When I was a teen, I had acne, really terrible. I was plagued by zits for years, even through to my early twenties. I occasionally still have them, but no clue why.

We tried what were the best acne treatments available at the time… in the end, all I could do was suffer. None of them particularly worked. I took pills for ages to no effect.

I guess it affected me somewhat… my confidence levels weren’t particularly high, even at University. I think that’s the real pity of acne, that just when you need a little confidence, that’s the time when you are least likely to have it. Anyway, it’s gone now. But anyone who has acne really has my sympathy.