Maybe you have a friend or your family member agonizing over acne problems. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to get rid of acne forever, to solve all problems once and for all?
Unfortunately, getting rid of acne isn’t always as simple as dealing with the acne itself. The fact is, acne is a psychological problem, as much as it is a physical problem.
Psychologist consultant for Quick Acne Fix, Larry Lee, “Psychological problems is especially true for teenagers. What makes thing worse is that acne usually strikes a person just when he/she turns a teenager. Not a particularly great age group to be having physical image issues.”
And we all know, for some people, acne seems to be a nightmare that will never end for the rest of your entire living life. You get the picture. No matter what they try, they just can’t seem to get rid of their acne.
If you happen to be a guardian of a troubled teenager, who just can’t defeat his/her acne, where may not be too many stuff that you can do to help in the short term, at least physically. But you can perpetually help out, psychologically. Your counseling can be crucial in helping your teenage son or daughter deal with their acne woes.
To help them, it will be useful if you can understand what they are going through so that you can empathize with them. While you may assume that it is silly, acne can cause severe embarrassment, feelings of insecurity, emotional detachment and more. This effect is even more pronounced when physical appearance is deemed more important that personal quality.
Although farfetched sounding but never to be taken lightly, here are some potential psychological impacts of acne for early childhood and adolescent growth:
We all want to feel attractive. We all want to look good. When teenagers feel that they are unattractive, it can cause their self esteem to plummet.
3) Loss of self confidence
The self confidence of a person is more or less related to his/her self esteem. Therefore, it is not uncommon for a loss of self esteem to lead to a loss of self confidence.
4) Becoming depressed
Acne may not case depression directly but it can certainly do so indirectly. When a person starts to withdraw from society, compounded by a loss of self esteem and self confidence, there is a possibility for depression to set in.
5) Losing temper easily
While some people may be more prone to depression, some may be more prone to anger. When you are not pleased with yourself, you tend to get angry or frustrated more easily.
Acne can be a psychological problem, as much as it is a physical problem. When treating acne, it may be a good idea to tackle both sides of the problem.