Acne is one of the biggest reasons to blame for suicides among children and young people, a recent study has revealed, despite the skin condition being easily corrected with acne treatment in Cardiff.
The National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness looked at 130 of the 145 suicides that took place of children aged ten to 19 between January 2014 and April 2015.
It found that 36 per cent of those who killed themselves suffered from a medical condition, and the most common one among them all was acne.
Director of the inquiry at the University of Manchester Professor Louis Appleby confirmed physical conditions such as acne and asthma were prominent in the findings.
The Guardian quoted the professor as saying: “It is the impact on your social life – the social withdrawal when acne becomes an embarrassment or with asthma, the physical restriction which limits your contact with other people.”
Despite the detrimental impact acne can have on sufferers, particularly adolescents, there are effective treatments that can help eradicate the blemishes.
Laser treatment is especially effective, as it destroys the bad bacteria in the skin without causing damage to any other surrounding area.
It is wise to treat acne as soon as possible to avoid scarring in the future, and laser treatment ever four weeks will have significant results on the appearance of the marks.
The Sun Online recently spoke to skin specialist Dr Firas Al-Niaimi, who advised looking at your diet, using different skin products and opting for oil or mineral-free make-up to make a big difference to your skin.