Barcelona, September 21, 2023.
More than a hundred employees of the Eucerin® Dermocosmetic Laboratory participate in this volunteer day. Eucerin's social mission in the world aims to promote the social inclusion of people and groups of all ages affected by skin diseases. Dermatological problems, fear of isolation, low self-esteem or even anxiety are some of the symptoms that adolescents with acne problems can suffer.
The dermocosmetics brand Eucerin® held a volunteer day yesterday in institutes throughout Spain, the purpose of which is to provide young people with information about acne and its dermatological and psychological consequences. Within its Corporate Social Responsibility program, Care Beyond Skin Day (CBSD), the employees of the German firm have visited more than 4,000 students from 3rd year of ESO to 2nd year of Baccalaureate from institutes throughout Spain. In our country up to 85 % of adolescents suffer from acne, being the first reason for visiting the dermatologist. Among some of its most frequent causes are hormonal changes, increased fat secretion, hereditary factors or stress situations. Acne is not only a skin problem, but many adolescents suffer from social rejection or even situations of anxiety and fear of leaving home. In the words of Nuria Cuesta, Medical Director of Eucerin®, "the prevalence of acne in adolescence It is so high that almost all young people suffer from it. Acne not only leaves marks on the skin, it also leaves them on the self-esteem of our adolescents. Our mission is to raise awareness about the importance of taking care of the skin and going to the dermatologist. Currently, "Young people are more open to taking care of themselves and improving the health of their skin. Perhaps the rise of social networks and the need to integrate with others makes them worry more about this pathology." For his part, Davison Pereira, General Director of Eucerin ® for Spain and Portugal explains why the brand has decided to bet on young people within its Corporate Social Responsibility policy. "At Eucerin®, as a pioneer brand in dermatological skin care, we are convinced that healthy skin positively transforms people's lives. And young people, affected by acne and other pathologies, are emotionally vulnerable to changes in their This is why we are committed to providing you with clinically proven information, which goes beyond what you see on social networks. This, with the aim of inspiring you to create healthy habits, care for your skin, but above all to accept and value yourself, more beyond the simple appearance of your face. Because at Eucerin® we have studies  that show that stigmatization due to skin pathologies affects young people not only in their happiness, but also in their confidence and personal and social success. In In short, we want to be part of positive change, now and in the future."Social Mission Eucerin and the impact of acne in adolescence Acne in adolescence can result in a loss of self-esteem, and lead to stigmatization. Some studies indicate that people who suffer from acne are more likely to suffer from depression, anxiety, and social phobias than people who do not suffer from it . Other studies show that anxiety and acne very often go hand in hand  and that the psychological impact of acne can lead to behavioral changes. Many people affected by acne:• Avoid eye contact with other people• End up becoming shy• Hide behind scarves, hats and long hair, and often wear excessive makeup• Stop exercising or going out with other people to play sports• They refuse to appear in photos• They avoid social relationshipsThe social mission of Eucerin in the world aims to promote the social inclusion of people and groups of all ages affected by skin diseases. That is why in Spain they have focused their efforts on bringing young people more information about this pathology that causes so much social and emotional impact on them at an early age.(1) Barbara Schuster, Julia Gallinger, Wolfgang G Philipp-Dormston, Matthäus Vasel, Alison M Layton, Less confident, successful and happy: patients with post-acne hyperpigmentation are stigmatized, British Journal of Dermatology, Volume 188, Issue 5, May 2023, Pages 682–684(2) Ramos-e Silva et al., BJD , 2015, 21 Sep. (Suppl. 1) - : 20-26; Polenghi MM, Zizak S, Molinari E. Emotions and acne. Dermatol Psychosom 2002; 3:20-5.(3) Yazici K, Baz K, Yazici AE, Kokturk A, Tot S, Demirseren D, et al. Disease-specific quality of life is associated with anxiety and depression in patients with acne. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2004;18:435-9.;Khan MZ, Naeem A, Mufti KA. Prevalence of mental health problems in acne patients. J Ayub Med Coll Abbottabad 2001; 13:7-8;Polenghi MM, Zizak S, Molinari E. Emotions and acne. Dermatol Psychosom 2002; 3:20-5Medansky RS, Handler RM, Medansky DL. Self-evaluation of acne and emotion: a pilot study. Psychosomatics 1981; 22(5):379-8
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