Acne is often written off as a trivial condition. It’s not ideal, and nobody wants it, but it’s rarely treated as a truly serious problem.

However, Skin Inc. has recently run a story that talks about efforts to raise awareness about the severe, long-term emotional impact that acne can offer, especially when there is any kind of scarring to contend with. It turns out that this is a rather pervasive problem, as 40% of acne sufferers can end up with some sort of scarring.

According to an independent study, 71% of surveyed consumers with acne scars feel their scars from acne negatively affect their self-confidence. To combat the self-image issues that acne scars leave with consumers, Suneva Medical and the National Association for Self-Esteem are committed to raising awareness and inspiring change in the way people handle the emotional impact associated with acne scars.

The tips include acknowledging and valuing your worth as a person, understanding your treatment options, finding a support group and considering therapy. All of these steps can help combat depression and self-esteem issues associated with acne scarring.

Of course, it’s better to avoid getting acne scars in the first place. It all starts with acne prevention. Click here to find out how our stand-alone acne buster, Repiderm, can help you keep your skin clean, clear, and fresh so that you never have to grapple with the pain of acne scars.