An Acne Fetish is No Laughing Matter

While it may be easy to scoff off an acne fetish with remarks like, "I don't have that problem," this condition is more common than properly acknowledged. A fetish is an object of unreasonably obsessive attention or regard. Thus, extreme attention given to zits and pimples characterize an acne fetish. Two clinical forms of an acne fetish include excoriated acne and imagined acne.

Excoriated acne occurs when an acne patient continues to pick at or squeeze acne formations on their face, never allowing the skin to heal. This constant picking aggravates the acne condition and often times leaves severe scarring. Imagined acne happens when a patient is convinced she has acne but in reality does not. This person may have one small pimple and blow the existence of the pimple out of proportion and view it as a severe case of acne.

Underlying both of these acne fetishes is the fear of being ugly, or dysmorphophobia. It's an easy psychological state to acquire in a society that increasingly places more value on superficial looks than personal traits.

Steps to combating an acne fetish include: Spending less time self-critiquing in front of the mirror; and Embellishing your talents.

Even a hiatus from mirror visits may help an acne fetish. If you do look in the mirror, focus on elements of your face besides the zits. For instance, look at the color of your eyes or the size of your lips, without criticizing of course. You may have lovely eyelashes or the perfect eyebrows. Whenever you look in the mirror stop making negative judgments about yourself. If you do find yourself ridiculing yourself and wanting to burst a zit in a rushed desire for clear skin, just remind yourself that every zit that you prematurely pop may encourage the formation of 3 completely new zits.

Focus on your greatest assets as a person, or cultivate new skills. You may be an awesome guitar player or fabulous singer, give yourself recognition for your strengths. Do something that you've always wanted to do, but did not do because you felt having acne precludes you from this activity.

In the final analysis, healing an acne fetish starts with recognizing that this condition has serious medical repercussions. An acne fetish can debilitate one's self-esteem while encouraging needless facial scarring. If you think you have an acne fetish, you can get help from a qualified dermatologist, psychologists or just talk it over with some really cool and understanding friends.

Naweko San-Joyz is creator of the Acne Messages program, the only acne program to combine the latest scientific research and ancient wisdom to deliver an acne cure as unique as the acne sufferer. As there are millions of people with acne, there are a millions cures, find your unique cure with Acne Messages. ISBN: 0974912204 available at Amazon and Noixia.com, Home of Six Billion Natural Cures for Acne

http://medworm.com/rss/search.php?t=Acne&f=c
In The News:

Why Is Acne Worse in the Summer?  Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic
Be careful with acne  The Hans India
SAY GOODBYE TO ACNE  Pune Mirror

Acne Can Be A Problem At Any Age

Adult, teenage and baby acne have something in common; no... Read More

Birth Control Pill for Acne

There are quite a few prescription medications used to combat... Read More

How to Eliminate Your Acne and HAVE FUN at the Same Time!

Have you ever wondered why we have acne and even... Read More

Zits - What Do I Need To Know About Them

Zits, or pimples, affect almost everyone at some stage of... Read More

Acne Program - Step 5: Foods to Stop Eating

Even though many dermatologist and doctors don't see the connection... Read More

Cystic Acne and Some Natural Treatments

More severe cases of acne tend to be characterized not... Read More

An Acne Home Remedy Does Exist, Will It Work For You?

Have you tried an acne home remedy? There are an... Read More

Acne Skin Savers Your Mom Never Told You About

Undoubtedly your mom told you about the straw that broke... Read More

Acne Home Remedy

Acne or pimples are caused by hormonal changes, wrong food... Read More

The Truth About Your Acne Problem!

Like a good many people I have been the victim... Read More

How a 25 Year Old Asian Man Stumbled Upon a Sweet and Delicious Cure for Acne Permanently!

When dealing with acne, we somehow have the gut feeling... Read More

Calming Teenage Acne: How to Smooth Troubled Skin with a Holistic Approach... 7 Key Steps

To calm teenage acne the skin must be balanced both... Read More

Acne Treatments that Work

Two of the best-known treatments for acne include phototherapy and... Read More

Herbal Acne Remedies

Remember the angst ridden acne years of your youth? Or... Read More

Acne Scars

Acne is an inflammation of the skin that affects people... Read More

Cover Up Skin Problems With Ease

There are many acne treatment coverup products on the market... Read More

Proactive Skin Care Products ? a Real Answer to a Difficult Problem

Acne is often seen as something of a trifling problem,... Read More

How to Get Rid of Acne: A Step-By-Step Tutorial

To get rid of acne, you have to understand what... Read More

Possible Acne Messages

There are over ten forms of acne a person can... Read More

Acne Medications - Natural Adult Acne Treatments

Adult acne - why must we suffer aging skin AND... Read More

Herbal Therapy for Acne Treatment

Because prevention is the best way to protect your skin... Read More

Acne Care for Adults

Roughly 20% of acne cases being treated in the United... Read More

Herbal Acne Treatments That Work

In the United States alone, there are over 40 Million... Read More

Here?s The One Thing You Can Start Doing Today That Can Help Prevent Acne

You probably don't know this yet but product wastes and... Read More

What is My Acne Really Trying to Tell Me?

Most acne products do nothing more than waste money. Imagine... Read More

http://medworm.com/rss/search.php?t=Acne&f=c