Some people may think that acne is just a pimple or two, but certain severities of acne may appear differently. Mild or moderate acne can cause the appearance of relatively small pimples to moderately sized lesions. Some acne can go beyond these types of breakouts and become severe. Severe acne can cause painful eruptions that could take over your face, back, and chest. With any of these severities, you may feel like no matter what you try, you can’t move beyond your acne. It may seem like your acne is interrupting your daily activities and holding you back from important moments and experiences. But there is hope. Face your breakouts—because you are not your acne.
If you’re concerned about your acne and the effects it may have on you and your skin, take the acne-assessment quiz. It may be able to help you determine if it’s time to talk to your dermatologist and take on your acne.
My acne symptoms are:
I’ve had acne for longer than 6 months:
I’ve tried the following treatments (select all that apply):
When it comes to acne-related scarring, my philosophy is:
I feel like I miss out on experiences because of my acne: