Although facial acne is external and affects our physical aspects, one may also be affected emotionally. Acne is sometimes viewed as a social plague, and having a bad breakout may cause one to feel like a social outcast.
This is not an uncommon feeling. In fact, many people, especially teenagers, may feel down about themselves if they have bad acne. Feelings of self-consciousness and awkwardness may stir inside. So, how would you go about helping someone in this situation?
Well, perhaps one way to help someone tackle these feelings is by letting them know that acne does not change who you are. No, acne doesn't change your personal identity in any way or form. Be supportive and sensitive to their feelings, and assure them that you do not view them any differently.
You should both be aware that acne is a very treatable condition, so don't fret too much about it. There are many over the counter (otc) treatments and products available, so perhaps you could start with a trial and error process to see which one will work. As everyone's body has a different make up, we may react and respond differently to different products. If over the counter products don't work for you, medical attention may be sought. A dermatologist should be equipped to finding a program tailored just for your needs. If you're in the process of finding a treatment that works for you personally, think positively...although technically, acne is not curable, it is very possible to overcome acne.