PosterAAW2015FBTo coincide with the start of the new school year and fresh beginnings, the Acne and Rosacea Society of Canada has designated September 14-20, 2015, Acne Awareness Week in Canada!

Acne Awareness Week, listed in Health Canada’s Calendar of Health Promotion, provides an opportunity to raise awareness about acne, a common, treatable skin condition affecting 5 million Canadians.

Often dismissed as “just pimples”, acne can result in significant emotional distress and permanent scarring.

There are so many myths and misconceptions about acne such as “you just have to get through it”, “it’s caused by poor hygiene or diet”, or “nothing can be done about it”.

So for this first-ever Acne Awareness Week, we’re debunking the Top 5 Acne Myths that are holding Canadians back from getting acne under control, and feeling confident and happy.

  • You’re invited to join the conversation about acne awareness on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #youcanbeatacne to share your thoughts and experiences. Check out and comment on our Facebook posts on Acne Action and @AcneAction.

*Please note we do not answer any individual health questions related to acne. For advice about your specific condition, please see your doctor. We do not provide recommendations for any medical professionals, treatments or products.