Acne is a common skin condition involving the oil-producing glands in the skin. Acne can include blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, and large, red, painful bumps and cysts. Almost all acne sufferers (99%) have spots on the face. Acne can also affect the neck, back, chest and shoulders. 

Who gets acne?hp-lifestyle  shutterstock_109429289 aYou are not alone!

Acne affects most teens and young adults.

Around 85% of 12 – 24 years old have acne.

Acne affects people of all ethnic groups.

In Canada, acne affects 5 million Canadians or almost 20% of the population.

In the past, acne was seen as a mainly teenage skin problem.However, studies show it is prevalent in adults too, particularly women. Up to 22% of women – or 1 in 5 – suffer from acne.

Acne is ranked in the top 3 most prevalent skin conditions in the USA, UK and France