Acne Awareness Month 2018

Acne affects 90% of teens and up to 1 in 5 women around the world.

“The Acne and Rosacea Society of Canada has just launched “Skin Confident”, a 1-hour, healthy skin and acne education program for Canadian high school students with proven, positive results.”

Skin Confident is a program that is freely available for school nurses, teachers and anyone interested in presenting it to high school students in Canada.

“It appears there is no formal teaching about acne at high schools despite the fact that about 90% of students have it,” says Dr. Jason Rivers, Vancouver dermatologist and president of the society. “This is particularly concerning since acne has been shown to affect self-esteem and may cause significant emotional distress.

To read more about this topic and more information about the acne awareness month, visit the acne action Canada website at

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