a Step-by-Step Guide to Clear, Healthy Skin
from Scientific Origins to Natural, Easy, Effective Solutions
THE ACNE ANSWER
by Marie Veronique Nadeau
New research indicates that microbiota make us who we are. The skin’s ecosystem is inhabited by diverse microorganisms, most of which are harmless or even beneficial. A few are pathogenic and play a role in acne formation.
The Acne Answer looks at treating inflammatory skin conditions such as teenage acne, adult acne and rosacea from the natural and organic perspective. It covers the whys and wherefores of how acne is formed and what can be done to improve problem skin based on scientific research.
In Chapter 3, you’ll meet the microbes up close and personal. The short play, Zit Alors! takes us on a journey into uncharted territory: the skin microbiome. Our guide is the highly qualified Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes). Not only an actual microbe and resident of the sebaceous gland where all the problems start, P. acnes is also commonly vilified as the main cause of acne. Now, for the first time, you’ll hear his side of the story--as told to Marie Veronique.