‘My skin was smooth and clear’

Originally appeared online in the teen series: Q&A - August 2, 2017

Q: My skin looks really bad from acne and also acne scars. I want to be healed, but I also feel like the appearance is all I can think about. How can I focus on God instead?

A: Oh, I know how you feel. It’s hard not to be sucked into focusing on what’s staring back at you in the mirror! But it’s possible—and super beneficial—to shift your focus to God.

For me it wasn’t acne, but a little bump I noticed under one of my eyes. At first I mostly ignored it, but then it got bigger and didn’t seem so benign. I got scared. I’m going to be honest: I was kind of obsessed with it. I felt panicked when I saw it each morning as I put on my makeup, and I worried about it periodically throughout the day. But I found a way to turn the obsession into an advantage. 

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