A natural skin virus can be used to treat acne, according to a recent study published on 25 September.
Researchers from the United States to prove that this type of virus that attacks bacteria that can kill the Propionibacterium acne – bacteria that cause acne.
They found 11 different versions of the virus, which can be used to overcome the closed pores that can trigger acne.
“Acne experienced by millions of people, but we have several safe and effective treatments,” said Professor Robert Modlin of the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), who conducted the research.
“Utilizing a virus that naturally kill the bacteria that cause acne may be a promising new tool to fight acne that causes severe physical and emotional injuries.”
Acne occurs when hair follicles in the skin were closed mixed with sebum (oil) produced by the body so as not to dry the hair follicles.
Propionibacterium acne bacteria found on the skin and then contaminate the dirt-covered follicles, causing inflammation and spots that are often experienced by people with acne. If left on, it can cause skin damage including holes and scars on the skin.
Scientists are currently conducting research to determine whether the virus could be used as a stretcher acne therapy.