Acne is the single-most common skin condition with nearly 85% of us experiencing it at some point in our lives. It’s not just a teenage condition either, as it affects almost 20% of adults.
There are 2 types of acne – non-inflammatory which characterised by comedones (blackheads and whiteheads) and inflammatory acne which presents as pus-filled spots (pustules) which can be red, become hard and tender to touch. Acne usually starts at puberty and varies in severity, from a few spots on the face, back and chest which most adolescents will have at some time, to a more serious problem that may be embarrassing, sap self-confidence and cause scarring. For the majority it tends to resolve by the late teens or early twenties but can persist for longer in some people. Acne can develop for the first time in people in their late twenties or even the thirties and can occasionally occur in young children.
Whatever your situation, it’s nothing to be embarrassed about, and we’re here to help you.