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What is it?
An oily substance called sebum, produced by the skin’s sebaceous glands, acts as a natural lubricant for the skin, but when too much is produced the glands can became blocked and inflamed: causing blackheads and pimples.

Facial spots and scars of acne usually appear at puberty.The fluctuating hormone levels of puberty are known to have an important role in the onset of acne.The chest, shoulders and back can also be affected.

The problem usually clears up as the sufferer reaches the early twenties.

Women often find that the condition gets worse just before a period

Facial spots, scars, oily skin,
Conventional Practice:
Some doctors will advise a change of diet avoiding fatty or oily foods. Chemists sell many anti-acne preparations. A doctor may prescribe antibiotic creams. It is not advisable to use a sun lamp or sunbathe a lot without a doctor’s advice, as too much ultraviolet light can damage the skin.
Alternative Treatments:
  Naturopathy has concentrated on helping the body to cure itself. It aims to do this by means of various therapies, chiropractic, diets and dieting, exercise, hydrotherapy, massage, osteopathy, relaxation and breathing, and yoga. It also encourages people to think positively in terms of good health. More Info
  Herbal Medicine
  The medicinal use of herbs is said to be as old as mankind itself. Tribes still use their traditional knowledge of plant and their healing properties passed on from generation to generation. The armies of slave workers who laboured to build the Egyptian pyramids took a daily ration of garlic to ward off the pestilential fevers and infections that were rife at the time. More Info
  Treating illness with highly concentrated oils extracted from plants is known as aromatherapy. These highly scented extracts-called essences or essential oils-contain the substances that give plants their smell. Aromatherapists believe that many also have medicinal properties. More Info
  Homoeopathy aims to treat the whole person. Illness is seen as a sign of disharmony or inner imbalance. More Info

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