'In teenage minds, the more attractive and slimmer you are, the more attention you get'
Everyone knows how difficult it is to be a teenager. Raging hormones, changing body shapes and the sudden pressure of the opposite sex taking an interest in you, and you in them, can be overwhelming.
Imagine adding to that a face full of acne that you can't hide. You can cover up your body but your face is out there, on view, for all to see.
Far from being 'just a few spots', acne is a serious condition. New research from the British Skin Foundation has found that nearly 20pc of acne sufferers have considered suicide and around the same percentage have ended a relationship because of it.