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When you’ve got acne, all you want to do is get rid of it. 

The good news is that you can. 

Safe, effective treatments are out there but it can be confusing to know what’s right for you

Having acne can feel embarrassing and painful. And sometimes it can be tricky to work out what's going to help and what’s going to make the breakouts even worse. 

So why not hear from the real experts?

All About Acne is a resource created by Australian health professionals to provide up-to-date, practical and relevant information for people affected by acne and to combat the many myths surrounding this common condition.  

Whether you get it as a teenager or adult, acne is a medical skin condition that can have huge physical and emotional impacts, but it can be successfully managed. This site explores skin care and lifestyles issues that can affect acne, as well as treatment options that can help get rid of or reduce acne. 

Our site has been developed to help you better understand acne but the content here is provided for general information only. It’s essential to talk with qualified health professionals who can tailor an acne management plan to your individual medical needs. 

If you have any questions or concerns about your acne or that of a family member, seek professional help through your GP or dermatologist.

All About Acne is an Information Partner of Healthdirect Australia. Funded by the Governments of Australia, Healthdirect provides easy access to trusted, quality health information and advice online.



Monday, October 15, 2018
While numerous studies have explored the negative psychological impact of acne, a recent study has made a direct link between the perceived social stigma felt by people with acne and their...
Friday, August 31, 2018
Illegally obtaining low dose isotretinoin (Oratane, Roaccutane) online or taking the acne treatment differently to how it was prescribed by a doctor is both unnecessary and dangerous, warn...
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Turbo-charging existing acne medications as well as developing better therapies with some very hi-tech microscopes is the focus for Harvard Medical School Professor, Conor Evans.
Thursday, June 07, 2018
A study looking at almost 40,000 women with moderate to severe acne has found a medication discovered in the 1950s may be as effective as a particular type of oral antibiotic in treating acne.