A boon for acne-sufferers. Within the last year there have been real advances both in the medical treatment of acne and in the possibilities of home care--and Fulton and Black clearly set them forth in this guide. Food and sex, they quickly remind us, are not implicated in acne; the causes remain to be pinned down, but stress, hormonal fluctuations, and cosmetics are all documented aggravators. Guilt banished, the authors describe how to design a personal treatment program--based on the severity of the problem and the use of benzoyl peroxide lotions (some available over the counter) to peel affected skin. They also discuss when and how to get physician support (new Vitamin A medications are available, though not all doctors are familiar with them), and, feelingly, how to get rid of the psychological scars. As recovered sufferers, Fulton and Black are sympathetic and unflinching (viz., ""Authorized Picking""). Those trying to battle the problem (or to ignore it) will find fresh hope and concrete help here.