Mental Health Awareness Week – Body Image how to get rid of acne scars immediately – Chloe Chats

Hey everyone, hope you’re well! Of course, you all know by now that I’m a mental health and well-being blogger so I talk about mental health and try how to get rid of acne scars immediately to raise awareness all the time. But, that said, I always appreciate the importance of mental health awareness week how to get rid of acne scars immediately that happens every year. It’s important to raise awareness for more than just a how to get rid of acne scars immediately week, but it’s a great thing that we have special weeks like how to get rid of acne scars immediately these. Every year there is a theme and this year it how to get rid of acne scars immediately is body image – how we think and feel about our bodies.

I have spoken about this in the past as it’s something I’ve struggled with a lot, and still do to this day. That said, I am a lot more positive about my body than how to get rid of acne scars immediately I have been in the past. Body image is all about how we feel about our how to get rid of acne scars immediately bodies, if we think negatively about what we look like, it can have a negative affect on our minds and how to get rid of acne scars immediately impact our well-being. However, having concerns about our body image is very normal, and is definitely a common thought that we all have. There’s a lot of research out there that show those how to get rid of acne scars immediately that have a higher dis-satisfaction for their bodies, can struggle with a poorer quality of life, may that be through the stress of worrying about our how to get rid of acne scars immediately bodies, or leading to a risk of unhealthy eating behaviours. On the positive side of it, those that feel better about themselves can have a higher how to get rid of acne scars immediately quality of life, may that be through having better eating behaviours, or generally having a more positive outlook on life.

Everyone will experience things differently, meaning that what people experience and what environment they might how to get rid of acne scars immediately be in will differ person to person. However, there are some overall experiences/factors that may cause us to feel negative about our how to get rid of acne scars immediately bodies.

#1 people can experience families, friends, peers, sometimes even total strangers that will express something about the how to get rid of acne scars immediately way you look and depending on what they say, it can really stick in your mind. I’m sure you’ve had a friend or someone at school/work that has said something that’s made you question something about your body. I’ve gone to work before (this is from a good few years ago though), with hardly any make-up on just because I didn’t fancy putting all of my make-up on, and a colleague asked me if I felt unwell because how to get rid of acne scars immediately I looked ‘tired’ and ‘unwell.’ at that moment, I went with it, I said I was feeling tired and poorly even though how to get rid of acne scars immediately I wasn’t. I lied because I felt embarrassed, and it made me think that I could never ever how to get rid of acne scars immediately go back to work with hardly any make-up on. Even now, when I decide to go to work without a full how to get rid of acne scars immediately face of make-up on, I always worry that someone’s going to look at me and think, ‘she looks so tired’ or ‘she looks so ill.’ I have since gone to work without a full face how to get rid of acne scars immediately of make-up and no one has ever said anything like that how to get rid of acne scars immediately to me but it’s funny how that kind of thing can stick with how to get rid of acne scars immediately us.

I also wanted to share another story – something with a positive twist. It’s not nice to say something bad about someone’s appearance because it can really affect their mental well-being, however, sometimes when you hear such things being said to you how to get rid of acne scars immediately it can encourage you to change a part of your how to get rid of acne scars immediately lifestyle that may not be so healthy. It’s important to look after our bodies, not in an obsessive way, but if we look after ourselves it can help with how to get rid of acne scars immediately a positive mindset as well as being physically healthy. A good few years ago I was at home having how to get rid of acne scars immediately a family BBQ and my nan told my mum that how to get rid of acne scars immediately she was looking a bit ‘overweight’ – bear in mind, this was said in front of the family, so the way she went about it was definitely something how to get rid of acne scars immediately I would not encourage. However, from that day onward my mum started to eat better how to get rid of acne scars immediately and exercise more, it encouraged her to join slimming world and since then how to get rid of acne scars immediately she has done absolutely amazing, she reached her goal a long time ago, but continues with it as its something she enjoys, makes her feel good about herself, and it’s important to keep a healthy lifestyle going.

#2 something else that can cause us to be concerned how to get rid of acne scars immediately about our body image is the exposure to images we how to get rid of acne scars immediately see online and on social media. With that brings the pressure to look a certain way, or have an ‘ideal’ body type. Sadly, a lot of youngsters or those that are often on how to get rid of acne scars immediately social media can feel negative towards their bodies because they how to get rid of acne scars immediately don’t look like an instagram model. I watched a video recently where two girls who wear how to get rid of acne scars immediately the same sized clothes went shopping and tried on the how to get rid of acne scars immediately exact same outfits – and guess what the outcome was? Some outfits were too big or too small for one how to get rid of acne scars immediately girl and vice versa. We judge ourselves on our clothes sizes, and we beat ourselves up if we’re not wearing the same size clothes as our friends how to get rid of acne scars immediately or a model we saw on instagram, but we all have different body shapes. No matter what, clothes will look different on all of us.

The mental health foundation have written about a study that how to get rid of acne scars immediately was done earlier this year and the results are pretty how to get rid of acne scars immediately bad. “just over one in five adults and 40% of teenagers said images on social media caused them to how to get rid of acne scars immediately worry about their body image.” I knew already that social media has a massive negative how to get rid of acne scars immediately affect on people, but I didn’t think it would be that high. They also found that “one in five adults said images used in advertising had how to get rid of acne scars immediately caused them to worry about their body image.” it’s pretty heartbreaking to see these kind of stats, and I hope that companies can make some changes to how to get rid of acne scars immediately their advertising. What can we do to help ourselves think more positively how to get rid of acne scars immediately about our bodies ?

There’s many things that I struggle with personally but I how to get rid of acne scars immediately am a lot better than I was previously. I still have those days where I look at myself how to get rid of acne scars immediately in the mirror and think I look pretty bad, I’ve done it a few times where I’ve been at work most of the day, then I go to the bathroom and catch a glimpse how to get rid of acne scars immediately at myself and think ‘oh no, I’ve been at work for almost 6 odd hours and how to get rid of acne scars immediately I look terrible.’ however, to me that’s pretty harmless, I don’t let it affect me in a way that makes how to get rid of acne scars immediately me feel upset or down. It’s more like something I would joke about to my how to get rid of acne scars immediately friends or boyfriend. But that said, we shouldn’t really joke about ourselves in a negative way, because deep down it can show how unhappy you feel how to get rid of acne scars immediately about yourself.

#1 we need to remember that beauty is more than how to get rid of acne scars immediately what you look like . Beauty isn’t just what our body or face looks like, it’s much more than that. Beauty is your mind, your personality, your skills, your passions, and so much more. I’m pretty sure if you asked a loved one what how to get rid of acne scars immediately they like about you they’ll mention things that aren’t just related to the way you look on the how to get rid of acne scars immediately outside. If you’re feeling low about yourself, why not sit with a friend, a family member, your partner etc and write a list for each other how to get rid of acne scars immediately about the things you like about one another. You never know, this could lead to some new revelations and perspectives.

#2 focus on the bits you like about yourself. We’ve all been there when you’re putting some clothes on for the day, you look at yourself in the mirror, and you point out all the bits you hate instead how to get rid of acne scars immediately of pointing out all the bits you like. Previously, I said about sitting with someone and writing a list how to get rid of acne scars immediately for one another about the things you like, but you can also do this by yourself. Write a list of any parts of your appearance that how to get rid of acne scars immediately you like, your personality traits that you like, write down skills that you’re good at, things you have accomplished, the list could go on but it only extends my how to get rid of acne scars immediately point that beauty is more than what you look like how to get rid of acne scars immediately and it’s so important to focus on the bits we love how to get rid of acne scars immediately about ourselves because we don’t do it often enough!

#3 learn about your body shape. As I mentioned above, we shouldn’t base our happiness on our clothes sizes. We’re all different shapes and sizes, therefore clothes will fit differently on us. Clothes can also have a positive impact on us, wearing certain clothes can make us feel good about ourselves. I’m sure you’ve got a favourite outfit that every time you wear how to get rid of acne scars immediately it you feel good. Sometimes, we can struggle with knowing what clothes may fit our how to get rid of acne scars immediately body shapes, and that’s okay, not everyone is an expert on clothes. If you wanted help with what style might suit you how to get rid of acne scars immediately best, then why not have a session with a professional stylist?

#4 take care of your body. It’s important to keep our bodies healthy, and I know not everyone wants to go to the how to get rid of acne scars immediately gym four or five times a week, or eat salad every single day, you don’t need to do that. However, learning about what foods are good for you can be how to get rid of acne scars immediately very beneficial, it’s good to eat healthy but we can also still how to get rid of acne scars immediately treat ourselves every so often. It’s also good to keep active, but you don’t need to work your body so hard that it how to get rid of acne scars immediately makes you feel worse. You can decide to go on a walk or do how to get rid of acne scars immediately some exercise routines in the comfort of your own home. You don’t need to make your body ache every night, the general aim for our bodies is about 30 minutes how to get rid of acne scars immediately of moderate physical exercise every day, all you need to do is to raise your heart how to get rid of acne scars immediately rate slightly and that can be done by going on how to get rid of acne scars immediately a walk.

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