This podcast episode was a goodie (and you guys should all listen to the episode after you read this). We had the pleasure of having our friend and dermatologist to the stars, Rosemarie Ingleton 😮😎. Rosemarie is amazinnngg and has been a guest on shows like Dr. Oz, Good Morning America and even been featured in Oprah Magazine.
Our caller was having issues with acne and keeping it under control. Her acne is affecting her self-confidence and the way she presents herself to people.
Rosemarie pointed out that there are many variables that could affect acne. It’s impossible to diagnose someone over the phone, but there are some common denominators that generally have an effect on acne; Heavy or oily makeup products, washing hair, pillows and face daily with proper face wash and avoiding products that are comedogenic (clog pores). These are some basic tips that could help acne, but if acne persists it is important to seek professional help from a dermatologist.
The after-math of acne could definitely alter self confidence. Acne scars, discoloration or resurfacing acne is hard to deal with. Thanks to technology there are ways to deal with all these things. Acne medication (which Rosemarie likes to use as a last resort due to its side effects) are available. Procedures like chemical peels, microneedling and microdermabrasion are also possibilities to deal with other skin problems.
Rebuilding confidence must start from within. Find other things that bring you confidence. For Damali, playing Who’s That Girl by Eve would amp me up before any big test. Once she heard that song she was prepared and ready to take on the world. In the same way, doing other things that make you happy like a new hairstyle, new clothes, or a song for inspiration, will help you build confidence.
Focus on the things you can control. The way you engage with people and direct the conversation could distract people from your acne problem. Chances are you’re overthinking it and the situation could be worse. Remember to always focus on the positives.
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