We all know having acne can be tough, but have you ever thought about the benefits of going through it?
'Every cloud has a silver lining', as the saying goes.
You might think that having spots is surely just a big black cloud – there can’t possibly be any positives to it, at all.
But that’s where you’re wrong, and here’s why…
Acne makes you resilient
When you’ve gone through something like acne, especially if it’s persistent, you’ve developed coping skills and resilience that you might not even realise you have.
Even if it’s heart breaking, emotional and difficult, you went on the journey and you got through it. And that’s pretty darn impressive!
Your make-up skills are on point
When you suffer with spots, and cover them up so often, you become a master of every concealer and foundation trick in the book.
Who does your friend call when they have a breakout the day before their wedding? YOU – because you know exactly how to tackle it, and you’ll make sure it’s done properly.
You’re a problem solver
When you’ve spent as much time as you have researching ways to get rid of spots or fade acne scars using whatever you have in the cupboard, you know exactly what to do in a crisis.
You’re reliable and diligent, and you can whip up an incredible home-made face mask using just about anything!
Whatever your story, when you suffer with breakouts, you become determined to find a way out of it. You’ve tried so many different things, as exhausting as it can be, until you found something that worked for you.
You’ve powered through the ups and downs and relentlessness of your acne and you’re still determined not to let it hold you back.
You’re a skincare Queen
You have a product for every type of skin challenge. Redness? Dull skin? Fine lines? Under the skin spot? Whatever it is, you know exactly what to use. You might not even realise how much you know but you’re the one that people come to for advice.
There might not be much room in your bathroom cupboard, but you’re always prepared for any challenge that might pop up!
You’ve learnt there’s more to life than flawless skin
When you start suffering with acne, it can feel like all you want is flawless skin, and you’ll do anything to get there. But when you start realising that in reality, nobody has flawless skin, and the way you look does not depend on how many spots you have, then you learn a new kind of confidence.
You are still beautiful, fun, kind and intelligent, no matter what is going on with your skin.
Of course, everyone’s journeys with their skin is different, but having acne doesn’t always have to be a completely negative experience. Even if you don’t realise it or you’re in the midst of your acne journey, you are so much stronger and braver than you might think.
You also never know where having acne might lead you. Our founder, Nic wouldn’t have started this incredible company if it wasn’t for his acne. Our Brand Manager, Ellen, wouldn’t have started writing for our blog and found a job she loves, if it wasn’t for her battle with her skin through the years.
So even if it’s not now, you never know where your acne might lead you in the future and the journey it might take you on...