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The Acne Vaccine: How Will It Work?

Rumors of an “Acne Vaccine” have been circulating both print and online media. No wonder that there has been such an interest, considering 80% of men and women aged 11-30 are affected by acne.

Sometimes acne creeps beyond these years, or leaves permanent scarring. A vaccination that would stop people from suffering from this problem would be very welcome.

Who is Making the Acne Vaccine?

At present, scientists at the University of California San Diego are working on the vaccine. It is unclear whether the product will be made available over the counter to the mass market, or whether it would be administered by a dermatologist as a prescription only treatment.

The road to finding this potential acne cure has been difficult, with the lead researcher of the project saying:

“we couldn’t create a vaccine for the bacteria because, in some ways, P. acnes are good for you”

Eric C. Huange, UC San Diego

How Will The Acne Vaccine Work?

scientistScientists used to believe an acne cure would only be possible if it eradicated P. acnes bacteria completely. Therefore the use of antibiotics like doxycycline are widespread.

I used Doxycycline and found an improvement but didn’t achieve full clearance.

The problem with this theory of eradicating P. acnes completely is that it this bacteria can actually have a few beneficial effects.

So the new vaccine will take a different approach to curing acne for good.

“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.”

Eric C. Huange, UC San Diego

The finished product will target this specific protein and calm inflammation in order to put a stop to acne once and for all.

Does the Acne Vaccine Work?

As I am writing this article, scientists are in the process of using skin biopsies with success. Next there are plans to trial the treatment on people in clinical studies.

Only time will tell if this is the solution we have all been waiting for. There are some uncertainties and the results of the clinical studies will be well awaited. I will update this article with any news.

What Else Can Cure Acne?

In the meantime there are other steps you can take to gain complete clearance of acne. Buying a powerful yet gentle to skin acne clearing system such as Clear Pores will get you well on your way to perfect skin.

It contains everything needed to clear out pores, soothe inflammation and clear up active acne from pimples to cysts. There is an optional set of products specifically designed to clear up stubborn body acne for example on your back and chest.

Click here now for my full Clear Pores kit review


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Best Alternative to Accutane

accutane boxOur culture conditions us to turn to harsh medications to control all our problems, including acne. The pharmaceutical industry supports this mind set because it is how they make money. Accutane is heralded as the ultimate acne treatment, but is it really worth the risks?

Many people are turned off by Accutane because of its harsh side effects which start at extremely dry skin and end at severe depression and suicide. For some people it simply isn’t an option due to existing mental illness or it might not have worked in the past, so what is the best alternative to Accutane?

  1. Firstly, you want to look for a gentle yet effective acne system. There is no point trying lots of different products at once, because then you won’t know what is working and what is simply irritating your skin. It is important to pick a product that treats both the internal and external causes of acne, via a pill and a cream for example.
  2. Secondly, you don’t want something that is overly drying or harsh on your skin. This is because when the skin is dried out too much, it reacts by producing more oil. More oil means more blocked pores which just makes acne worse in the long run.
  3. Then you want to look for effective ingredients like Salicylic acid, Glycolic acid and Aloe Vera. Salicylic acid has an antibacterial effect which kills of bacteria deep down in pores to prevent spots erupting, or to get rid of existing spots. Glycolic acid has long  been heralded as one of the most effective acne cures due to it’s ability to get rid of dead skin cells and unblock pores. Aloe Vera soothes the skin so it doesn’t become irritated and too dry.

One system that has everything you need in a accutane alternative is the Clear Pores range. It consists of a 3 or 5 piece anti acne kit (depending on whether you also want to treat body acne) . The basic kit contains an internal pill, a body wash and an external pore unclogging cream and contains gentle yet powerful spot fighting ingredients.

The advanced kit also contains a body wash and body protection cream which get to work quickly on treating body acne.

The kit is so easy to use, gentle whilst being powerful, and presents great value for money. Particularly if you buy a few months package at once, which you will want to do if you have more severe acne that might take longer to treat.

It won’t overly dry out skin and has no known side effects, which is a complete contrast to Accutane’s dangerous side effects.

To find out more:

Click here for our full Clear Pores review

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