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Reality of lighting and acne scars?

I was curious to hear your guys thoughts..I struggle getting over my acne scars and usually my confidence is hurt when I go in harsh lighting and take an up close picture. In the mirror however it can definitely look unsettling in certain lighting, but not as bad as in pictures. In most lighting it hardly looks like I have any scarring but I still hold onto the vision of my self in harsh lighting. What are some ways that have helped you guys get over it? And how much is real or a distorted image. It amazes me when I see people with acne scars seem to not care at all or think twice about it, I’m not sure if they know what their scarring looks like in harsh lighting or they simply don’t care.

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It’s because acne scarring affects those with already existing insecurities the most. I’m sure they still would want to get rid of their scars, but realize it isn’t enough of a big deal to have a negative view of themselves/let it affect their life because it really shouldn’t. Before having scarring I never noticed or had negative thoughts about other people’s scarring but I’ve always been an insecure person so every “flaw” i see in myself is magnified. People may see your scarring, but it doesn’t mean they care/think negatively of it. Going to therapy and doing treatments help because you at least are actively trying to make progress. I still have a ways to go but I’ve had a good amount of improvement from how my scarring looked like last year and it’s helped regain some of confidence.

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20 minutes ago, hlp334 said:

It’s because acne scarring affects those with already existing insecurities the most. I’m sure they still would want to get rid of their scars, but realize it isn’t enough of a big deal to have a negative view of themselves/let it affect their life because it really shouldn’t. Before having scarring I never noticed or had negative thoughts about other people’s scarring but I’ve always been an insecure person so every “flaw” i see in myself is magnified. People may see your scarring, but it doesn’t mean they care/think negatively of it. Going to therapy and doing treatments help because you at least are actively trying to make progress. I still have a ways to go but I’ve had a good amount of improvement from how my scarring looked like last year and it’s helped regain some of confidence.

Thanks for this that’s what I needed to hear..id absolutely agree that I’m an insecure person even though to others I may seem super confident. I see others scarring because of my own scarring I’m sure too..I guess it’s just tough when your a perfectionist to accept it especially when you find yourself in a social situation in like an elevator with harsh lighting. I will agree though about getting treatments making you feel better, I got a treatment about a month ago, I think it defensively gave an improvement although nothing crazy. However getting this treatment has already put me in a better place and boosted my confidence just from me actively doing something about it. Now I need to work more on making myself less insecure in general because if it wasn’t the acne scars it would be something else.

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