Acne in the Regency Era?
So I’ve been battling awful acne for awhile. It turns out that I was doing the worst thing imaginable for my dry skin, using an astringent on it. UGH. Don’t you wish they taught you this stuff in high school or college?
Anyway, I got to thinking about those poor girls in the Regency era in England. You know some had clear skin, some had pimples and some had acne so bad they wanted to die. What did they do to combat it? Were those with horrible acne automatically rejected and left as spinsters? Did Mary Bennet not like to dance and hide behind the pianoforte because she had bad acne?