Acne at Work

Facing others at work every day when your skin is broken out can be difficult. I know because most of my working life I’ve had terrible skin. I’ve found out over the years that I made a bigger deal out of it than actually was though.

Here’s the truth – no one at work has ever treated me differently or mentioned my skin issues. It’s like they don’t notice.

I think the reason for this is that every person battles some part of them that they don’t like.

Think about it, it’s human nature. No one person is completely happy with every part of them. Whether it is being overweight, having a lisp, a crooked smile, a bald head…you get the point. Everyone has something.

Sure, ours may be more obvious, but most people are so focused on their own flaws ours is but a blip on their radar. So, it’s really not a huge deal.

Also, who cares what others may think about our skin? If it bothers them, then that’s their problem not ours. They can think whatever they want.

I think there comes a point in your life where you just admit and embrace your flaws. Stop hiding who you are and own it. That’s what I did.

I went through a massive breakout when I went off birth control. I was doing everything I could to improve my skin’s condition, but nothing helped.

The only thing I could do was wait it out and let my hormones settle down. I covered up the break outs with makeup and soldiered through work.

I’m not going to lie, it was hard. Some days were rough and there were many days that I cried and felt depressed.

But one day, I thought to myself I can defeat acne or let it defeat me.

I decided to start acting with more confidence and ignoring my acne. I embraced my skin and learned to not focus on it. It was empowering! And it worked!

My skin cleared up and I had a new-found confidence! Acne no longer had power over me. I even stopped covering up pimples as they popped up. I was finally over it.

I want this for you too. Embrace this part of yourself and make the decision not to let it hold you back.

Please leave your questions and comments below! As always you can reach me at acneveteran@gmail.com! Thanks!

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