This is the most common skincare problem seen by doctors and pretty much everybody gets a pimple somewhere on their body at some point in their life. But for those with more severe cases acne is not just some minor nuisance, it can have major effects on self-esteem and quality of life.
To learn more check out our resources below and let us know about other great stuff we might have missed.
The Best of the Rest
|An Acne Overview
||This page from The Canadian Skin Patient Alliance (CSPA) covers all the basics.
||A nice balance of "Fast Facts" with a deeper diver into the causes of acne. Also worth checking out the other acne info on the site (see the list on the side of the page). Especially like the Coping and Support section which links out to an on-line group where you can talk to others with acne. |
|Isotretinoin [Accutane] and mental health - What does the evidence say?
||This page from Australia's MedicineWise explains what the evidence says about the acne drug isotretinoin and mental health issues.
||Thought it was worth including this link since I get questions in clinic about the possible risks involved with taking isotretinoin (often referred to by one of its common brand names, Accutane). When making a decision about treatment it's worth checking out the best, evidence-based information, considering your personal goals and then talking to your health-care professional about your options. |
||A one-pager on teen acne from the Canadian Dermatology Association.
||Manages to get lots of useful acne info - myths, treatments, do's and dont's - into a manageable amount of reading.|
|Adult Acne: A video from the Mayo Clinic
||In this short video a Mayo clinic dermatologist talks about treating adult acne and dispells a few myths about the condition.
||Short and sweet but manages to fit in a lot of useful information. I like that it takes you how treatment changes depending on the severity of the acne. As usual there's no one-size-fits-all solution here.|