I went to a party last night for my dad's birthday - so a lot of people there I didn't know / haven't seen in years and their kids who are around my age. I hate situations like that because I feel like I'm being compared to the other people, particularly girls there, who are my age or near it. And of course my skin broke out yesterday morning - so I was worried about my skin.
It wasn't so bad until I was about to leave. I was wearing a sleeveless top and I knew I had two small spots on my shoulder, but decided I wasn't going to worry about it and wear it anyway. But then my mum comments about it saying I should cover my back... and the way she said it! Put me into a depressed, self-conscious mood instantly. I felt like saying - 'so I should cover my face with a paper bag then too right!?' - because my face not only has a couple of active spots, but also a tonne of PIH marks that are very visable even through makeup in different lights. I went and changed what I was wearing after that.
Took me a while to snap out of that feeling. But thankfully no one said anything about my skin during the night and I was able to relax a bit and have a good time. Sort of glad it's over now though...
Hope you're all doing well
That sucks...I hate social situations like this one too. Sometimes our parents, esp. mothers, can be our worst critic, so you shouldn't worry about it too much. If anything, it should make you more determined to clear your skin I'm glad noone else made you feel bad at the party. Most of the time, people are so self-centered that they don't even notice unless we point out our flaws to them.