National Acne Positivity Day is dedicated to the fight against this aesthetic flaw. Acne is a skin disease that occurs as a result of a malfunction of the sebaceous glands. In this case, sebum and dead cells clog the follicles of the hairs located on the face. As a result, acne and blackheads appear, and the skin looks inflamed and unhealthy. The disease can affect people of any age, but teenagers most often suffer from it, and this impacts their self-confidence. National Acne Positivity Day aims to combat this aesthetic flaw and boost self-esteem.
The earliest references to acne date back to the Pharaonic period. Ancient records confirm the pharaohs had skin problems, and Cleopatra cleansed her face and fought rashes with sulfur. In medical literature, the first official mention of the disease appeared in the 16th century. Acne was described by the French physician Boissier de Sauvage Lacroix. The specialist used the term “psydracia achne” and described the rash as small, hard, red bumps that did not itch.
- Acne is one of the most popular reasons for visiting a doctor in America – 3,5 million people see a specialist for rashes.
- Every year, Americans spend almost $360 million on specialty acne cosmetics.
- Unfortunately, many people do not know why rashes occur, and believe this disease is transmitted to healthy people from those already infected. Moreover, dermatological diseases in some people are associated with sexually transmitted diseases.
- Acne negatively affects the emotional state of a person. People with rashes have low self-esteem and are prone to stress.
- According to statistics, about 80% of people are faced with the problem of rashes.
- Some products can worsen the condition of the skin. A quarter of an hour in the sun, on the contrary, helps to get rid of acne.
How to take part
Share more information about acne on social networks. For example, many people don’t know that having enough water is good for skin health, while over-cleansing will only make matters worse. Tell your story on social networks, share how you coped with rashes. Regardless of skin condition, a person should love themselves – this is what National Acne Positivity Day teaches. Be kind to yourself on this day.
When is National Acne Positivity Day celebrated in 2023?
National Acne Positivity Day is observed on September 1 each year.