How I got my acne glow
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Skin positivity: How I got comfortable with my acne

Abbie is a 22-year-old make-up artist from Telford who developed cystic acne at the age of 15.

As part of her acne journey, she's going on a night out for the first time with no make-up. Her skin condition led her to develop depression, but she says doctors didn't make a link between the two.

And according to a new BBC survey, 75 per cent of the 180 dermatologists surveyed in the UK, don't have access to dedicated psychological services for patients like Abbie who are struggling.

Listen to the full programme on BBC Radio 5 Live Investigates

If you, or someone you know, have been affected by mental health issues, the following organisations may be able to help.

Filmed and edited by Eleanor Layhe and Jemma Cox.

  • 26 Apr 2019
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