Although acne is widely associated with going through puberty, the skin condition can strike anyone. And for some time, the reason why some people are prone to spots while others boast completely clear skin has been a bit of a mystery. Now, however, a new study may shed some light on the phenomenon. Yes, in 2016 scientists identified a link between acne and a perhaps unexpected part of the body.
In particular, while experts once thought that acne was caused by inflammation, it turns out that a seemingly unrelated feature may contribute to the condition, too. And thanks to this breakthrough, there may be a whole new range of medical possibilities for those who experience acne.
As the research’s findings help us further understand the skin condition, you see, they may pave the way for an entirely new set of potential treatments. And considering the psychological effects that acne often has on sufferers, finding better ways in which to eradicate spots completely could even save lives.