Skin disease is so unnatural, and so shameful!

Skin disease, do you ever talk about it? Did you know that approximately 1 third of the american population have skin problems? For Sweden it is one out of four. Skin disease in Europe is affecting 22.5 to 33% of the population.

It is even said that every individual, some time in her/his lifetime will be affected by some kind of skin condition!

Every individual! 

What puzzles me is that there is so little talk about it.

I mean, in my eyes it is completely out of natures order that our bodys largest organ would be hunted by disease to that extent! When did this epidemic start? Why is this so? What can be done about it?

Sorry, too many and too big questions at the same time. 😉 But don’t you agree? This silence is od! Especially since our skin also has this super important social function. Or perhaps that is part of the answer. It is somewhat shameful not to have a perfect complexion.

Hair spray against Skin diseaseHow often is that phrase used to lure women to buy cosmetics? Get a flawless complexion with this cream, foundation, regimen or treatment. I’ve heard women spray their faces with hairspray after they put on their make up! You heard me right. HAIRSPRAY!! Just so they would appear “perfect” all through the day…

A question of shame

Yes I do think it is about shame. Just as wrinkles are shameful. Growing old makes your skin ugly and more prune to disease. Warts start to grow, discolorations show up. Desperately you try to rid yourselves of these signs of time going by.

What can you do? Be kind to yourself! Treat yourself in a better way. Eat better, it will show on you skin. Use better skins care. It will show on your skin. Raise your self esteem. It will show on your skin!

Tell me below, why do you think there is such a silence about skin disease?

Categories: Skin Problems

4 Comments

Wendy Bottrell · March 18, 2013 at 8:05 pm

Interesting question today! It seems to me that you are correct about shame. If our appearance is the first thing others see about us and our skin is not the best people judge the person as not being good enough and that creates the shame. Sad really and your work will change that! Thanks, Wendy
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    Stella Scott · April 5, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    Shame is difficult. It attacks who we are at our core and not what we’ve done. When we do something wrong we can always apologize, but when what we ARE is judged as not up to par, we have nowhere to turn. It’s unfair, to say the least!!
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Matilda Sjödell · March 17, 2013 at 2:08 pm

1 third of the American population!? That is just crazy! And yes, I do think the silence about skin diseases has everything to do with shame. Perfection is so important today, even though we all know none of us are perfect and that talk about our imperfections and struggles can help each other forward. I also think there is a big problem with the skin care market today. There are so many products making things worse for people, but claiming they help your skin. Of course that causes us to feel there is something wrong with “us” – “they” (the models in the ads) all seem to have no problems at all… More honesty would do this world good. Thank you for spreading the word and talking about products that actually help!
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    Stella Scott · March 17, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    I think you’re right Matilda, about the perfect models adding to the feeling of inadequacy. Even though we “know” they are photo shopped the eye believes its is true. I can notice it with myself. How I get surprised when I see what Madonna actually looks like, without the airbrush.

    I will never photo shop myself. What you se here is what you get in real life! 🙂
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