Our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing are linked to one another. As a result, it is common for our physical health and appearance to have an impact on the way that we think and feel about ourselves.
Acne changes the appearance of our skin and can leave us feeling upset and distressed. As many as one in four of us who have acne will experience a change to their mental state.
In this section of Acne Support you will find information about how acne might impact on our emotional and mental wellbeing. You will also find information on some of the treatment options that are available to you, which may help you to start feeling better about your acne.
If you feel like you need to speak to someone straight away about how you are feeling then there are some helplines that may be able to assist you. You can find the details of some of these organisations near the bottom of this page.