Facts, Fiction and
There is probably more rubbish talked about acne than any other health related
problem - possibly because acne affects so many people, of all ages, across all nationalities and ethnic
Acne - a fundamental design flaw in humans?
In some ways, acne has every appearance of being a fundamental design flaw in humans because almost
every human is forced to live through months or even years of often painful, and always embarrassing, acne
breakouts as they pass through their teenage years - exactly when confidence and self esteem is at its lowest
point, and exactly when sensitivity to physical appearance is at it's highest.
But if that was the only acne issue - a transitional teenage problem with embarrassment as it's
major symptom - you wouldn't find thousands of people a day searching the internet for information on pimples,
zits, and acne treatment.
Acne can be a serious problem with long-lasting consequences
Unfortunately, acne can become a far more serious issue - a life-long problem, affecting much more
body area than just the face, and with a reality of permanent scarring for many. And acne can have
life-long implications in terms of confidence, self-esteem, and social and relationship skills. With even more
implications in the job-market, if we're to be honest about this.
And skin-care becomes much more than just the conventional chores associated with looking after
your skin. Acne can drag you through increasing intensities of treatments - from a cleaning regimen to natural
treatments to acne medications to semi-surgical acne treatments such as chemical
peels. And then there are the cases where surgical treatment is genuinely called for.
Dealing with acne can also become an expensive proposition, too. Some of the best known acne
treatments become a regular drain on the pocketbook - they can be effective, but boy, you pay and you have to keep
paying because the acne will comeback as soon as you stop the treatment. It's a merchant's dream, of course - and
everyone else's nightmare.
A Focus on the facts
There are a lot of myths surrounding the topic of acne, some harmless, some not
so. What I've tried to do on this site is simply present some solid information on acne, to help you better
understand acne and help you treat it more effectively - regardless of whether your interest is in popping a zit
that threatens a night out, or coming up with a strategy to deal once and for all with a life long problem.
Acne-free doesn't have to be a dream - but the key to getting rid of acne is knowledge.