Confidence starts with a smile.
Someone recently messaged me and what she said really touched me. I know because I was once in her situation. To be judged by people in school, strangers, and have a low self-esteem because of it.
To the young girl who inboxed me, this is for you.
First off, take in a deep breath and just breathe.
Sometimes we get so caught up in life and the negativity that comes with it, we forget to take a moment to just breathe.
In life, and especially in this generation, people are superficial. They only care for the physical things; only what they can see on your outer shell. You’re still so young and let me tell you; so are the minds of the people who surround you if they judge for your acne. Only those who are close-minded would pick on you for something that you can’t control. They aren’t your true friends, so don’t let what they say consume you.
The only thoughts that should matter to you are your own. Each day, tell yourself that you’re a strong person. Tell yourself that what other people say won’t affect you because they don’t matter if they say such things to you.
You tell me that you’re taking care of your skin and I believe you! If other people don’t believe you, they can go suck it. Just because you have acne doesn’t mean you’re worth less than them. We’re all equal and should be treated so. Do not let what other people say consume you. You are in charge of your own happiness.
Tell yourself it will be a good day and it will. Cliché as it sounds, don’t listen to what other people say. At the end of the day, do they really care about you or your acne? No. They just want feel like they’re above you so they can feel better about themselves.
I hope you’re feeling better! In the end, no matter what I say can change how you feel, you’re in charge, girl! Stand up for yourself and believe in yourself. If you love yourself, nothing that someone says can bring you down. (: