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Readers Respond: Finding Ways to Stay Positive When Acne Gets You Down

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Updated February 02, 2010

Studies have shown that dermatological conditions like acne, eczema, and psoriasis affect the lives of sufferers, which means you have to make a conscious effort to keep your self-esteem intact. In short, you have to keep yourself focused on the positive aspects of your life.

What do you do to stay positive on those days when acne threatens to drag you down? Do you spend time with that friend who always makes you laugh? Volunteer time at a local charity? Or maybe you just take a few minutes to count your blessings?

Tell us how you stay upbeat.

Do not compare

I just keep on reminding myself that every person has an imperfection.it depends on the person on how he/she will accept and deal with it. You have acne but keep in mind that everyone has flaws that troubles them.
—Guest Julien

Avoid mirrors and Pray

Be very careful about which mirrors you look in, especially ones that are in public places or bright lighting. NEVER look in the little rearview mirror in your car because it is likely to make you turn around and go home. Ask Jesus what you can do to make the pimples go away, and trust that it will not be this way forever. Living with acne makes you strong.
—humdeedum

Conceal (Dudes, Too) and Keep On Rockin!

I was surprised to hear from my daughter that my foundation alone looked great. My acne is recovering/severe and a good matching color was all I needed to face the day and the world. You are not a monster! You are not disfigured because of a few skin imperfections! Cover what you can and let your INNER PERFECTION glow! YEE HAW 2011!
—Guest nicki

Relieve Stress by Exercising

Well I've never suffered from acne, but what I've heard from my friends is that they try to get rid of the stress by doing exercises.
—Guest joy
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