k3tchup replied to azstl25's topic in Emotional and psychological effects of acneIn the younger teen/young adult years nobody around me really showed interest in dating me. Looks matter. Then. As adults were more forgiving as we mature (hopefully people do mature) so looks and flaws mean less while things like personality, and character traits matter more like stuff not seen such as confidence which is often been said to me by various girls to be unique to each guy and highly attractive. While acne doesn't completely leave me alone one thing that has changed is my confidence which has made me lots of friends and them friends ask others and me if im single and am looking to date. I find this odd as this never happened growing up. But thinking about it these logical connections do make sense. So i will say self esteem, your attitude towards yourself, and overall confidence do matter. I've still only had relations with 1 person but numbers don't mean anything to me because its not a numbers game. Just lookin for the right one. As the above person said appearance should never be an issue as it does not define you
I wanted to say there is truth to this. I don't login much either, often i have to reset my password I never remember Though i wish i could have read this sooner or it have been available way back then. I to have done essentially less and also find it does more for me then getting all worked up about the little things that become our OCD to controlling this pain. It will consume your life if you let it that's for sure. I find products only made or created a new problem. Steps made me anal and compulsive. Worrying and doing little things only created anxiety. I get a pimple now so what i dont care. I think what has helped is not focusing on it and growing older has probably helped. Acne hit me late so it wasn't like a problem until 17-18. It peaked in my early 20's right when i started using a shit load of things to treat it. I'm nearing 26 having gave my skin a break for 2 years + after not seeing a prolonged solution. it was the best thing for me. I support the OP. Thanks for your words!