self-image, and a decreased quality of life. In fact, stress is an acne trigger, so the more you worry about your acne, the worse it gets. It’s a vicious cycle.
It’s essential to assess how your acne is affecting you on the inside. Is your confidence lacking? Do you avoid certain social situations? Do you ever look in the mirror and think, great, another day, another angry-looking spot?
Whether you’re 13 or 35, if acne is impacting your mood, don’t feel like you have to put on a brave face and deal with it. You don’t!
Step 3. Stop believing clear and healthy skin is not possible
Maybe you’ve tried every home remedy, treatment, and skin-care regime under the sun, and you’re sat there, reading this thinking, it just. Won’t. Go. Away.
Firstly, I admire your determination and persistence, but don’t give up hope now. I see people overcome their acne every single day. I managed to!
We understand acne so much better now. Believe me, you haven’t tried everything.