Penelope’s Acne Story

“Having bad acne completely changed my personality”

“Having bad acne completely changed my personality. I started not looking people in the eye when talking; instead I would look down to the ground. I stopped going out socially because I was just too embarrassed about my acne.

Overall, I was just completely shattered about having the acne and the impact it was having on all areas of my life. I covered my face in make-up during the day and then at night when I would take the make-up off, the acne would really hurt.

After suffering with the acne for a few months and trying numerous gels and lotions and antibiotics, I asked my GP for a referral to a dermatologist.

It took a while to get an appointment with a dermatologist but it was the best thing I did. I tried a few different treatments and was then put on small doses of isotretinoin which was very good at controlling my oil glands. There have been no side effects and for me the turnaround has been amazing.

My self confidence has come back as my skin is now looking so much healthier and I feel a lot happier.”

– Penelope, 42

Penelope's Acne Story
Seeing a doctor for acne

Seeing a doctor for acne

When acne makes it difficult for you to enjoy your life, it’s definitely time to see a doctor.


Lasted Updated: February 18, 2020