Research has revealed these facts about the emotional effects of acne:shutterstock_173381006-682x1024 a  

# 1  The longer acne goes on, the greater the psychological harm to personal and social life.

#2  The emotional impact of acne cannot be predicted by how severe the condition is and varies from person to person. Research shows some people with mild to moderate acne experience psychological symptoms as serious as those associated with severe acne such as anxiety and depression.

#3  Females feel the emotional impact of acne more than males and have higher rates of depression and anxiety. Researchers point to advertising featuring females with perfect, flawless skin as playing a part in this problem.