Discover these shocking appearance statistics!
Proactiv+ conducted a survey on the 'Appearance Concerns of Adults'. The survey was conducted in March 2017 with a sample size of 1,100 between the ages of 25-50yrs.
Gender: Female overall
+ Mums 400 (40%)
+ Non Mums 400 (40%)
+ Males 200 (20%)
General Appearance Concerns
+ Nearly 87% of adults worry about their appearance.
+ Over a third of adults (37.7%) have little confidence in their appearance.
+ The average teen starts worrying about their appearance at the young age of 12.
+ Over 60% of adults think they worry about their appearance excessively.
+ Almost 70% have suffered with problem skin.
+ The average adult was aged almost 14 years when they started to suffer from breakouts.
Social Media Appearance Concerns
+ 53% of adults think social media makes them more concerned about their appearance.
+ But over 68% don’t want to be tagged in photos on social media.
+ Over 40% of adults avoid being included in photos, 28% have asked friends to remove photos from social media, and over 20% have edited pictures for social media.
Avoiding Social Situations
The average adult has done the following due to worries about their skin/breakouts. In order of prevalence:
+ 32.15%. Worn excessive make up (female only).
+ 30.97% Avoided having their photo taken.
+ 27.02%. None of the above.
+ 19.53%. Edited photos on social media.
+ 17.36%. Made an excuse to avoid going out with friends.
+ 15.38%. Asked a friend to remove a picture from social media.
+ 9.27%. Pretended to be sick to avoid school or work.
+ 11.64%. ONLY do not have appearance worries.
+ 7.10%. Worn a hat / sunglasses to cover themselves.
+ 3.55%. Cancelled a date.
60% of adults have tried a home remedy with nearly 40% never having tried one. Here are the favourite methods adults have tried:
+ 23.50% > Drinking 8 glasses of water a day.
+ 22.70% > Tea Tree Oil.
+ 18.90% > Toothpaste.
+ 17.50% > Avoid oily or junk food.
+ 11.90% > Change diet.
+ 8.80% > Hot/Cold compress.
+ 7.20% > Aloe Vera product.
+ 5.90% > Cucumber slices or juice.
+ 4.40% > Almond Oil.
+ Being overweight is the biggest concern for an adult (47%) having breakouts came in 5th biggest concern at 30% (30.79%).
+ Over 90% of adults still suffer from breakouts.
+ And a huge 94% suffered breakouts as a teenager.
Blackhead / Uneven Skin Tone Concerns
+ The 8th biggest appearance worry for adults was blackheads, with over 20% saying blackheads concerned them.
+ And with over 50% citing blackheads as the most prevalent skin problem after breakouts.
+ Over 20% of adults worried about uneven skin tone.
The adults surveyed reported on the following bad habits:
+ 49% do not get enough sleep
+ 48.90%. Drink alcohol.
+ 39.50%. Squeeze blemishes.
+ 38.50%. Poor diet.
+ 35.90%. Drink sugary drinks.
+ 29.10%. Go to bed without cleansing face.
+ 28.50%. Go into the sun without sunscreen.
+ 24.60%. Avoid Exercise.
+ 20.80%. Go into the sun without eye protection (sunglasses).
+ 18.30%. Smoke.
+ 17.30%. Use old/out of date make up.
+ 14.50%. Use dirty make up brushes.
+ 12.10%. Prefer not to say / None of the above.
+ 7.70%. Use sunbeds.
+ 5.20%. Use excessive make up/beauty products.