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The lasting effects of acne can endure

Clear skin always

Clear skin always

The teen years are a trying time for any person. Although the worries and cares of adulthood are still far into the future, the teen is not exactly a happy and relaxed person.

Not only do teenagers had to navigate the double standards and bigotry of the adult world, they often fear for their physical safety. But added to this is a competitiveness and desire to be successful that is limited by pimples otherwise affectionately known as zits.

This unsightly condition is the bane of many teenagers because of the effects it has at psychological level.  It doesn't take a lot to foster a negative self image in a teenagers and adults need to remember that suicide is a growing teenage problem. Adults must remember that most teens are somewhat insecure about their outward appearance because of various real or imaginary blemishes combined with a desire to live up to unrealistic ideals.

The fragile self image and self respect of teenagers are hard pressed to cope with the pressure exerted by the opinions of others and the comparisons with various role-models that teenagers find for themselves. In extreme cases, the negative self image turns into self hatred and the disfiguring condition is seen as a cruel instrument of self punishment for failing to rise up to some standard or other.

Teenagers live in small worlds even though the try to make out they are worldly wise. Parents, friends and the amorphous group of half-familiar school mates are the limits of their social lives. Teenagers are terribly earnest about outward appearances and criticism. They are still away from the age when human beings come to terms with themselves and are no longer much interested in what others say or think.

Hiding one’s body or face and feeling ashamed just because somebody else said that this is the thing to do is a mistake and teenagers should be helped to see this. They need to understand that with a perfect diet and lifestyle, while zits may be less prevalent, getting a few zits is a rite of passage that they must endure with good grace.

Acne can be defeated with persistence and by using the right products. However, the psychological effects of acne must also be fought, or else they may never go away. The teenagers who hate themselves for having pimples on their faces may turn into adults who hate themselves for being a little overweight or not making as much money as some co-worker.

The feeling of discomfort and shame does not always go away in time. Sometimes it just finds a new problem to act as its power source. This is the lasting effect of acne: a poor self image, a lack of confidence and a feeling of being at a disadvantage when comparing oneself to other people. These moods and mindsets can ruin anybody’s social life and often times they also get in the way of professional development.  Unfortunately, acne is not just skin deep and it can also be a symptom of Rosacea.


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