Acne 101: The Answer To Beautiful, Clear Skin

Acne 101: The Answer To Beautiful, Clear Skin

Acne vulgaris is one of the most common, (and frustrating!) skin conditions. It occurs when hair follicles become clogged with dirt, skin cells, and excess sebum, an oily substance produced by the skin. Bacteria, Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes), grow in clogged pores, they release lipases that breakdown sebum, and this leads to an inflammatory cascade causing redness, swelling and pus. 

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