With regard to the title, I am sure many of us acne sufferers have and are struggling with erratic skin and have been bullied because of it. So I really want to bring some awareness to acne bullying. It’s very real, very painful to experience and needs to stop.

I wonder If people did not give me hard time about my skin, would I have felt so bad about it?

Also, If you are aware of the videos that have been trending on YouTube last week, you may have come across this one. It has been really close to my heart ever since I watched it, so I thought I would share it with my wonderful readers.

I’ve been struggling with acne for the past ten years and it’s been so hard because as soon I started breaking out all over my face, people felt they had the right give their opinion through hurtful comments. Whether it was, “You should wash your face.”, ” Dirty people get acne”, “I can’t help staring at your pimples when I am talking to you” or “Your face looks horrible” or “You’ve got so many pimples, it’s ugly”, it really hurt me.

I don’t know if people realise the damage they do with their words but it can really destroy. Ask me, I’ve spent so much time crying in bathrooms, avoiding social events because my skin refused to get better for years. And to say high school were my worst years would be an understatement.

97b7be10186a42d83d89e1377ad2e401You know it’s already hard to deal with teenage years anyway and when you have severe acne as well, you’re in a very dark place.

And wherever I went these horrible comments taunted me and haunted me. To this very day, even though I don’t have 100% clear skin, these words will always be with me. It’s difficult to erase them. They poke their ugly head from time to time and it does take all of me to fight it.

So if you’re like me and you’ve been struggling then I really want to encourage you, you are not alone. It’s okay to have acne despite people saying that it’s absolutely unacceptable. Perfect skin is not everything, what’s in the heart also matters.

Going through this I’ve realised that you can never please people because even if your skin does clear up, they always focus on some other so-called physical flaws with a magnifying glass. And being constantly bombarded with the media giving us images of “perfect” skin doesn’t really help.

So together let us try to change the way we are conditioned to respond to certain standards of beauty, starting from within.

Coming back to acne bullying, I know it is so painful when the ones close to you make comments about your skin. It’s so much more hurtful and I still don’t know how to deal with that. Maybe you can give me a hand there.

And if you haven’t watched the video I’ve linked at the beginning, please do, it might just change your life.

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