Does having acne make girls/boys loose self confidence?

September 1, 2007 11:44pm CST
does having acne, make , yougerster lack self confidence, ?? what can we do to uplift their self confidence, besides curing acne?
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
2 Sep 07
I have heard Michael Jackson say that this is what made him become shy as a teenager. He said that he was really out going before he got acne all over his face. One day he heard some fans remark about how ugly he looked. If I remember correctly, this was the point that he decided to become a vegatarian. I know that the best thing for any youngster who is not feeling good about themselves is to always give them positive compliments. Make them feel that they are beautiful regardless of what others say. Children will ultimately believe what their loved ones tell them. Especially their parents. Do was is needed to give your child the best shot possible.
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20 Nov 07
In my opinion there isnt much you can do to uplift there spirits. I first developed acne when I was 13 and still have it now at 21, and ive got to tell ya its hard living with it. Your always aware of people looking at you, wondering if they are noticing the zits on your face. My advice is to tell them that acne is normal for alot of teenagers, and get them to a dermatologist as soon as possible so that they might not have to deal with it their whole teenage life.
@jeanniemay (1803)
• Philippines
11 Oct 07
Hi Chiewang, yes, I had acne all over my face and I was so ashamed. It loses ones self confidence. I am working for a beauty company, promoting and recruiting for the company and somehow at times, I feel that they will not believe me. I consulted a specialist to help me get rid of it. After a month, wow! it's gone. Yes, getting rid and losing the acne will add up to someones confidence. Having acne though is not the end of it all. Before me going for curing the acne, I attended several toastmasters meeting and somehow I got their confidence. Having good friends who speaks about confidence is one good choice to add up your confidence. What matters is not the acne, it's what you are as a person. Your friends will definitely agree with me. Spread the love! Great acne free heart!
@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
3 Sep 07
definitely, having acne lowers one's self confidence, especially if that person is not receiving enough compliments to lift uf his/her spirit. its the battle between the outside beauty and the inner beauty. nowadays, people give so much importance to what they see physically. skills, talents, and character only comes second. and even worst, some people don't bother to know the person first and judge them just by their looks. I think the answer to this would have to start at home. parents should be supportive and comforting to their children. they should recognize the other talents and skills of their children and teach them the beauty of it rather than being the physical beauty the number important thing. of course, the outside appearance is important too, being clean and tidy on the outside would reflect the character and habits of a person but it is cleanliness and not vanity that should be taught. ^__^