National Acne Positivity Day - September 1
Sun, Sep 1, 2024

National Acne Positivity Day

National Acne Positivity Day is dedicated to addressing this common skin condition and boosting self-esteem. Acne results from a malfunction of the sebaceous glands which leads to sebum and dead skin cells clogging the follicles on the face, causing inflammation and blackheads. This condition affects people of all ages but is particularly prevalent among teenagers, impacting their self-confidence. National Acne Positivity Day aims to promote a positive outlook and enhance self-esteem among those affected.


The earliest references to acne can be traced back to the Pharaonic period, with ancient records noting that pharaohs had skin problems. Cleopatra reportedly cleansed her face and treated rashes with sulfur. The first official mention in medical literature appeared in the 16th century by French physician Boissier de Sauvages de Lacroix, who described the condition as “psydracia achne”—small, hard, red bumps that did not itch.

Interesting Facts

  • Acne is one of the most common reasons for visiting a dermatologist in America, with 3.5 million consultations each year.
  • Americans spend nearly $360 million annually on acne-specific cosmetics.
  • Many misconceptions persist about acne; some people mistakenly believe it is contagious or associate it with sexually transmitted diseases.
  • Acne can significantly impact emotional well-being, often leading to low self-esteem and increased stress.
  • Approximately 80% of people will experience acne at some point in their lives.
  • Certain products can exacerbate acne, while moderate sun exposure may help improve symptoms.

How to Take Part

Share information about acne on social networks to educate others. For instance, staying hydrated benefits skin health, whereas excessive cleansing can be detrimental. Share your personal experiences with managing acne and promote self-love, regardless of skin condition. National Acne Positivity Day is about embracing oneself and practicing kindness.

When is National Acne Positivity Day сelebrated in 2024?

National Acne Positivity Day is observed on September 1st each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Sunday September 1 2024
Monday September 1 2025
Tuesday September 1 2026
Wednesday September 1 2027
Friday September 1 2028
Saturday September 1 2029

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