Discover these shocking appereance statistics!
Proactiv+ conducted a survey on the 'Appearance Concerns of Adults'. The survey was conducted in March 2017 with a sample size of 1,000 between the ages of 13 - 19yrs.
+ Female - 709 (71%)
+ Male - 291 (29%)
General Appearance Concerns
+Nearly 87% of teens worry about their appearance.
+ Over a third of teens have little confidence in their appearance.
+ The average teen starts worrying about their appearance at the young age of 12.
+ The average teen spends over an hour and a half a day worrying about their appearance.
+ Over 65% of teens think they worry about their appearance excessively.
+ Almost 70% have suffered with problem skin.
+ The average teen was aged 13 years when they started to suffer from spots/breakouts.
+ The average time suffered is over 3 and a half years.
Advertising: What would influence a teen to purchase a new breakout solution.
+ 37.70%. Skincare Expert / Expert Opinion.
+ 37.40%. Ratings & Reviews.
+ 31.20%. Price
+ 29.60%. Real Users Experience.
+ 21.90%. Nothing.
+ 20.50%. Scientific research.
+ 16.30%. Brand Name.
+ 12.90%. Advertising.
+ 11.00%. Influencer.
+ 10.40%. Celebrity.
+ 5.50%. Packaging.
+ 2.40%. Other.
+ Over 60% of teens said their biggest concern about their appearance was spots.
+ This is probably because a staggering 89.21% of teens have suffered from spots and breakouts.
+ The 5th biggest appearance worry for teens was blackheads, with over 30% saying blackheads concerned them.
+ And with over 50% citing this as the most prevalent skin problem after spots/breakouts.
+ Blackheads are an issue of equal importance for both girls (54.53%) and boys (51.14%).
Avoiding Social Situations
The average teen has done the following due to worries about their skin/breakouts. In order of prevalence:
+ 47.78%. Worn excessive make up (girls only).
+ 32.31%. Avoided having their photo taken
+ 28.06%. Edited photos on social media.
+ 26.02%. None of the above.
+ 22.45%. Asked a friend to remove a picture from social media.
+ 19.05%. Made an excuse to avoid going out with friends
+ 12.76%. Pretended to be sick to avoid school or work.
+ 8.84%. ONLY do not have appearance worries.
+ 5.78%. Worn a hat / sunglasses to cover themselves.
+ 3.40%. Cancelled a date. (Sample Size 588).