Does it matter to guys if a girl doesn't have clear skin?

I always read that one of the first things guys notice about a girl is her face and that it’s important for her to have clear skin. Thing is I don’t have clear skin. I’ve had problems with it since the age of 10 and I’ve been trying to fix it ever since. It’s held me back in doing so many things I want to do and I’m really insecure about it. When I say my skin is bad, it’s really bad. And it’s not even the bad that you can clear up. I have serious issues with open pores and blackheads and they are really noticeable even from far away. It stops me from talking to guys Because I think that they won’t be interested in me because their are other girls who are much prettier and have nicer skin. Every time I look in the mirror I feel embarrassed and ashamed and I wish that I could just look in the mirror and feel pretty. I’ve never had a boyfriend because I have no confidence with guys because of it.

I’ve tried every over the counter product, even more expensive ones, I’ve had prescriptions from the doctor and I’ve been to a skin clinic and had my skin examined and I’ve had microdermabrasion done. I can’t even cover it up with make up because my skin is so oily it either slides off or seeps into my pores. There was a time when my skin was getting better but in the last year it’s got really bad and blackheads are starting to spread across to areas where I’ve never even had them before and nothing about my routine has changed. I want to have more treatments but I can’t afford it. I feel like this is ruining my life. Even now I’m sat here fighting back tears writing this because it upsets me so much. What’s worse is that I start on a hair and beauty course next month and I’m scared that people will be looking at my skin and wondering why I’m on the course if I can’t even take care of my own skin. I don’t smoke, I rarely drink and I don’t take drugs and I exercise regularly and I drink at least 4 glasses of water a day and eat a balanced diet with a bit of junk food every now and then. I’m probably just unlucky and it’s probably just in my genetics. I’ve been told so many times I’ll grow out of it but after nearly 10 years of having these problems I’m pretty sure it’s more than a case of that. I’m the only one in my family whose skin is this bad, they don’t have perfect skin, but it is no where near like mine. I just don’t know what to do.

Does it really matter that much to guys?

5 comments

  • NaturalSoapCorner

    The teen years are the worst in terms of skin blemishes! The skin, the largest organ of our body has millions of pores that become clogged with dirt, grime, sweat and toxins. When we try to cleanse our skin with soaps made from animal fats, oils or wax the pores remain clogged and the skin surface becomes dry or oily. Our best defense against today’s harsh environment are natural products like Miracle II soaps and Emu oils and lotions that are chemically free with organics.

    Also a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables is a must. Juice Plus is a great way to obtain a combination of 17 fruits and vegetables every day. Yes, there are hormones and genetic factors going on in your body that you may not be able to control. Eat healthy, exercise and reduce the number of chemicals in products you use can aide your body in being the healthiest you can be!

  • jennifer m

    TL;DR. Just depends on how bad it is

  • ALAN T

    A guy should love you for who you are, if they don’t they are not worth bothering with anyway. As for your skin, forget all the creams and stuff and just wash your face regularly with a pure soap and warm water, do it as often as you can throughout the day and it will improve, the last thing you need on oily skin is more oil in the creams.

  • add me on facebook, mikey waj garbutt i can give you some advise on this because i to have skin problems and i can advise you on what to do with it

  • Sophie Reyes

    Well your suppose to drink 8 glasses of water a day… Exercising is good because sweat cleans out pores, also try blotting paper or regular toilet seat covers from public restrooms, they help with face oiliness that could be causing your blackheads. I’m starring this, I too suffer from black heads :/

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