When we think of pimples, we often think of teenagers, going through puberty, struggling through the difficulties of that awkward transition to adulthood. But the reality is, people of any age can and do get pimples. It can be embarrassing or even painful.
Pimples can occur for a number of reasons. Although sometimes they can be attributed to not washing the skin properly, more often than not, they are the result of hormonal changes or even diet. For this reason, pimples should not be taken as a sign of poor personal hygiene. They can occur in anyone, of any age, at any time.
However, there are a few typical times that pimples can occur, and each has its own particular effects on daily life:
Self-Esteem & Confidence
When we don’t feel good about how we look, and so we feel worse about ourself overall. Our self-esteem can suffer significantly when we get acne on our face. Acne changes overall impacts in our daily life and we our not same as before, this leads our self-esteem and confidence to go down.
We sometimes grow hair long to cover our faces, avoid eye contact with others. We feel less confidence within us, it also causes difficulty in forming healthy relationships. We get feeling of fear what others think about us and we started becoming shy and reclusive.
It’s true! Since stress can have an effect on hormones, and hormones can affect the development of pimples, sometimes when you are most stressed out, you may also experience problems with your skin. Another case of terrible timing! The worst scenario is when you are preparing for a big important event, such as a prom or a wedding, or even an important job interview.
This is already a time when there are so many other more important things to worry about. Who wants the added burden of feeling self-conscious about a big pimple on your face? It’s important to remember that what you eat can also impact your skin. Too much sugar or other inflammatory food ingredients such as wheat or other gluten products can also cause pimples. Again, people tend to overeat or eat poorly when they are feeling stressed out.
Yes, this is the most well-known period for pimples to occur, during that adolescent phase when kids experience the first pangs of adulthood. The most challenging thing about pimples during this time is that it’s also typically the beginning of awareness of one’s feelings of emotional and physical attraction to others and one’s sexual identity. How unfair that just when young teenagers want to be seen as the object of someone’s affection, they may have to suffer the embarrassment of facial blemishes.
So it’s important to pay attention to your diet, especially when you are not at your best. Reaching for that cookie when you want to get through a difficult day may not always be the best choice!
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