Real Life Stories
Acne sufferer who was called pizza face by school bullies finds salvation for her skin with Clarol's Nordic Birch & Willow Primer for acne-prone skin
Adult acne sufferer Daisy Welch, 25, an advertising executive from Milton Keynes, talks
Lianne Barnett, 31, a beautician from Stoke on Trent. first developed adult acne at 25 which her doctor mistakenly diagnosed as dermatitis.
We're often told that beating acne is all about reducing bacteria. But in fact, its only bad skin bacteria that needs to be reduced. Good skin bacteria actually needs to be increased to help fight acne. Which is why so many OTC acne treatments leave the skin so damaged and often kick off a cycle of increasingly more severe acne outbreaks.
A survey among acne sufferers by the British Skin Foundation found one in five of the 2,299 respondents had contemplated suicide as a result of not finding an acne cure. More than half of sufferers (56 per cent) have been the victim of verbal abuse from friends and family, while one in five blame the condition for the breakdown of a relationship.
Indigo Faulkner, 18, is an A Level student from Bridgenorth in Shropshire Indigo says; “When you say to friends you can’t go out because you have a cold sore, they think you’re being silly or vain.
Sophie Rusetto is a 27-year old actress from Glastonbury in Somerset. For years she struggled with severe facial and body acne that impacted on both her professional and personal life.
Pat Woodward, 60, an estate agent from the Hampshire, suffered with psoriasis for over ten years. At times her hands were so sore and unsightly she would wear gloves to work.
Frances Batten, 33, is a medical secretary and mother of three from Somerset who developed rosacea after the sudden death of her mother.
Frances says; “If my sister hadn’t found Kalme caper cream when she did, I think I’d have dropped into a black hole of despair about the state of my skin, which was ravaged with rosacea and not a