Acne affects at least half the population at some point in their lives. It can have a profound effect, with nearly 90% of teenagers reporting that the condition has impacted their confidence.
But there are no specific services in Wales where psychologists and dermatologists work together - unlike in England.
Now, three acne patients have shared their stories with ITV Wales in a bid to increase awareness - as figures suggest almost seven in ten teenagers with the condition feel there isn’t enough support available.
Sioned Rowlands had severe acne when she was at school. She said it was so bad her skin would break by just touching it.
Newlywed Rachel Brown developed acne in her twenties.
She made the decision to seek help privately to improve her skin before her wedding day.
According to the Talkhealth Survey 2017, nearly half of people have acne at some point in their lives.
The Welsh Government says health boards are expected to put in place services tailored to the individual needs of patients, including any psychological support they might require to help them manage their condition.
Nia Patten decided to go public with her experience of acne. She writes a beauty blog, exploring different products and techniques to help other sufferers.
You can see more of these stories on Wales This Week: Brave Face, Monday at 8:00pm on ITV Wales, or by visiting the ITV Wales programmes page.