Are you the problem or is society’s outlook on you the problem? Acne can considerably be seen as something horrible as it is and well who would want little bumps that hurt when you touch them, the annoying dots on your nose that seem so prominent when you look at the mirror and the puss that just adds the icing on the cake. Would it be society’s fault that makes acne so hideous?
I have acne and I’m sure everybody else has acne too or had their fair share of embarrassment of going outside with a bare face and your parents/ relatives maybe even friends pointing out the annoying bumps on your face that you stare at in the mirror. Though is it really all that bad?
Like I mentioned, nobody really enjoys having acne and yet it’s somehow contributed to how someone is less attractive because they have acne? Acne is caused due to stress, hormones, eating habits, anything else you can look up on Google that would pop up and be the reason to WHY acne is on your face. Though I feel as though it’s society that makes acne so terrible.
What I mean by this is yeah when you look at yourself you don’t find yourself appealing with these imperfections on your face but people around you or in general everyone sort of just amplify that ACNE IS BAD WHICH MEANS YOU ARE SUPER UGLY AND NEED ACCUTANE.
I noticed my acne in November because of my binge eating on sweets, lack of sleep and well stress that caused my skin to flare up. I used to have acne, but not as severe to what I have now. Personally, it doesn’t bother me to the point where I cry myself to sleep looking at my face and realizing that nobody is going to want me as their future wife because of the puss filled devils on my face. But my mother, grandma, aunt and just relatives in general keep talking about it… which only grows my insecurity and lowers my self esteem…
This would almost be similar to fat phobia but being afraid to be big, huge or of any sort is way more intensified on society’s outlook on acne. I mean what made society think that only skinny bodies are beautiful (the answer would be the racism deeply ingrained in America to the point where fat used to be correlated to Black people = ugly and inferior)? The irony of it all is that being overweight is connected to being unhealthy and that’s sometimes wrong depending on circumstances (I’m really not a doctor but I just know 500 pounds IS WAY different that being 100+ pounds and that’s what I’m talking about).
Going back to the full circle, acne is pretty concerning… yes… but society makes it POP in your face that concludes that to be pretty and accepted, it’s to have clear skin as one of the factors. The beauty standards and models that other’s look up too also play a role because well who wouldn’t want to be a stunning goddess that just woke up and was born with baby soft skin or paid for a lot of acne products that made the uglies go bye bye?
I am just sick and tired of having this acne only to be ridiculed to have it. Like yes… I am super sorry that these hills have popped up in my face without me asking and people are whispering behind my back calling me ZIT FACE. I swear these bumps on my face are now my friends BECAUSE I CAN’T GET THEM OFF but I’m not bothered by them. My mom, grandma, aunt, uncle, anyone who just call it out… honestly makes me feel bad to have it. Maybe it’s just me being Asian that the stereotype is to have clear pale glass skin? Or maybe it’s just that skin with ZERO problems is widely connected to the beauty standards now?
Yeah acne is pretty ugly but society totally deepens my hatred for it.
I hope whoever’s reading this is safe and wishing you a New Year! Honestly I’m writing this because of my fight with my mom and if you’ve gotten this far reading this train wreck…kahoots to you! I’m manifesting you positivity, love and wealth for this New Year! Maybe my acne will go away in 2021? Reminder to PLEASE STAY HOME during Covid-19! Wishing you a great day today or tomorrow.