Body Positivity: Acne and Pimples

Pimples and Acne are two skins conditions that commonly happen to just about anyone. Acne forms when hair follicles plug with oil and dead skin cells. Pimples look like tender red bumps with white pus at the ends that are filled with pus. Other types of acne are blackheads or bumps. There are many methods out there to treat acne or pimples. For me, I try to use a daily moisturizer. Then about 1-3 times a week I use a face mask. My skin tends to break out around the time when I’m about so start my period. Unfortunately, for some people acne runs in their family. So once they hit puberty it’s almost expected of them to get acne. We all experience pimples, even if we haven’t been diagnosed with acne. Sometimes the overproduction of oil can cause us to form pimples on our face. Most common places that pimples can form are face, back, neck, shoulders, and chest. Pimples are also known as spots or zits. Usually you can pop them or remove them. However if you don’t want the hassle of this, there are creams you can use or medication to help keep it under control. For acne, creams or antibiotics can help out keeping your acne at a minimum. For the most part, growing up I’ve had decently clear skin. I never really had to worry about getting black heads, pimples, acne, or anything else. However, my skin would break out usually when the seasons are changing or whenever I’m about to start my monthly. Unfortunately, my sister has acne. She doesn’t take antibiotics, but uses a prescription cream for it instead. She uses other creams and ointments too that you can buy at any store. I’ve even bought it for my own skin because I’ve noticed the difference in her skin and even mine since I’ve used the one she uses. Pimples are only short term. They eventually will go away with a bit of time. Acne can happen at any age just like pimples, however it’s more common in teenagers and young adults. It targets you mostly when you’re body is first adjusting to puberty. Once these hormones and neurotransmitters are released, your body under goes an adjustment period because it’s not used to these chemicals in your body being enhanced. Acne also requires a medical diagnosis. You shouldn’t feel ashamed for having a pimple or acne because it’s just the way your body and DNA is designed. We can’t help the way our bodies are made. However, just like anything else like our diets, we can do our best to control it and not let it get worse. If you’re a woman and feeling pretty ashamed of the way you feel about your skin when this happens, just cover it with makeup. Just know you’re not the only woman who has to deal with skin like yours. For men, find someone who is going to see pass it, cause let’s be honest I don’t think men would appreciate their face covered in makeup. We will never achieve flawless skin, it’s just how our bodies are, but we can do what we can to try yo keep it maintained. When you watch commercials on tv or online, they’re only trying to get you to buy their product because it will give you that “flawless skin”, but doesn’t mean it’s going to work for you. Everyone’s skin is different. It may work for someone else but not you and that’s okay. Find what works for you! Pimples and acne happen to everyone. Don’t pick at the scabs they leave because they will leave scaring on your face of body.

7 thoughts on “Body Positivity: Acne and Pimples

  1. My daughter has acne. She got it from my husband’s side of the family. She has a hard time keeping it under control, but she is taking this special cream. It seems to be helping!

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  2. Today, I went to the beachfront with my kids. I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She put the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear. She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is entirely off topic but I had to tell someone!

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