It's not "Utter bullshit".Unfortunately it is true.Your face is the first impression people get about you.It definitely changes as you get to know them.But still it's the first impression.And sadly it's mostly negative.For eg. In times when i have hideous acne.My complexion becomes redder/darker and somehow my eyes look sunken.Class mates have told me that initially they used to think i was a marijuana addict,and so i looked scary.This was told to me by a girl whom i fancied in the first semester.
This is completely utter bullshit.
I really never understood certain people with acne. You do have a disease, but it's not one of the worse diseases out there. It can't kill you. You don't have to have a leg or an arm amputated because of it. You actually learn how some people are. You can know if a person is really worth your time or not based around their quick judgement of you. I don't understand how you can whine and moan about people doing this or saying this and giving those people the attention that they desire. Those people who don't give you a chance because of your skin are ridiculous and you should be happy that they won't because then you won't be wasting your time with a pathetic, superficial, dime in a dozen person like themselves. Kind of a good thing.
Looks matter more than you think. "women are generally more likely to say that looks do not matter (Lippa, 2007), despite empirical evidence suggesting that look do matter (Feingold, 1990; Sprecher, 1989; Woll, 1986)." You are unaware of how much of an impact skin has on the way you perceive people. Acne and scarring can negatively change the way people perceive you in so many ways. You might believe you don't have any chemistry with a guy that has severe acne and scarring, but if that same guy had healthy skin when you met him, you might fall madly in love with him. You might even say" I didn't have any chemistry with him, it's not because of his acne. I don't judge people because of their skin".
People perceive acne sufferers negatively. A survey shows this is true.
"The clear-skinned teens were most often perceived as happy, confident, and intelligent. The pictures of the SAME teens, with acne, were labeled "shy," "nerdy," and "lonely." Teens with acne were also thought of as more likely to be bullied and less likely to date".
Isn't this heart-breaking? Don't give me that "Such vain people who judge you by your acne should be ignored by you" cliched crap. The bitter truth remains unchanged.Acne is bad,it makes you look worse.And do you know what is the worst thing? People judge you inevitably because of your acne.
It's all dark....
Let me tell you this. I went to an all girl's high school, and trust me girls can be some of the most heartless, cold beings I've ever come across. There were these chicks with acne. Mind you, I had terrible acne in high school, but there were these girls one had even worse acne than me and the other had just as bad as mine, and guess what? These chicks were the most well known and popular girls in the school. They had a new boyfriend like every month (and these guys were good looking!) And they were liked by everyone. Always outgoing and everything!
Same with some guys I knew at the brother school. Terrible acne. But had girls all over them! Lol, I think it depends on the person.
Each situation is different! A person can be very popular, attractive and have acne. That is part of the reason all girl schools are a good idea. That is why some schools have uniforms. It makes people feel equal.
Did you know girls find guys, that are surrounded by attractive girls, much more attractive. If your trapped on an island with a bunch of girls and two guys, you will likely become attracted to those guys even if they have acne. Not everyone is a desperate teenager at an all boy school. Those girls might not have been as popular at another school. Those guys might not have been as popular with girls that aren't separated from males. Those guys were good looking to you, someone at an all girl school, not to everyone.
It also depends on the degree of acne. 15 random pimples on otherwise healthy glowing skin isn't going to make an attractive girl ugly. Did people get grossed out by the severity of their acne or were they still physically attractive up close? How badly scarred is your face from your terrible acne? How many years did you have what you call severe acne?
Were they able to squeeze a line of sebum out of every pore around the middle of your greasy face? Did there pimples grow huge and explode during class?
Imagine a person you would date, asking you out. Now imagine that person with a severe skin disease that, grossed out people, and also made their face appear less symmetrical, almost to the point where you wouldn't recognize them. Would you say yes if they behaved in the exact same way when asking you out? Or does it not depend entirely on the person?