In order to keep this new dilemma from sending me into a spiral of worry, I sought out a psycho-dermatologist (you know, psychologist-slash-dermatologist) to quash my worries and set my head straight.
The stress of beginning a new relationship is enough to trigger a breakout, which can then increase feelings of self-consciousness and make one feel guarded during a time that’s intended to be focused on being open with a new, special person.” Too true.
The thing is, going makeup-free has become the ultimate rallying cry in the wellness world.
But ironically enough, that was also one of the issues that caused us to go our separate ways. He wasn’t a college graduate, and although he had a job, he wasn’t on his ideal career path. Still, he was bothered by it, especially since he was older than me and wanted to be further along.
I’ve always been a strong believer that we all have different journeys and paths, and my path isn’t necessarily the path others should take.
Instead, I’m referring to the man who appears confident to the world, but deep down is dissatisfied with his place in life.
The man who can’t fully support your success because he hasn’t had enough of his own.
He may have started off as a great guy with a great aura, but I realized he had a lot of self-development to deal with, and that he needed to work on it alone.
Insecurities are something we all deal with, but we must deal with them internally.
Ah, the wonderful perks of being in a new relationship: you’ve got those butterfly-in-the-stomach tingles, each and every new factoid about the other person makes you swoon with excitement, and nothing about them annoys you…yet. You’re overly conscious about your flaws, which stand on guard, ready to leak out at any given moment.
While these can manifest in a plethora of ways, from shyness to your inability to hit a high note during karaoke, your confidence can take an especially brutal hit from surface-level skin issues…like pimples.