The Emotional Scars That Accompany Acne Scars February 25 2017, 0 Comments

By: Genevieve

Childhood is supposed to be filled with the happiest and most jovial memories. Playing with my friends in the street, going to the movies, playing sports, and having sleepovers with my best friends are things that I will always cherish. I was, and still am, very lucky to have such great friends and have the opportunity to explore the many things that interest me.

While I had a very happy childhood, there has always been a dark cloud that loomed in my mind and made me unhappy with myself. This dark cloud is filled with self-doubt and self-hate. I have always hated the way that I looked. Looking in the mirror in the morning is extremely depressing. My acne started in fifth grade and my self-esteem has been downhill ever since. I used to be a very outgoing person but as my acne worsened and ended up scarring my face, I became too embarrassed of my skin to even go out to social events with my friends. Being a twenty-year-old college student and feeling too embarrassed and too self-conscious to go to parties or to go anywhere without makeup is just horrible. I want to be comfortable in my own skin and not have to depend on makeup to the extreme that I do. I even wear makeup to softball practice at six in the morning. How sad is that? My hope is that one day I will be able to go to the store or go to practice without feeling like I have to wear makeup.

My acne started in fifth grade and my self-esteem has been downhill ever since. I used to be a very outgoing person but as my acne worsened and ended up scarring my face, I became too embarrassed of my skin to even go out to social events with my friends. Being a twenty-year-old college student and feeling too embarrassed and too self-conscious to go to parties or to go anywhere without makeup is just horrible. I want to be comfortable in my own skin and not have to depend on makeup to the extreme that I do. I even wear makeup to softball practice at six in the morning. How sad is that? My hope is that one day I will be able to go to the store or go to practice without feeling like I have to wear makeup.

I’ve been on birth control for a few years now which has made my acne considerably more bearable. I wish I had found this remedy sooner, though, because I am still dealing with the scars that my acne left behind, both physical and emotional scars. My scars have lightened somewhat over the years with the use of some face creams. I haven’t been able to afford any of the solutions suggested by dermatologists such as laser treatment or face peels. I am hoping that Banish is the answer to my dream of having clear skin!

I feel for all of the people with skin problems that inhibit them from living life to the fullest. Acne scars the soul much deeper than it scars you skin. But DON’T GIVE UP! I have not given up hope that there is a way to find happiness with my skin and with myself.