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Women Suffer 50 Bad Skin Days a Year...Do You?

3rd November 2014

Most people think that acne is something that only teenagers get, but as many women (and men) know, acne does not magically disappear once you hit adulthood. In fact, even if you didn’t suffer from acne as a teen, you can still develop it as an adult.

A recent survey of 2000 adults conducted by Superdrug revealed some interesting statistics about adult acne, and particularly, women who suffer with it.

Physical Effect

The research showed that, on average, women have 50 acne-filled days per year, which is around four days every month. And these women are not just suffering from full-blown acne, but also other skin issues such as oily skin, white heads and dry, flaky skin.

Of the surveyed women, 47% of them said that they continue to suffer from acne breakouts well into adulthood and 16% actually said that their skin had become worse as they got older. The research indicates that the typical female experiences her worst skin at the age of 24.

Emotional Effect

But acne and other skin issues are not just physical afflictions. They also greatly affect a person’s confidence and overall quality of life. One in three of the women indicated that they are so self-conscious about their skin, that they avoid talking to people, and one in seven have actually called off a date because they were so embarrassed by the condition of their skin. Luckily for these women and anyone else suffering from adult acne, there are a number of treatments available that can help to give them smooth, blemish-free skin.

Women who suffer with adult acne believe that without it their love lives, social lives, career and general quality of life would improve. By consulting with an expert dermatologist, they can help you determine what treatment would be most appropriate for your skin. Then by following proper after-care procedures, you can maintain an improved complexion and renew your sense of self-confidence.

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