The Social Impact of Acne
The negative results of acne
Acne is one of the most troublesome conditions of our times. While most people suffering from acne do not experience any kind of physical discomfort, they make up for this by psychological scarring.
This effect has not been studied in depth because acne is a common, non-threatening condition that comes and goes on its own and any psychological effects attached to it were not seen as particularly important.
However, acne has a stronger than suspected impact on the lives of people today.
Studies conducted by researchers showed that people suffering from acne also display:
- Low self-confidence
- Feelings of inadequacy
- Refusal to socialize
- Low self-esteem
These effects are triggered by the negative effect acne has on looks and the resulting apprehension of negative reactions from others. People suffering from acne can end up living unsatisfying lives and fail in school, jobs and social interaction.