• Gražina Šniepienė Klaipeda State University of Applied Sciences, Lithuania
  • Rita Jankauskienė Klaipeda State University of Applied Sciences, Lithuania



acne, prevalence, perception, exogenous factors, prevention


Background. Acne is a very common dermatological condition, very few studies have been done regarding the knowledge, beliefs, and perceptions about the various treatment modalities and causative factors (nutrition, medication, cosmetics, pollutants, psychological and lifestyle factors and etc.) of acne.

Methods. A quantitative written survey was performed. Survey sample – 451 young people 18-34 years old. Data analysis was performed using SPSS 26.0, calculated percentage frequencies, mean and standard deviation (SD), Pearson’s Chi Square test was used to detect statistically significant differences and correlation analysis was performed using the Spearman correlation.

Results. The study shows that acne affects 49.9% of the surveyed young people. The prevalence of acne depends on the type of skin, tendency to have skin imperfections and genetic factors. Awareness and perception of skin care, factors affecting the occurrence of acne, and treatments used do not depend on the age of respondents.

Conclusions. Young people lack professional knowledge of acne, skin care, and acne-provoking factors. They should take care of themselves, choose the right information from reliable sources and seek the help of specialists. Identifying the negative exogenous and endogenous factors and thus reducing their impact are mandatory for an adequate acne management.

Author Biographies

Gražina Šniepienė, Klaipeda State University of Applied Sciences, Lithuania

Klaipeda State University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Health Science, Physiotherapy and Beauty Therapy Department; Klaipeda University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Nursing; Lithuania

Rita Jankauskienė, Klaipeda State University of Applied Sciences, Lithuania

Klaipeda State University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Health Science, Physiotherapy and Beauty Therapy Department; Klaipeda University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Medical Technologies; Lithuania


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How to Cite

Šniepienė, G. ., & Jankauskienė, R. (2020). ACNE PREVALENCE, AWARENESS AND PERCEPTION AMONG YOUNG POPULATION. Proceedings of CBU in Medicine and Pharmacy, 1, 103-109.