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How severe acne kills self-esteem and self-confidence

Updated on June 11, 2014

A lot of women has to hide in the comfort of their rooms in their apartment and doesn't like to go out and venture outside or stop meeting their friends. There are certain reasons why women or even men has to avoid people. It could be personal reasons or psychological one. But for the purpose of this article, I am going to focus on one particular matter and one specific reasons; and that is severe acne.

Acne is more than just your skin but it is also a number one confidence killer. For some people, it may not be an issue but for women or men who take good care so much of their skin, this could be a problem. Several studies approve that a person who is suffering from mild acne to severe one or even just a mild breakouts experienced social, mental, and psychological problems. Worst part of it all, emotional trauma could affect how the person change her lifestyle.

Check this video how a young girl suffered from acne

There are many women out there who suffered not just from the outside but also from the inside. They experienced anxiety and depression, and of course, social withdrawal. For young adults, adolescent years are very important because it is during this time that acceptance from peers are a huge concern; and physical appearance and attractiveness are mainly important. Unfortunately, it is during this years, acne becomes a severe problems. Mainly because they are developing their personalities and change of hormones would likely to occur. For other teens, acne become the reasons why they are shy and remain reclusive for the fear of negative comments from peers.

Mostly, people who suffered from acne avoid eye contact and avoid people eventually. Lack of confidence and low self-esteem are the number one result. Others, ultimately stop to socialize for some time; and that ruin the relationship that they already have.

Treatment for Acne

At this time and age, treatments are unlimited. From your kitchen to over the counter products are too many to choose from. Depending on the type of skin you have and what suits best for your skin type. Many women has gone through a lot of things, experiment the items from their kitchen and even go for surgery just to get rid of acne. However, surgery can be too pricey. That's why those women who couldn't afford surgeries has to go for an alternative route. Organic and natural products are also safe and no worries of peeling. A lot of products from the drugstore can also be damaging to your skin. Being careful on what products to choose to get rid of acne is a must be a major concern.

If you are suffering from major acne, it is best to consult an expert dermatologist to help you get rid of acne. Before acne damage your confidence, it is good if you get rid of it first before it kills your lifestyle and social interactions with people.

What's in your kitchen? Natural Alternatives to get rid of acne

1. Lemons.

Its juice and applied topically may help, depending on your skin type. There are acne that could be get rid of easily by but there are some which not. Be careful using lemons however, it is stingy and painful. Also, it could dry your skin severely.

2. Cornstarch.

Just mix it with a little bit of water and make a paste. Put it where your acne is and leave for 10-15 mins. Then, wash your face with your favorite facial wash or clear water.

3. Banana peel.

Leave it there for several minutes.

What about Alcohol?

Many dermatologist don't recommend alcohol because it could damage your skin and dry out the surface. However, alcohol has lots of uses, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial properties, healing muscles sores and burns. It also cleans off acne-causing bacteria.

If you want to use alcohol, do not rub your entire face with it. Just get a Q-tips and wet it with an alcohol and apply topically on the surface where your acne is evident. It is a little bit stingy and sore at first but eventually, you will notice how good is it to feel. Acne is kind of itchy and painful but when you applied alcohol, you'll feel the difference.

© 2014 Jane Boucheirre


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