The emotional effects caused by acne can be very serious. More than those obvious red bumps on your face, there are effects of acne that could not just be healed by any cream or acne solution and that is the emotional scars left by acne. Well, no doctor or any expert dermatologist could provide you with the best answers to this problem on acne.
Studies show that acne is a very common occurence among teenagers. There are these marks of shame, depression and even self-pity. It’s very important as a parent to understand the problems faced by their teenage sons or daughters as they are their only best bet! What could you do? There are indeed a lot of things you can do!
Remind your child that acne is temporary
As a guardian, you need to be there and give the encouragement to your child. You can see that their confidence in themselves being totally ripped off due to constant teasing and critics they face from the public. Tell that it will not last for long and that it would be successfully surpassed. Never stop to explain the importance of moving on despite the negative reactions from others for their words are not that important at all.
Bring your teen to a good dermatologist
It’s better to bring your teen to a dermatologist as soon as you can, instead of delaying the treatment only for the acne to get worse. The sooner the better, this may be stereotyped but indeed very true for this matter and you could realize the truth behind this. You need to find the dermatologist who deserves your trust. Be with your teen as you have visits to the dermatologist. Also, help your teen follow the reminders and instructions of the dermatologist.
Guide your child to do the right things
There are some things or acts that may make acne to become worse! See to it that you are present to remind your teen that those are not the right way to do and highlight to them that it would just cause bad effects. Explain the cause and effect of acne problems and be sure t answer questions that your teen has.
You can help to induce a lot of self-confidence to your teen
Self-confidence plunges down when all those mocks and teases arise. The effect to your teen would be bitter. Be there to encourage the esteem he or she has inside them. Be generous with praises but do not use them just to flatter. Identify and let them know how unique his or her talent is. This would be a lift to his/her morale.
You as a responsible parent, can help out your teen to go through the unfair criticisms and misjudgements they could possibly face from the society. This is just a stage; it would surely be put to an end. Show them your undying support like no other parent could!