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vital: What's the alternative? Dee Atkinson of Napiers Herbalists gives the alternative solution.

Byline: Dee Atkinson

IT is thought that about one in 10 people develop acne rosacea.

It usually affects more women than men and symptoms often appear in the 30-plus age group.

Rosacea can be distressing, especially if you have always had clear skin then suddenly spots and redness develop.

The cause of Rosacea is not known and there are a number theories from abnormal immune reactions to hormonal problems.

Rosacea is made worse with sun, spicy foods, coffee and some alcohol. Use a sun block of at least 15 and avoid direct sunlight.

Herbs such as Echinacea, which have anti-bacterial and anti-microbial actions, and nettle and dandelion, which are used as blood purifiers, will help.

Use a mild anti-bacterial facial wash such as one using tea tree oil. Herbalists have good success in treating Rosacea, and you should consider an appointment.

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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Oct 27, 2008
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