Choosing the
right skin care
Helping your
teen cope   
with acne    
Impact of acne
can be more  
than skin deep
In a spot of
bother about
Males & acne.
Why sex      
Skin bacteria.
Just one part of
the acne puzzle

When you’ve got acne, all you want to do is get rid of it. 

The good news is that you can. 

Safe, effective treatments are out there but it can be confusing to know what’s right for you

Having acne can feel embarrassing and painful. And sometimes it can be tricky to work out what's going to help and what’s going to make the breakouts even worse. 

So why not hear from the real experts?

All About Acne is a resource created by Australian health professionals to provide up-to-date, practical and relevant information for people affected by acne and to combat the many myths surrounding this common condition.  

Whether you get it as a teenager or adult, acne is a medical skin condition that can have huge physical and emotional impacts, but it can be successfully managed. This site explores skin care and lifestyles issues that can affect acne, as well as treatment options that can help get rid of or reduce acne. 

Our site has been developed to help you better understand acne but the content here is provided for general information only. It’s essential to talk with qualified health professionals who can tailor an acne management plan to your individual medical needs. 

If you have any questions or concerns about your acne or that of a family member, seek professional help through your GP or dermatologist.

All About Acne is an Information Partner of Healthdirect Australia. Funded by the Governments of Australia, Healthdirect provides easy access to trusted, quality health information and advice online.



Thursday, June 15, 2017
A topical acne treatment combining adapalene with benzoyl peroxide (Epiduo) is now available in a stronger form as Epiduo Forte. The newer treatment has triple the adapalene dose found in...
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
A dermatology professor is hoping to start clinical trials for an acne vaccine developed over the past five years. Acne can result in inflammatory lesions – the lumps and bumps on the skin –...
Friday, March 24, 2017
A recent survey has found almost two-thirds of British teens with acne are verbally abused because of their skin condition. The British Skin Foundation’s survey of 10-18 year-olds with acne...
Monday, November 14, 2016
In recognition of World Antibiotic Awareness Week (14-20 November), the Australasian College of Dermatologists has re-issued its advice to avoid using antibiotics alone for the treatment of...