Chapter One: skin under siege
"My little nephew, who's only two, turned to me and said, 'Auntie, can I connect the dots on your face?' He didn't know what he was saying, but I was totally humiliated.
I used to wake up crying because I'd feel a new lump on my face every morning."
Amanda, age thirty-one
No matter what your skin color or type, whether you're eight, eighteen, thirty-eight, or sixty-eight, you can get acne. You may have one pimple or a hundred, but the process is the same. Acne vulgaris is the most common
and often the most debilitating skin disease that exists. Over 90 percent of
all people on...