On the Connection Between Mental Health and Acne
Chamberlain has never been one to shy away from discussing her mental health or her acne. When I asked her about the connection between the two, Chamberlain admits even she's still figuring out how to find a happy and secure balance of it all.
"You can't beat yourself up about what somebody else is going to think about your skin because, to be completely honest, nobody is even going to think about it."
"The thing that people need to remember is that everyone is really concerned with themselves and not as much with everyone else," she told POPSUGAR. "You can't beat yourself up about what somebody else is going to think about your skin because, to be completely honest, nobody is even going to think about it. Nobody cares if you have a zit, nobody cares if you're wearing an outfit that isn't cool, no one cares. Everybody is focussed on themselves. Once you realise that, you can eliminate that element and then you have to learn how to accept yourself for what it is every morning."
She noted that this is, obviously, easier said than done, but she has a strategy. "I think that if in every other element of your life you feel like you're doing your absolute best the things that are inconsequential, like how your skin is looking, becomes so much less important," she said, referring to the things in life you can control and strengthen your self-esteem. "It's weird how that all goes hand-in-hand. If you feel like you're not a good friend, or you feel like, eh, I'm not being a good family member, that makes your self-esteem lower and then it just makes everything worse."
For Chamberlain, it's important to remember that acne is normal; having insecurities about your skin is totally normal. "Everybody deals with it at some point in their life," she said. "I mean there are a few people that don't, but like, 90 percent of people probably deal with it. That's a fake statistic, but I believe that to be true."