Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, and many of us have or will experience the ramifications of breakouts at some point in our lives. Let's look at some numbers:
- 50 Million Americans are affected every year with acne.
- 85% of those aged 12-24 experience at least minor acne. (1)
Many of us have experienced acne as teens, but research has shown a rise in the amount of adults experiencing acne as well.
Studies show that the longer acne lasts, the more likely it is to effect one's emotions. Without treatment, acne can also worsen. If acne becomes severe, scars can appear as the acne clears. Acne has been linked to some pretty serious conditions affecting our mental and emotional well-being, including: depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, poor self-image, decreased quality of life, and a feeling of being all alone. (2)
Any of us who have had severe acne can testify that it's an awful thing to go through day in and day out. Cystic acne can be quite painful and leave behind acne marks and scarring that last for many years.
It pains me that people who suffer from acne "feel all alone" when the numbers tell otherwise. Please know that there is a community of acne sufferers who understand what you're going through and want to help. It's what we're focused on building at Gold & Grove!
We have seen first-hand VAST improvement of thousands of individuals with acne prone skin when given the proper vitamins. We believe giving our skin the nutrients it needs to be healthy is the best defense in acne treatment because it stops acne at the source. It is our mission to spread this news and let people know there is hope and clear skin is obtainable!
(1) American Academy of Dermatology, https://www.aad.org/media/stats/conditions/skin-conditions-by-the-numbers
(2) American Academy of Dermatology, https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/acne-and-rosacea/acne#treatment