Individuals who suffer from severe acne also experience negative effects socially, emotionally, and psychologically. Research has shown correlations between acne and depression and anxiety, low self-confidence, low self-esteem, and even suicidal thoughts. How can this be addressed?
Acne may be the most well-known skin condition, but that doesn’t mean people don’t suffer from the condition or that it is easy to treat. Sure, we all get acne and other skin blemishes, especially when experiencing puberty during their teen years. But some individuals experience remarkably severe acne that is more serious than common acne flare-ups, and the condition’s consequences can be more than skin deep.
The accompanying infographic provides a brief overview of acne: the possible causes, emotional effects, lifestyle changes that may help, and how to avoid making the condition worse. You’ll find helpful tips for yourself or your teenager on managing this disease.