Published on Skin.

Pimples indicate an inflammation of the hair and sebaceous follicles, primarily on the face, shoulders, back and chest.

They are a flare-up, a discharge of tension connected with difficulty in communication.

Teenage acne appears mainly in the face. The face represents a young person’s identity. The acne demonstrates the difficulty the young person has in assuming the new identity, mainly when communicating with others. The pimples are the discharge, the physical manifestation of that difficulty. This happens often during adolescence.

Acne appears as a result of sexual repression of the person who reaches puberty, when sexual hormones “wake-up”. It is called the hormonal tie-break.

The child feels the desire to seek the opposite pole, love, passion, and a partner.

It just so happens that the skin is precisely the frontier he/she needs to cross to reach the other person, to be able to communicate and be with the other person.

Acne is a vicious circle. “I want to get closer to the other person but my pimples keep me at a distance”. This way, the person represses his/her sexuality generating even more pimples.

Adolescent acne happens primarily on the face, for all to see, and sometimes on the back and, in the case of girls, on the chest. Adolescent acne is very localized. By undressing and exposing this new body, showing it and giving it to the sun, the sun can fix the acne quickly. The sun helps the adolescent person. In fact, giving yourself is the best way to get rid of acne.

The act of giving oneself sexually makes acne disappear.

Any flare-up is a sign that something is repressed.

The flare-up shows us something that, until then, was invisible.

The young person who experiences acne considers that what is physically happening to him/her and his/her skin is a bad thing. “This puberty thing makes me so ugly! And precisely when I need to look good the most!”

The adult with acne is a person who is afraid of being caught by surprise and also a person who can not easily communicate with the surrounding environment.

He/she is a person who has difficulty in fully assuming his/her identity.

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