Is An Acne Vaccine the Answer to Your Problems?

Is An Acne Vaccine the Answer to Your Problems?

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If you’ve been following the latest research in skin care, you’ve probably seen a lot about an acne vaccine. Now that mRNA technology has been perfected; an acne vaccine is just one of the exciting possibilities on the vaccine horizon.

However, while a high-quality, safe and effective acne vaccine could very well get rid of acne forever, it’s going to be a while before it’s commercially available. Here’s what you need to know.

When Could We See an Acne Vaccine?


There are several teams that are working on an acne vaccine, but it seems like the soonest we will see anything that’s ready to be available to the public is about three to five years’ time. While this is not an acne cure, it does mean that many people who might otherwise have suffered from acne in their teens and beyond might have another preventative option.

In the meantime, here are some steps you can take to prevent and treat acne effectively.

1. Don’t Overdo It

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Our skin is a complex organ that responds to so many different environmental situations, toxins and more every day. This is probably why, when you strip away the natural oils that is part of its protective arsenal, it tends to react strongly.

That is why, when you overdo it with the scrubs and cleansers, you might actually find that you have more oil to deal with rather than less.

The truth is, when you over-cleanse your skin, you could trigger an overreaction that will leave you greasier than ever. So, limit your skincare routine, and use gentle products that won’t strip too much out of your skin.

2. Treat the Cause


Like most health conditions, you have two options when dealing with acne: treat the symptom or figure out the cause and work towards eliminating the problem.

There are many things that can trigger acne. Sometimes, it’s all about hormones. Other people who have a high B vitamin / Biotin intake might be triggering acne that way. Stress is another factor in acne since it also triggers the release of hormones that might affect your skin. Then there’s poor diet, although it’s true that even people who eat healthy foods can still have acne! Finally, as we mentioned above, overmedicating acne can actually cause more acne.

If you can figure out the causes and triggers of your acne – and there may very well be more than one – you’ll be one step closer to an acne cure that’s tailored to you.

3. Add a Little Oxygen


One of the things I have studied extensively as a trained and qualified esthetician is that oxygen is one of the most powerful acne treatments out there. It’s why I developed my easy-to-use oxygen facial, which has already helped many people to deal with stubborn, chronic acne conditions.

Oxygen has a profound and lasting effect on acne, and it’s an easy, natural, and gentle alternative to traditional acne treatments.

Will Vaccines Be Safe and Effective?


There’s no denying that there’s a lot of controversy about vaccines right now. That’s particularly true about mRNA technology.

Of course, we know that medical regulators won’t allow unsafe vaccines to be approved for public use, but there’s still a lot of testing to be done.

Some people might also wonder whether vaccines can be effective against bacteria. Since we already have very effective vaccines for tuberculosis, diphtheria, and whooping cough (to name just a few), we know that this is scientifically possible.

Will We Get Rid of Acne Forever?


The truth about any vaccines is that not many of them can eradicate a disease or condition completely. So, it’s likely that we will never get rid of acne forever.

We might also face waning vaccine efficacy with any acne vaccines that are developed. That’s a common thing for many different vaccines that are already widely used.

It’s certainly very interesting and exciting to think that in a few short years, we could prevent acne for many people and reduce the severity of the problem for many more. However, it’ll be a while before we will all be able to access an acne vaccine. In the meantime, my recommendation is to keep looking for gentle, natural, and easy-to-use acne treatments and acne cures.

The good news is that there is ongoing research into the causes of acne and how we can offer people who suffer from acne better, more effective treatments and preventions. We’ve come a long way already, and there are many more breakthroughs in the works. 

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