The Effects of Acne on Mental Health

Acne is a common skin condition that affects many teenagers and can significantly impact their mental health. Studies have shown that teenagers with acne are more likely to experience anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and poor body image than those without acne. The social and emotional impacts of acne can be especially difficult for teenagers who are already navigating the challenges of adolescence. 

Acne can cause embarrassment, shame, and social isolation, leading to sadness and loneliness. It can also affect their confidence and self-esteem, making them feel unattractive and insecure. In some cases, acne can also lead to more serious mental health issues, such as body dysmorphic disorder, characterized by obsessive thoughts about perceived flaws in one’s appearance. If required, teenagers with acne need emotional support from family, friends and mental health professionals. 

Treatment for acne, including topical or oral medications, can help to improve skin health and boost self-confidence. Developing healthy coping strategies, such as exercise, meditation, and relaxation techniques, can help reduce stress and improve overall mental health.

These are some of the reasons Dr. Rahima Hirji, ND formulated a new probiotic skincare line called Tank Skincare Inc. (  Her teenagers, and those of their friends, were experiencing acne and using strong creams and prescription medication to treat their skin.  However, few were seeing positive results, and many were experiencing significant side effects. As a Naturopath, Dr. Rahima, wanted to create something clean, safe and effective, without unwanted side effects.

Tank Skincare was developed in response to the need to address acne concerns. The formulas contain revolutionary ingredients that treat acne and redness while leaving the skin soft and hydrated. The cleanser contains Salicylic acid, which helps the skin shed dead cells while reducing redness and swelling, helping decrease pimples. It has been paired with Sea Buckthorn oil to leave the skin feeling soft. The moisturizer combines salicylic acid and a revolutionary probiotic blend that reduces acne-causing bacteria on the skin by optimizing its ecoflora and improving its overall health and appearance. This results in a radiant and smoothing effect. Together, these products fight current acne breakouts while changing the skin flora to make it less prone to future breakouts.

The social and emotional impacts of acne can be especially difficult for teenagers who are already navigating the challenges of adolescence.