National Acne Positivity Day | September 1
Fri Sep 1st

National Acne Positivity Day

National Acne Positivity Day, September 1st, spreads a message of acceptance and self-love while still displaying our best face forward.


We judge our appearance more harshly than we do others', as many of us know. Often times, we allow an outsider's point of view to influence our confidence based on our appearance. We have days where we determine each blemish and mark. Acne is a common skin condition and is the number one reason to see a dermatologist.

The day encourages us to get rid of the stigma surrounding acne and instead embrace ourselves for who we are. Although our skin makes us feel vulnerable, we don't have to give it power over us. Acne can annoy, frustrate, and hinder us; on the other hand, acne is a challenge like no other, one that we can conquer.

How to celebrate national acne positivity day

Put your best face forward. Whether you like a minimalist, no-nonsense look or a glamorous you, show your glowing skin with confidence. Embrace the image you have and share it with the world. Share your challenges and triumphs. Acne Positivists give a shout out to friends who have adopted a positive attitude about their skin. We love them because they make us believe we can do it, too. We should! And we should! We love our skin – every blemish, pimple, zit – all the ways we think about acne.

And if you do, use #AcnePositivityDay to post on social media.

National acne positivity day is celebrated on national acne positivity day

In 2020, La Roche-Posay founded Acne Positivity Day to give the people who are fighting acne's stigmas abound. The skincare company wants to help people discover self-love by spreading the word of acceptance and admiration. La Roche-Posay wishes to honor the Acne Positivists while inspiring others to take the road of courage and hope, turning adversity into empowerment, turning adversity into empowerment.

La Roche-Posay's Effaclar brand, the top Acne brand in European pharmacies, has a comprehensive range of dermatologist-tested medicated acne products as well as complementary non-medicated skincare for oily skin.