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July 13, 2020

Acne remains most prevalent skin disease for Myanmar women

The Thanaka is used for sun protection and acne treatment. Photo: Supplied by
The Thanaka is used for sun protection and acne treatment.
Photo: Supplied by

ACENE is the most common skin problem for women of all ages in Myanmar, according to a survey made by a popular skincare brand distributed by Unilever, an Anglo-Dutch multinational consumer goods company.
A total of 700 women between 16 and 30 of ages in Yangon and Mandalay participated in the online survey. The research programme aims to understand the behavior of acne sufferers and the treatments, a survey conductor said.
The new survey reveals that 50 per cent of women respondent claimed that acne  tops their skin concern, while 57 per cent are suffering one form of acne. Almost half of the respondents suffer acne once a month and the majority said their acne last less than a week.
According to the new findings, 49 per cent of girls with acne use traditional ways such as home remedies including toothpaste, lime and liquid calcium to treat the skin disease.
Only five per cent of acne sufferers realise the bacteria are the main causes of acne which is real causes of acne, while 38 per cent of respondents accept that the sources of acne are dirt and oil on the face which is not ultimate source of acne.
Acne is a disease that affects the skin’s oil glands. Acne is not a serious health threat, but it can cause scars.—GNLM


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