Many people experience emotional distress because of their acne
For people who’ve never had acne, it might seem odd to be worried about pimples,. However, there are several studies showing that acne can cause psychological as well as physical scars.
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!
If you have mild or moderate acne, pimples before a big night out or before an important interview can feel embarrassing and erode your confidence and self-esteem.
For some people who have severe acne, just leaving the house can be a huge challenge.
Studies show acne can be linked to social isolation, self-consciousness, low self-esteem, reduced employment prospects, anxiety, depression and even suicidal thoughts so it's important to seek medical help as soon as possible.
Moderate to severe acne can also damage the surface and underlying layers of the skin, which can result in flat discoloured scars, pitted, indented skin or thick raised scars.
Scarring can be prevented with early, effective treatment. Find out more about treatments for acne scars.
If acne is interfering with your enjoyment of life and holding you back from actively pursuing your dreams, it’s best to speak to your doctor and get some help.