- Pizza Face
- Pot Holes
- Crater Face
- Here Zitty, Zitty, Zitty
Have you ever been called one of these simple minded names? If so, then you likely suffer from acne. For some people “suffer” from acne is the correct term. I can remember several kids from my school days that were mercilessly ridiculed for their acne scarring. And even in this day and age of political correctness, there are many people who still face each day with dread because of the condition of their skin.
You’re Not Alone
There are many who feel they go through the problem of acne alone, but nothing could be further from the truth. If you look at many of the celebrities of the day you can see that when they are not all “made” up, they still bear the scars of acne from earlier in their life.
- Rene Zellweger
- Cameron Diaz
- Maria Sharapova
- Eva Longoria
- Kate Moss
- Victoria Beckham (Posh Spice)
These are just a few of the modern day beauties in our culture that have suffered from, or are suffering from acne. They range from mild to severe symptoms, but regardless, these ladies have overcome the shyness and embarrassment that goes with acne.
- Paul Giammatti
- Adam Lambert
- Edward James Olmos
- Frankie Muniz
- Daniel Ratcliffe (Zittus Reductto!)
- JR Smith (NY Knicks)
As you can see it’s not just a condition for the ladies. There are many male celebrities that also suffer from acne and acne scarring.
Effects of Acne
There are multiple forms that acne can take, so when we discuss its effects, we are talking about the wide range of physical manifestations.
- Seborrhea (scaly red skin/rosacea)
- Comedones (blackheads and whiteheads)
- Papules (pinheads)
- Pustules (pimples)
- Nodules (larger papules)
- Possible Scarring
The list above represents the varying degrees of severity the condition can take, but the physical effects are sometimes the least destructive. There are numerous horror stories one can read about teens who suffer demoralizing treatment at the hands of tiny minds. It’s these psychological effects that can be the most damaging when it comes to acne. Some have even ended their life because of bullying about the way they look.
That being said we need only look at the list of celebrities above to see that people can and do go on to overcome many of their fears about the way they look. However, it’s often easier said than done when it comes to getting over a perceived self-inadequacy. Sometimes people are unable to do it on their own. There are plenty of support groups out there for those who feel alone in dealing with their acne. Find one that supports you and get on with your life. Acne.supportgroups.com might be a good start.
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