According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), ʺAcne is the most common skin disorder in the United States, affecting 40 million to 50 million Americans.ʺ
The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), a part of the Department of Health and Human Services' National Institutes of Health (NIH), states an estimated 80 percent of people between the ages 11-30 will have acne. Acne does not discriminate. People of all color and ages can have acne.
Because acne affects so many young adults, many times acne can cause emotional scars as well as physical scars. In most cases acne is temporary, treatable and manageable.
Sometimes people with acne suffer from depression or low-self esteem. The physical appearance of acne doesn’t define you. If you suffer from acne, think of acne as a phase of your life -- not your life.