For four years I have followed a very rigid diet to keep my complexion clear, although small pimples appear now and then. I omit pastries, sweets, potatoes, macaroni and fried foods from my diet. Do you have any suggestion for keeping my complexion clear?
During the years of adolescence or youth there is an increased activity of all the glandular structures of the body. The glands in the skin share in this stimulated activity, and their secretion is produced in greater amounts than at stable periods of life. With this distension of the tubals of the glands, frequently bacteria are included, and cause a degree of irritation, producing in extreme cases the characteristic appearance of acne of the face and other portions of the body. It may be that only occasional pimples will show, or they may be quite small. As one reaches maturity, this eruption is observed less.
Avoidance of excessive fats and sweets is wise, but I would not omit completely everything that you mention in your list, I think the cautious use of ice cream and starchy foods, such as macaroni and potatoes should be allowable.
In actually treating the condition, washing the skin carefully three times daily in hot water with a bland soap, followed by the rubbing on of 10 percent ammoniated mercury ointment, which is left on all night, then in the morning washing again and applying a 66 percent alcoholic solution or a plain diluted alcohol, will be found helpful. After the alcohol is used, powder, etc., may be applied if desired.
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