Pimples, zits, blackheads, whiteheads -- regardless of what you call your blemishes, they certainly can be difficult to ignore when you look in the mirror. But do other people see your blemishes before your beauty? Take our quiz to find out.
We started you off with an easy one! Dermatologists specialize in treating skin conditions.
Topical acne treatments that contain benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid are often strong enough to prevent and control mild acne, preventing the need for prescription treatments.
False. People you interact with would need to be very close to you to be able to scrutinize your skin the same way you do.
All of these options are treatments shown to be successful against cases of moderate to severe acne. Oral contraceptives are also used to treat acne in female patients.
People with frequent breakouts may have low self-esteem, coupled with feelings of embarrassment, discomfort and humiliation.
True. For many people, the feelings caused by skin breakouts are more serious than the acne itself.
People with blemishes often experience low self-esteem and negative feelings, leading to depression, anxiety and social withdrawal in some.
In rare, severe cases, the psychological effects of breakouts may lead patients to develop body dysmorphic disorder.
People suffering from body dysmorphic disorder preoccupy themselves with their own perceived defects and obsess about fixing those flaws.
When your blemished skin affects your relationships, work and social life, it may be time to see your family physician or dermatologist.