Jump to content
Acne.org
Search In
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

Which do you consider to be the most important? having good skin or a good body shape,size,figure whatever you want to call it. Almost everyone i know suffers from a problem with one of the two. In females especially, it seems to me that you either have bad skin whether it be acne,exzema,moles OR you are in a constant struggle with your weight and are striving to fit into a smaller sized dress.

Ive always considered myself to have an alright body. size 8,petite and from all the sports i played growing up,a flat stomach. obviously others will consider that far from perfect,curves are essential in a woman after all :) but im happy enough with those areas of my body,theyl do :lol:

I take far better care of my skin than my figure. But i suppose thats because my skin is where i have problems. thankfully nice trim figures run in my family, then again so does acne :evil:

So which is more important? Should i actaully start to give a stuff about my figure as i never have before

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am size 4 and thankfully never had to worry about putting on weight. I used to have a roomate who probably ate half of what I ate but still couldn't bring down her weight. I think your body size can be somewhat hereditary just like acne. Just like people with acne have to take a lot of effort to maintain a clear skin, same way it is for people who are overweight due to heredity...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I know how it is to struggle with weight and acne also, because I have experienced both. If I had to choose between having acne and a nice body, or clear skin and being out of shape, I would choose the nice body. Being in shape and looking good in a two-piece bathing suit is great! What fun is it if you have clear skin but have to keep your body covered and struggle with your weight, clothing, body-image, etc... I'm pretty clear now, but I do get the occasional spot, but I would never trade my nice body in for clear skin...never!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good face. So many celebrities I see like Ashton Kutcher have frail looking bodies but because they have a "good face" it excuses it. Unfortunately i'm in the later, bad face good body, but I work my ass off to achieve it unlike Ashton who only needs to contribute poor acting skills to achieve fame.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They are both equally important.

If you have the body of a greek god or a body like megan fox, people are gona drool over it but if you have acne it will take away from your overall look.

If your a fat shlub nobody cares that you have clear skin.

Fit and healthy is the best look. For a man like me, lean and muscular, for a female, curvy but tight.

ad in clear skin and a good personality and your set!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Right now, I have my skin under control and am moving on to working on my body. But I think having good skin is more important than a good body. :confused:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
They are both equally important.

If you have the body of a greek god or a body like megan fox, people are gona drool over it but if you have acne it will take away from your overall look.

If your a fat shlub nobody cares that you have clear skin.

Fit and healthy is the best look. For a man like me, lean and muscular, for a female, curvy but tight.

ad in clear skin and a good personality and your set!

Yep.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For me, I'd definitely rather have nice skin. I guess I feel that way because I can work out and diet and loose weight; I have control over that. But really no matter what I do, my skin alwwaysss looks the same. No matter how many medications and treatments I use, it's like there is little/no improvement. It makes me crazy!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've always been very slender, and I generally like my figure. I see so-called "curvy" girls who have much less shape (bigger does not always equal "curvy") and so I don't worry about being "too thin". I'm lithe and feminine, and that's ideal for me.

My skin on the other hand...ugh...that's the battle. I think I'd rather have a good body though. My face isn't totally ruined by acne, and mine is manageable and can be covered by makeup. I think it takes even more self-control and effort to stay in shape. Maybe the results are more guaranteed, but there's still only so much control you have over body shape. You can control your size, but your body deposits fat based on genetics & things like height are uncontrollable. So for some women, that means you will never be curvy in the "right" places, or your legs may always be short or whatever. So, IMO, having a naturally nice figure is better than amazing skin, because skin can be made to look nearly "perfect" even if it takes a lot of effort.

Perfect skin is a beautiful dream though! My skin is sensitive all over and gets irritated easily from hair removal or the wrong kind of soap. I see people with smooth, even skin all over that can use pretty smelling lotions, and I'm envious. If they are chubby and have an ugly face, I take comfort in that though :badgrin:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good face. You see male models who are 130 lbs like Dolce and Gabanna ones specifically and then you see the 200 lbs. huge guys like Ralph Lauren ones.

Good face gets you much farther than a 6 pack. But you should just work on both. ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i have a thin body and oddly big hip structure. i honestly would rather have bad skin than bad body.

i'm 120 but with changing my diet for acne purposes i can't imagine doing it to lose like 40 pounds and then having to deal with weight issues all my life.

in the end you have to work with what you were born with and accept it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good skin/face has a higher ranking than physique. I have a better physique than alot of pretty boys out there, real life or models but they get the attention cause they're good-looking, unblemished.

I've also thought about it, would I trade my current physique for one that's not so ideal and in return get an unblemished complexion? I don't know how to answer that cause I can't change the scarring and redness nor can i guarantee that another pimple will come back after Accutane, or that if it'll work at all for me but I've worked hard to attain this physique and taking care of your body shows alot about your personality. I'm assuming here, for the sake of argument that if you're fat, you're gonna be fat for a long time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good body everytime. I'd be way more self conscious and not socialise as much if I wasn't confident in my body. Plus I would never get nekkid :( Sometimes I can feel really confident about myself in my clothes despite my skin and have fun and be myself, but the other way round.. I don't think I'd be happy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've heard it said that acne is more common among thin or slender people than it is for overweight people. Anyone else here of this or know if it is true?

To answer the Q, I guess at this point I'd trade my fit body for clear skin. I think it would be easier to work my way back to being fit than to clear my skin.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good face! (More specifically, good skin.)

The standard of beauty for a good body is quite subjective. Some prefer petite, others prefer curvy. Heck, there are people who go for the whole "big and beautiful" thing! There's always flexibility in this area.

Skin though, there's pretty much only one standard. NO ONE like acne or imperfections.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest kiwikali

well right now i hopefully won't have to make that choice, because my skin's clear. and i've been dancing 7 hours a day and working out. but i was never overweight to begin with. but if i HAD to choose i'd choose body, because it's really unhealthy and can cause so many health problems to be overweight.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When we say our face are we talking about just acne or the whole face like bone structure, lips, eyes, etc?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
When we say our face are we talking about just acne or the whole face like bone structure, lips, eyes, etc?

Dunno but the queation was about good SKIN and good BODY, so it contains more than just the face and and that are you fat or not (to answer for you, yes, they must be counted^^)

For me, good body. Much more healthier :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good body. I have foune guys with a bit of acne attractive and on the same level as those without a single pimple. But a nice body...that shows that you really care about yourself and that you can do fun physical fitness things with me!

I have always been skinny, and a size 1 or whatever. I work out because I find it fun, but I also find it incredibly frustrating that my problem can't be fixed by working out. I understand that losing weight isn't easy for some, but if you work hard enough, you can get in shape. Sheer effort won't cure your acne, but it might help conceal it.

So both ideally...but being flabby and chunky isn't attractive, and a few pimples aren't that bad!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think overall a good body is more important. Overall health is the first step to overcoming any disease or undesired symptom. Acne cannot thrive in an ideal environment. So if you truly improve your body overall, your skin will definitely have some improvement because you are making the environment a little more ideal.

You have direct control over your body weight, and gaining/losing muscle. However, you do not directly have control over the condition of your skin - if we did, we'd all be clear by now! I think that people subconsciously take that into account when they judge. Also, most people you see on an average day is not on a face-to-face basis - the cashier 4 aisles down, the person crossing the street. You notice their body shape but not their face as you're not close enough. If they have acne, you wouldn't even know. Personally, my acne is barely noticeable from 5 feet away, so people definitely notice my body overall more than my acne.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I used to date a guy who would always tell me, "whenever you're upset about your skin, just be glad you've got a HOT body"

but yeah... I think it would be nice to have both. =D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Personalized Advice Quiz - All of Acne.org in just a few minutes


×