[ Acne ]

Acne vulgaris is currently one of the most common and well-established dermatology conditions, affecting around 90 % of the world’s population at some point in their lifetime. It is usually initiated during puberty by hormonal changes and further exacerbated by genetic factors.

Another factor that contribute to acne-prone skin is an imbalance in the skin microbiome, which allows pathogens (harmful bacteria) to colonize the skin. This means that pathogens start to take up more space and nutrition on the skin and in that way outcompete the otherwise beneficial bacteria in the skin microbiome.