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31 Jul 2007

Acne
My sister is 28 years old and has never had great skin. She had a facial the other day and broke out really badly which has done nothing for her self confidence. She doesn't have spots all over her face but they mainly seem to stay around her chin area. I've heard this is to do with hormones. Does she need to be prescribed medication or can she get something over the counter. She doesn't help by covering herself in foundation etc which l dont really blame her for but l'm sure this is just a vicious cycle. What can l do? I know how terrible it is to be concious of your skin and l just want her to be confident. Is there anything in her diet that would help. Sorry to get carried away!!!
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Amelie
She could try taking Vit B5 supplements, and using a topical antibiotic or a systemic antibiotic in low doses - she needs a prescription from her GP. Only if this does not help one would consider something like Hormonal tablets or Roaccutane.
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