"Your skin is what you present to the world, and unfortunately we all aim for that airbrushed perfection that's on the covers of the magazines," said Dr. In fact, anything that makes teens stand out makes them see themselves in a negative light, she said.
Some of the low mood and anxiety symptoms may go away after high school graduation, she said.
Kelly has been working with a therapist and plans to see a psychiatrist about her depression.
Depression may also worsen acne, because depressed people's motivation to take care of themselves and do their doctor's recommended skin routine is lower, Krant said. Jessica Krant, a dermatologist based in New York. But their inner