One reason I’m glad for my age is I don’t have to worry about acne anymore. Ugh. Man, those years were the worst, and some adults continue to deal with pimples! People may find it surprising that we don’t fully understand the causes of acne. One new study suggests a harmless bacterium may be responsible.
It’s called Proprionibacterium acnes and it can get trapped deeply inside the airless, oily conditions of a hair follicle. In that airless environment, P. acnes converts an oily substance in the follicle, called sebum, into fatty acids... More »