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?