Many of us experience or have experienced a lack of self-confidence brought upon by the visible blemishes caused by various dermatologic conditions such as acne and inflammatory disorders. This is also the case for those of who have moles, skin tags or warts on visible areas of the body; predominantly those on the face, hands and other places that are, more often than not, ‘on show’ to the general public.
An unfortunate side effect of the rather shallow society that we live in is that it places great importance on the way we look, and subsequently we place on ourselves exaggerated personal importance on our own appearance. Throughout the course of an ordinary day we are bombarded on a subconscious level, through various media outlets, by the notion that to succeed in life we must be good looking and blemish free and that our appearance can often mean as much or even more than our personalities and values.
Now even though we know that this is nonsense, one cannot help but feel the nagging doubts that manifest themselves in insecurities and a lack of confidence. We start to disregard the intelligence, charisma, creativity and all the other vital aspects of our personalities that we might possess in favor of outward appearances.