Sometime around April 2020, we ran a mini-campaign on Instagram. We reached out to our followers and asked them some of the worst comments that had been made about their acne. The list was long. The list was heartless. And worst of all, the list left those suffering from the condition with lasting pain. It affected their self confidence and their mental health and so we decided that the time was right to create a short film to create more awareness about the condition.
As it is, acne sufferers commonly experience depression and anxiety, and given the intimate link between the skin and mental health, this can actually aggravate the condition, leading to further deterioration of mental health and so on in a never-ending downward spiral.
It’s important to remember that anyone can experience acne at any point in their life, and in fact, a vast majority of people actually do. And while diet, lifestyle, inappropriate skin care, and several other factors can play a role in bringing the condition on or in aggravating it, no one makes their skin break out willingly. Those suffering from the condition are already conscious enough of it as it is, without needing constant reminders of it from those around them.
Words can hurt, choose them carefully. And you never know when and if you might be the one waking up with a pimple.
To acne sufferers:
You are more than your imperfections. Don’t let your imperfections define you. If you’re suffering from acne and need help, you can always reach out to us for support and we promise to help you to the best of our abilities. <3
Join our Facebook support group for acne sufferers.