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Acne affects 90% of teens and up to 1 in 5 women.

Often dismissed as ‘just pimples’, research shows acne can cause significant emotional effects and scars. The good news is you can take control of acne. Take action. Feel better.

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“Dear acne, don’t come back… ever!”

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  • Mild to moderate acne can be distressing…

    Some people with mild to moderate acne experience psychological symptoms as serious as those associated with severe acne such as anxiety and depression.

  • Effects of acne felt years later..

    Some acne sufferers say the psychological effects associated with this condition, such as hurt and shame, continue to be felt for many years. Experts call this “emotional scarring”.



  • Acne and your genes

    There is a genetic component to acne. One study of teens sufferers found 78% had a close family relative with the condition. Those with a family history are more likely to get it at an earlier age and develop severe acne.