Someone once very rightly said “Adolescence is just one big walking pimple” and we couldn’t agree more.
Adolescence means growing up and experiencing things you weren’t mentally prepared for. Being introduced to changes in your body, noticing how the world starts looking at you differently, and a lot of things you wish never existed.
It also comes with a lot of firsts. Your first crush, the first time you get invited to cool parties, your first ‘girly gossip gang’ and a lot of other firsts that have been etched in your memories and tucked away behind all the new ones that changed your life for good. While all of these experiences transform a girl’s life and show her a different perspective, it’s also something else that makes you want to question everything. Her unwanted, unexpected, extremely demotivating first pimple.
It’s one of the most important yet annoying changes a girl’s skin experiences when she hits puberty. Her first pimple changes her life in ways she wasn’t really ready for. And when someone asks her to show her face, all she can think of is…
But, we aren’t here to tell you it’s all downhill from here. We’re here you to tell you how some of the changes you’ll go through during this phase will be terrible initially, but will eventually transform it into a love-hate relationship you’ll fix in a giffy!
Changes in your physical appearance.
Your body undergoes a lot of changes during puberty. Your body experiences a lot of hormonal changes including body hair, suddenly you can’t wear that favourite tight-fitted camisole you always loved and the enemy you’re stuck with for most of your life – your periods.
People Will Look At Your Differently And You’ll Notice Them Too.
You’re no longer the sweet little kid whose mistakes were overlooked because you were too ‘young’ to understand it. People look at you differently. They’ll observe you, judge you, and sometimes even check you out. Yes! They will. But guess what? You couldn’t care less because you’re confident, you have ambitions, you have future plans, you have a lot on your plate to keep you busy now.
Your First Pimple Will Be Painful
You’re going to be asked a lot of questions. And no, it isn’t your fault. It’s just a pimple. It’s literally a sign that you need to be taking better care of yourself. And it’s okay. But your friends won’t be your worst nightmares, those neighbourhood nosy aunties might come up to you and say “Beta, ab toh jawaan ho gayi ho tum” and you’ll silently kill them twice in your head. But then again, it’s just a pimple. You’ll get over it!
A Face Wash Advertisement
All those face wash advertisements which you’ve been conveniently ignoring until now will suddenly start making a lot of sense. These commercials will be relatable and you’ll already be half-way across the street buying the face wash before they even reach the end of the commercial.
You’ll Start Believing In The Magic Of Beauty Creams
Oh Yes! This is when you’ll believe in literally everything that tells you this will make you look pretty. Beauty creams will no longer be just another OTC product, you’ll see them as miraculous saviors who become your bfs when your dearest and biggest pimple decides to visit unexpectedly.
You Will Spend More Time In Front Of The Mirror
Unfortunately, you’ll start caring more about your looks than you previously did. Pure, and pimple free skin is sometimes you can only dream of, and thanks to your new-found love – pimples, who never visit without warning, you begin following a strict beauty regime.
Yes, your body is going to change. You’ll enter a new world of ‘Firsts’ and some of them will hurt you, while some of them may live with you forever, but out of all these unexpected mishaps, you’ll always need someone who can come to your rescue and help you go back to your true self.