If you suffer from acne, you’re going to freak out when you hear this exciting news. There’s going to be an acne vaccine soon & doctors are currently working on it to banish breakouts for good! You have to find out what they’re doing & when this will happen because it’s life changing.
Anyone who suffers from acne, (including myself), can tell you that it’s the worst thing, ever. It seems like there’s never a cure and no matter how many products or medications you try, it never just fully disappears. Luckily, those days might be over because doctors are currently working on a vaccine to banish breakouts for good — how amazing is that? According to Allure, a whopping 50 million Americans are diagnosed with acne every year and the craziest part is, doctors and scientists don’t have a cure.
Allure got to get a glimpse inside a lab at the University of California, San Diego, where a group of scientists are working on banishing acne once and for all, but making a vaccine isn’t as easy as you think. According to Eric C. Huang, the project’s lead researcher, “Acne is caused, in part, by P. acnes bacteria that are with you your whole life — and we couldn’t create a vaccine for the bacteria because, in some ways, P. acnes are good for you. But we found an antibody to a toxic protein that P. acnes bacteria secrete on skin — the protein is associated with the inflammation that leads to acne.” This basically means that if the vaccine is made, it can block the negative effects of P. acnes bacteria that lead to acne, without actually killing the bacteria.
So far, so good, according to the research team, who have tested the vaccine on skin biopsies collected from acne patients. Eric said, “The next step is testing it on patients in clinical trials.” Phase one of these trials can take one-two years and they’re going to be starting soon, so hopefully we will live in a world where everyone can feel good in their own skin.
What do you guys think of this amazing news? Are you as excited as we are?