Can Problematic Skin Affect Our Confidence?

problematic skin affects confidence

Most people believe that clear skin is a reflection of youth, beauty, and good health, so it’s not a surprise that your confidence may be lacking if your complexion isn’t at its best. Many men and women admit they are less social and outgoing due to problematic skin issues. It is highly possible that problematic skin can affect our confidence.

Modern Technology and Perception

Our current lifestyles, plus social media, live streaming, and selfies increase the insistence to always look your best and be aware of how you look compared to others. The pressure is then pushed even higher with the constant barrage of media influencing what is considered attractive – especially with photoshop and special filters increasing their unrealistic standards. Who can possibly measure up?

How people perceive their own looks and how others perceive them has increasingly become disconnected. Research shows that while more than 60% of the population has skin issues, everyone has been led to believe that acne, scars, stretch marks, or other skin conditions are abnormal. In spite of the high percentage of people living with problematic skin, (including Kim Kardashian and psoriasis) many are confused by their breakouts. They cannot manage their skin and don’t know what products will help. In addition, universal issues such as air pollution, smoking, hormones, and stress can contribute to skin conditions and be beyond our ability to change. Feeling helpless also contributes to a loss of confidence.

Create A Routine

In order to manage your skin problems and therefore rebuild confidence, it is essential to begin and maintain a routine of cleansing and caring for your skin. Because each person is unique, take the time to read labels, try products, and determine which ones work best for you. Just because a friend suggests it, doesn’t mean it will react the same way for you. Don’t be afraid to contact a dermatologist for guidance.

The same suggestion applies to cosmetics. Just because a product looks great on a friend doesn’t mean it will work for you. Ask the salesperson if there are product samples you can have so you won’t waste money on items which ultimately don’t work for you. Some makeup and lotions can aggravate acne and other skin conditions. Know whether your skin is dry, oily, or normal and use products designed for that type.

Talk to Someone

Although most people admit to staying home when they have a breakout, it’s better to talk to a trusted friend, family member, or physician about your skin problems. They are a valuable resource in making you feel better both emotionally and physically. Studies have shown that stress can increase skin problems. If problematic skin issues persist, even with over-the-counter treatments, it’s time to consult a dermatologist. Your confidence will thank you for it.

Products To Try

Skintrium has a line of products for every skin type. For example, if you have acne and dark spots, try the Enhanced Facial Spot Eraser. In just a few days, you’ll see acne spots and sun damage begin to disappear. Natural ingredients such as Vitamin C and mulberry extract improve its feel and firmness. Get back your confidence with beautiful, glowing skin.