Our physical, mental and emotional health are all connected. When a disease or condition of any sort, including acne, starts to affect our physical wellbeing then it may also have an effect on our state of mind.
Sometimes, acne’s effect on our thoughts and feelings is subtle. We may have some negative thoughts or feel in a low mood every now and again. At other times, the impact that acne can have on us is more severe. We might have constant negative thoughts about how we look or find ourselves feeling down and distressed most of the time.
There is no way of knowing how a person’s mental and emotional wellbeing might affected by acne. What is important to remember is that, no matter how your acne is making you feel, there are trained medical professionals available to help you.
Making an appointment with your GP is often a good place to start when you are looking to speak to someone about your emotional and mental health. They will be able to talk to you about the impact that acne is having on your wellbeing and help you decide on the best course of action to address the issues you are facing.
Sometimes self-help resources can be useful in enabling us to feel better about ourselves and our skin. Visit our sister site Skin Support for more information on self-help.
You might find that self-help resources help you to start feeling better. There are free self-help resources available, which can guide you on some practical steps and exercises to aid in managing how your acne makes you feel. Visit our sister site Skin Support for more information on self-help.