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The emotional impact of acne

Studies continue to show acne can be associated with social isolation, self-consciousness, low self-esteem, reduced employment prospects, depression and anxiety.

The impact of acne is more than skin deep. Acne can cause psychological scars without any physical ones needing to be present.

If you have mild acne or moderate acne, facial pimples before a big night out or before an important interview can be embarrassing and erode confidence and feelings of self-worth.

Waking up to several large, red, tender lumps on your chin that will take weeks to settle doesn't help put a smile on your face as you start the day.

Acne can all too frequently interfere with enjoyment of life and can hold you back from actively pursuing your dreams, so it's important to seek medical help as soon as possible.

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