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Teenagers Admit Taking Social Media Break During Acne Breakouts


12:48 18 Aug 2016

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Almost half of teenagers admit they stop putting up selfies and sharing photos on their social media accounts during an acne breakout.

New 'Life with Acne' reasearch has also revealed that 80% of acne sufferers say that a breakout affects their self-esteem. Two thirds of acne sufferers find acne breakouts stressful.

The La Roche-Posay research has been described as "a comprehensive look at past and current acne sufferers in Ireland", and revealed more than half who suffer from acne are constantly self-conscious about the condition.

Dr Niki Ralph, Consultant Dermatologist with La Roche-Posay, said "The impact of acne and sensitive skin conditions on patients go much further than skin deep."

"Every day I meet patients who are struggling with acne and while much of my day is spent dealing with how to treat it, with the use of topical therapies, antibiotics, hormonal and retinoid bases therapies the impact on patients' confidence and self-esteem is often a major issue", she added.

Irish Youtube Vlogger, Melanie Murphy, has seen a dermatologist for her acne for over ten years.

"I made my breakthrough on Youtube by discussing my experience of acne. Once I figured out a skin care routine that worked for me and learned how to camouflage flare ups with make-up, I was on a mission to share this information with others."

The results of the survey have been released to mark the latest addition to the Effaclar range of skincare products for acne, oily and blemish prone skin, Effaclar Duo (+) Unifiant.

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