A survey conducted by Acne Wipeout and OnePoll found that Americans miss out on dating, school, hanging out with friends, and work meetings because of their skin.
University Medical, a pharmaceutical company who releases wellness products like the Acne Wipeout skincare system, released results from a national survey conducted by Acne Wipeout and OnePoll that measured consumer confidence levels after the pandemic.1
In total, 2,000 Americans responded to the survey, 1,000 of which identified themselves of mothers of teenagers and 1,000 from the general popular aged 18 to 55. The top insecurities about transitioning to post pandemic life was weight and acne for both teens (40% and 38%) and adults (57% and 30%).
"We are in this important transition period when we are all trying to get back to life and our old routines, but for many, confidence levels take a hit when we're no longer behind masks and virtual filters," said Matt Stevens, vice president at University Medical and one of the creators of Acne Wipeout, Irvine, California. "The study reveals that acne is a top cause of self-doubt and missing out on life among today's teens and adults. Our #NOMOAcne campaign represents our mission to help teens and adults with their overall skin health, so acne is no longer a reason to miss out on life's most important moments."
It was also found that when dealing with acne, skin care, and the pandemic:1
In the realm of self-image, it was found:1
When responders were asked about their teens, in both self-confidence and communications, it was found:1
1. New survey finds Americans have missed out on dating, parties, school and work simply because of acne; many admit self-confidence has taken a hit after a year hiding behind screens, filters, and masks. Accessed September 7, 2021. Published August 11, 2021. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/new-survey-finds-americans-have-missed-out-on-dating-parties-school-and-work-simply-because-of-acne-many-admit-self-confidence-has-taken-a-hit-after-a-year-hiding-behind-screens-filters-and-masks-301352777.html