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10 Jun 2015

If bad skin is making you unhappy, one effective approach is therapy


According to the figures, I’m one of a growing number of adult acne sufferers. At last count, 54% of women over 25 had some facial acne. Another study puts cases for those aged 20-30 at 80%, with 5% finding their spots persist into their forties.

If bad skin is making you unhappy, one effective approach is cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) – your GP can refer you. “CBT teaches you to challenge the way you see yourself and how you think others see you, addressing the self-criticism that skin conditions cause,” says Dr Thompson.

Find a therapist at www.itsgoodtotalk.org.uk

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