Ever since I started dating my first love/childhood crush, my acne became recognizable to myself, and before hand I always had it, I just didn't care. But then I tried messing with it, even though it was really minor and it just became so much worse.
Anyways, I use to go out during high school with my best friends. We use to pass this hookah lounge, and then I would always see these 14-17 year old high schoolers, whom we knew.
There were girls, and we know how 14-17 year old girls can be immature and shallow, but then there was this guy.. Kinda short, a bit stubby, he was a pizza face.. Had acne all over, like red bumps.. But, hell..
That dude made me wonder. He had tons of girls around him, kissing him, flirting with him, and he wasn't even that good looking. It made me wonder, does your personality/behavior really make that much of a difference rather than your appearance with acne?
And till now, I started believing it does. If that happens, then it has to be. I'm stopping to care about my acne. I'm not saying I'm going to go all out fast food etc, but I'm going to continue my life normally, bodybuild, do my facial wash, exfoliate and moisturizer (I dont use any ACNE treatment), but I'm going to stop stressing.
The thing is, all of our acne started really small. And we pay attention to it, and we STRESS. Stress is known to cause acne, it releases Cortisol, which influxes your acne. STOP STRESSING! See what wonders it does. In reality no gives a crap about your acne. I cried cause of it, I didn't go out for a year straight aside from school, with my head held low. I envisioned myself as being liked by everyone, so having acne was a no no. But in reality.. No one is liked by EVERYONE. No one is perfect, so I'll stop caring and acting like I need to be perfect facially and clear of blemishes to live my life. Stop stressing, and watch what happens. and I recommend you all eat cleanly and drink 1-2 GALLONS of water a DAY. If your urine ain't transparent, you're doing it wrong. Back in the 1900s, people use to drink 3-4 GALLONS. Never heard of acne back then as much as you do now, do ya? People didn't have tech etc to distance themselves from everyday activities and high water consumption. The body can consume 3-4 GALLONS of a water a day. And we consume on average half a gallon....
Acne ain't ruining your life, trust me.