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Breaking Out : A Woman's Guide to Coping with Acne at Any Age - Lydia Preston

Breaking Out

A Woman's Guide to Coping with Acne at Any Age

Paperback Published: 6th July 2004
ISBN: 9780743236232
Number Of Pages: 260

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An essential and comprehensive guide to acne for women of all ages

Acne is no longer just a teenage affliction. In fact, dermatologists often refer to it as a woman's disease, and drugstore shelves are filled with acne products specifically geared toward adult women. But how do you choose from the overwhelming selection of treatments? Which products are appropriate to use as you grow older, become pregnant, or enter menopause? How can you work with a dermatologist to get the most out of prescription acne medications?

Lydia Preston answers all of these questions and more, with up-to-date information drawn from her years of reporting on dermatology, as well as her own long personal experience with acne. In "Breaking Out, " she shares the wisdom of dozens of doctors and scientists who have devoted their careers to studying and treating acne, including:

  • Guidelines for buying and using over-the-counter products
  • Treatment for acne scars
  • Emergency acne remedies and camouflage tips
  • Alternative treatments, including herbal remedies, acupuncture, dietary approaches, and ways to unlock the mind-skin connection

    No one has to live with acne or its consequences. "Breaking Out" is an invaluable guide to understanding and combating acne that women of all ages can turn to with confidence.

  • Acknowledgments
    Introduction
    Facing Up to Acne
    Breaking Free
    Understanding Acne
    ""Will It Make Me Break Out?""
    Over-the-Counter Remedies
    Prescription Treatment
    Accutane
    Hormones and Hormonal Treatment
    Herbs, Homeopathy, and Other Alternatives
    The Mind-Skin Connection
    Looking Good
    Acne and Your Children
    Scars
    Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

    ISBN: 9780743236232
    ISBN-10: 0743236238
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 260
    Published: 6th July 2004
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Country of Publication: US
    Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.4
    Weight (kg): 0.34