There is nothing worse than not feeling absolute confidence in your own skin. While all of us could increase our confidence and self-esteem, when you struggle with skin issues and conditions, you may struggle more than the average person. It can feel like no matter how hard you try, things outside of your control make you more and more self-conscious about yourself and your skin. But don’t give up just yet, there are things that you can do to help yourself. Here are three skin issues that can make you self-conscious, and what you can do about them.

Acne Scars

The first skin issue that might be making you self-conscious is acne scars on your face and body. Acne scars appear when there are particularly deep or aggressive acne breakouts that cause damage to your skin. When you are dealing with acne, your body will try to heal it with collagen, the type of protein that gives your skin its strength and elasticity. When your body produces too much or too little collagen in response to acne, you can develop scarring. There are several different treatment options you can seek out if you suffer from acne scars, like soft tissue fillers, laser resurfacing, and chemical peels to name a few. Speak to your dermatologist to find the solution that makes the most sense for your situation.


Another common skin issue that makes people self-conscious is wrinkles on their face or other parts of their body. Wrinkling is a natural part of the aging process, as our skin loses the ability to produce collagen, the protein that gives our skin its elasticity. But there are things you can do to make wrinkling less prominent and slow the appearance of new wrinkles. Red light therapy uses low wavelengths of red light to help reduce skin wrinkles. With red light therapy, you can go back to perfectly taught and supple skin in no time.


The final skin condition that can cause you to be self-conscious is eczema. Eczema is a whole collection of skin conditions that can cause rashes, bumps, redness, and itchiness on your skin. These are often the result of some sort of allergen causing a reaction. There is no cure for eczema but there are several things you can do to help treat and prevent it from causing outbreaks. Know your triggers and try to avoid them, moisturize your skin often, particularly in areas that are susceptible to outbreaks.

There is nothing fun about dealing with a skin issue. But one of the absolute worst parts of skin issues is the self-consciousness that they can cause. If you suffer from any of these skin issues and conditions, know that you are not alone, and try these treatments to see improvement and get your confidence back.

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