Acne goes beyond skin deep.
Acne sucks. For many, it’s been a nuisance since puberty. For others, it showed up later in life. Whatever the case, having facial blemishes can have a deep impact on your quality of life and how you feel about yourself. And that can take a toll.
Studies have shown that — beyond the physical scars —acne can lead to self-consciousness, depression, lack of confidence, embarrassment, shame and social withdrawal. In a lot of cases, people with acne experience similar emotional and psychological problems as those with asthma, epilepsy, diabetes, back pain or arthritis.
It’s frustrating. It’s sad. It’s infuriating. It’s embarrassing. And unless you’ve been through it, it’s tough to understand. The battle with acne can make you feel isolated, but it’s important to know you’re not alone.
In one study, 75% of people with acne reported that it made them feel less confident and more self-conscious.
As you get older, coping with acne can become more of a challenge. According to studies, people over 20 are more likely to suffer appearance-related concerns because of their acne than 16-19 year olds.
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