Diet? Hormones? Stress? Skin health? Drugs? Genetics? Any or all of these could be a contributing factor to the cause of acne and research shows that certain strains of bacteria may be the culprits. Just like in your gut there are “good” and “bad” bacteria, the study shows that there are “good” and “bad” bacteria on your skin that are linked to acne. Some that will cause breakouts and others that will help to defend your skin against breakouts.
Research shows that it could be the different strains of bacteria that single out who gets acne and who doesn’t. We discuss the research findings in this article.