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Understanding and Tackling Acne: Its More Than Skin Deep

Quick facts about acne:

  • Acne affects nearly 20% or 5.6 million Canadians.
  • Acne affects about 90 per cent of adolescents and 20-30 per cent of adults aged 20 to 40 years.
  • More than 80 per cent of acne sufferers are between the ages of 12 and 24.
  • Acne affects the face in 99% of cases.
  • Infant acne affects approximately 20% of new born babies.
  • Acne usually starts around puberty and lasts until adulthood, although it can persist for many more years, regardless of age.
  • About 25% of teens will still have acne at age 25.
  • Women make up 75% of adult cases of acne

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