The ability for us to consciously sense the tension and release in our muscles describes a state known as sensory motor awareness. That ability’s functionality depends on how actively we engage it. Humans tend be creatures of habit, forming routines in the way we relate to both our internal and external worlds. As we put ourselves on “auto-pilot”, especially when it comes to posture and movement patterns, the relationship between our conscious minds and the parts of bodies that may need attention can enter a state of sensory motor amnesia, where the internal sense of awareness becomes muted.
Acne generally isn’t caused by something you did or didn’t do. It’s not caused by dirt or even diet (according to current research). Some people are just prone to it, while others aren’t. Most of the time, tendency toward acne comes from your genes. That’s right, thank your parents.
Of course there are things you can do to lessen this genetic gift. You can keep your skin clean and exfoliate carefully. You can develop a skin care regimen that works and stick to it. You can understand that acne isn’t something you “grow out of”, it’s treatable. If you have severe acne, go see a dermatologist.
For most people, it’s a lack of consistency and care that prolongs acne. Worse, doing things to care for your acne incorrectly can cause more acne, or worse, scarring. Continue reading “Is Acne Your Fault?”