Adult Acne Isn’t Just Annoying — It’s Holding Women Back at Work
You know the classic nightmare where you’re in school and you have to present to the class, only to stand up and realize you’re naked? When you have adult acne, that’s pretty much what it feels like every day at work—at least emotionally. I personally can’t shake the feeling that everyone is staring at me—judging me—over my constant breakouts, which leaves me feeling anxious and exposed.
Anyone who’s had a pimple can tell you that acne impacts self-esteem, but it goes far beyond vanity. “We know there’s a link between acne and depression, specifically with women,” says dermatologist and Proactiv partner Rachel Nazarian, M.D. Case in point: A 2018 study in the British Journal of Dermatology revealed that patients with an acne diagnosis have a 63% higher chance of developing depression compared with those who don’t.
Source: Glamour – Adult Acne Isn’t Just Annoying — It’s Holding Women Back at Work By, Bella Cacciatore