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Melasma and the Mental Health effects of skin conditions

Skin Health | Last Active: Aug 21, 2019 | Replies (11)

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Thank you so much for sharing what has helped you! I’m going to ask my dermatologist next time I see her! Please don’t say that you’ll never get married. I know it’s so hard to feel confident, but someone will love you for your heart. My husband tells me it’s way more noticeable and important to me than anyone else. I think he’s right. When you see someone with something on their face do you focus on it? I don’t- I’m much more forgiving of others. Also, my 9 year old nephew just got diagnosed with an aggressive form of Crohn’s disease- it really puts things in perspective. Hang in there!

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Thank you for your kind words of encouragement. Well, when I see other people with skin problems, I look at them in a different way, with compassion, because I know what they are living… I know it is difficult for men to look at a woman and think… Well, she has problematic skin but, maybe… maybe she has a good heart. You are right about other health issues being far more serious, like Crohn's disease etc. I actually teach at La Sapienza medical school here in Rome & I translate medical books & articles all the time, so I know that melasma is just a minor "cosmetic" issue. It does not hurt… but still… those first 5 years after the laser procedure were the worst. Now, I got used to living with that, covering with make-up & applying SPF 50+ creams in summer (and we have extremely hot summers here in Rome, Italy). I wish you all the best & a lot of positive energy to your young nephew! I'll be praying for him & for you as well here in the Eternal City…