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Teenage Acne – the emotional toil

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Teenage Acne – the emotional toil

As a parent you worry about every aspect of your teenager’s life, from their safety and security to their physical and emotional state. During high school teenagers start coming into their personalities and define who they are and what they stand for. It is during this stage of life they are exposed to multiple pressures. They suffer under pressure to perform academically, pressure to perform in the sports arena as well as pressure of trying to fit in and look the part. Peer pressure and bullying are major concerns during this time and many children who are physically or socially different from others may be targeted.

Acne affects approximately 85% of the teenager population (between the ages of 12-25). Taking into consideration that so many people are affected by acne there should be a supportive environment for people suffering from this condition. Unfortunately this is not the case and bullying, teasing and social stigma are the common realities in schools. Acne can significantly a person’s confidence and self-esteem resulting in them being withdrawn or insecure. The severity of the acne does not necessarily directly relate to insecurity of the person. Even an individual who suffers from mild to moderate acne can be affected psychologically and in severe cases low self-esteem can even lead to depression.

Acne is an easily treatable condition and parents should take the necessary steps to reduce acne before it can affect their child’s confidence. Patients can use over the counter medication or even prescription medication to reduce symptoms. Dermalex Acne is an over the counter topical medication that has proven to reduce mild to moderate papules by 52%. Dermalex Acne forms an antiseptic shield on the skin to reduce p.acne bacterial growth; one of the major causes of acne formation. It also contains soothing and calming ingredients that help control the oil production, reduce the redness and soothe the skin.

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Reference List

http://www.nveee.org/statistics/

http://kidshealth.org/teen/your_body/skin_stuff/acne.html

http://www.dermalex.co.za/

http://edition.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/11/29/acne.depression/

http://www.dermnetnz.org/acne/acne-psychological-effects.html