People who are struggling with acne should know that they aren’t alone and should feel more confident about their skin. Acne is very common among teenagers and older adults too, and it can be a significant source of insecurity and low self-esteem.
In the spirit of improved self-love and natural health, here are some tips for loving yourself, acne and all, and how to treat acne flare-ups with homeopathic remedies.
Overcoming Acne Insecurity
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne is the most common skin condition in the U.S. and affects approximately 50 million people each year. Nearly everyone experiences at least some degree of acne between the ages of 12 and 24. But despite these facts, many people feel self-conscious, embarrassed, and unattractive because of pimples. It is a leading cause of depression and anxiety, especially among teenagers.
Perfectly flawless skin is not the norm, and anyone who says otherwise is likely using a smartphone filter or was blessed with rare genetics. Find someone you can talk to about how your acne affects your mental health, such as a trusted friend, mentor, or counselor. Chances are, people aren’t focusing on your acne as much as you think they do.
These days, you’ll find many more body-positive and skin-positive influencers on social media that are keeping their skin real, natural, and authentic. It can be inspiring to keep up with these influencers so that you feel less alone in your struggle with acne, or talk to other people who understand what living with acne is like. Seek professional help with your acne and be open-minded and patient with new treatments. Try to keep things in perspective with your acne by focusing on the positives and refusing to let it hold you back from the things you want to do. Acne is typically a temporary condition, so it will not be something you struggle with forever.
Ways to Observe Acne Positivity Day
Although Acne Positivity Day is just an arbitrary date on the calendar, it’s a good reminder of how acne affects people’s daily lives and how you can live more positively while also supporting the people around you. Here are some ideas for how to observe Acne Positivity Day on any day of the year:
- Read information about the causes and treatments for acne
- Share your personal story about acne with loved ones
- Follow skin-positive influencers on social media
- Decide to quit comparing yourself to others and worrying about what others think
- Book an appointment with a health professional to address your acne concerns
- Make a list of positive affirmations about yourself
Natural Health Approaches to Acne
One of the best ways to be mindful of this designated day is to learn about natural health approaches to acne. Acne can be aggravated and worsened by harsh chemical treatments, so gentle, natural approaches are often best for sensitive skin in need of extra care. Seagate’s Olive Leaf Acne Remedy contains all-natural, edible ingredients with no harmful chemicals and everything you will need in one, low-cost bottle. It can be used as a treatment for existing acne or as a preventative measure, and many people notice improvements within the first week of use.
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