#AcneAwarenessMonth: How we support you on your skin journey
Acne doesn’t discriminate. According to the NHS, 95 per cent of people aged 11 to 30 will be affected by acne to some extent, and it doesn’t stop with age. It’s estimated that one in three people with the skin condition are over the age of 35. That’s a lot of people experiencing acne at any given time!
As well as the visible effects of acne, there are invisible symptoms, too. Research has found that around one in four people who have acne also experience a mental health concern. On top of this, factors like your mood and stress can actually trigger acne, creating an ongoing cycle for your skin.
At Dermatica, we want you to know that skin concerns are not something that you need to deal with alone. Our goal is to help you manage your skin, while prioritising your health, which is why we’ve created multiple resources for our community to navigate skin-related worries.
Here’s how we can help.
- Join our community
Our Facebook group is full of people on the same skin journey as you. Use it as a place to offload, seek and share support, and get advice from other members who know what you’re going through.
- Remember, you’re not alone
Did you know that around 10% of the global population is affected by acne? Knowing this may not make your personal relationship with acne any easier, but hearing other people’s stories might. We regularly feature real Dermatica users on our blog, talking us through the highs and lows of their skin journey — find out more.
- Speak to a dermatology expert
Our clinical team is on hand to support you through every step of your acne journey. Ask us questions about the products you can use, or let us know if your skin concerns have changed and you’d like to adjust your formula — we’re at your disposal!
- Treat yourself with kindness
Perfect skin doesn’t exist. Fact. Remember that a lot of what you see online will be heavily filtered — instead, try exploring online movements that celebrate real skin. Follow the #skinpositivity #acnecommunity and #acnesolution threads on Instagram, and check out unfiltered skin journeys that are shared, and applauded, at @dermatica.skin.
Remember, from your doctor to mental health experts, there are many professionals who will be happy to speak to you at any time and help you create an action plan to best manage your mental health. If you are struggling with your mental health, it’s important to seek out a support system in your local area, or online.