National Acne Awareness Month: Ending Acne Censorship on Social Media

Episode 221,  Jun 21, 2022, 01:49 PM

It’s Acne Awareness Month. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, this common and complicated condition affects up to 50 million Americans annually, 85% between the ages of 12-24, contributing to anxiety and other mental health issues. Despite these staggering stats, social media bans images of acne in its advertising. 

Skincare brand Clear Start by Dermalogica is on a mission to raise awareness of this acne censorship, promoting real uncensored skin and reminding people that there’s no shame in breakouts. They’ve launched a campaign to further amplify the message through the brand’s first-ever marketing campaign, “Clear Start on the Street.”

They want you to join the conversation, showing your skin uncensored, ditching photoshop and all filters too. Sign their pledge to end acne censorship and support their contribution to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Check out all the info at