There are cases of acne that are so severe that a person’s health is affected. Those cases are rare. Still, even when the acne is not a case for the medical books, acne trouble can cause a range of mental and emotional health issues. Depression can be caused or worsened by acne. Coping with acne can be harder than it seems.
The ability to treat the acne condition plays a role in how a person feels about themselves. Not everyone can afford to see a skin care specialist on a regular basis. If they are able to attend even one appointment for some input on how to treat their acne, though, it can really help. Information gleaned from books, magazines and the internet is useful, but talking directly to a professional is even better.
Coping With Acne Actively
The use of medication on a continuous basis is integral for coping with acne. If you don’t see a light at the end of the tunnel (medication can provide this), you tend to feel hopeless and become even more depressed. Making a positive effort to treat the problem will help give a person hope.
Being passive about acne only makes the problem worse. Sometimes a person may not feel like doing anything because their self esteem is so low that they don’t want to get out and socialize anyway; so why bother? You bother because if you accept the situation as hopeless, you will make it so by not taking the steps necessary to combat it. That is a self-fulfilling prophecy.
It is so important to bother! Taking action toward a goal- any goal- helps to improve the mood of a person. It works that way for coping with acne. Fighting for what you want - clear skin - will give you confidence that it CAN be done. Your skin will improve if you work at it. Seeing the results will keep you motivated.
Not only does this work for coping with acne, but a broader sense of accomplishment can emerge. You will create an attitude for yourself that focuses on achievement rather than hopelessness. That has farther reaching potential than you might think. Coping with acne CAN actually make you stronger if you focus your energy in the right way!
The truth is that most of us have acne problems at some point in our lives. It may not be as big a problem for most of us, but most of do understand how hard coping with acne can be - at least on some level. Unfortunately, acne is just one of those things we have to deal with in life.
Coping with acne first requires the knowledge that it is what it is. Then it requires the ability to fight it. That acne can be treated is a fact of life as well. Accept that it is there, but don’t accept that it will stay there. It will not stay there if you make a concerted effort to make it go away.