Acne must be taken more seriously, charities say story featuring Dr Anjali Mahto
Society must take greater steps to treat acne as a serious condition, skin charities have said.
The condition is characterised by pussy spots on the body and sometimes on the face, and can lead to low self-esteem and the bullying of sufferers.
British Skin Foundation research has found nearly 20 per cent of acne sufferers have considered suicide and around the same percentage have ended a relationship because of it. Nearly 60 per cent experienced verbal abuse because of their condition.
Campaigners have called for greater support and want to promote the idea that acne is a medical condition like any other.