There’s a new acne vaccine in development. But even that, as promising as it is, may fall prey to many of the same pitfalls as current treatments.
The vaccine, which if put into use would be the first of its kind, is designed to reduce the body’s inflammatory response to the toxins secreted by bacteria in the skin. So far the vaccine has only been tested in mice and human-tissue samples, but “the potential impact of our findings is huge for the hundreds of millions of individuals suffering from acne,” said Chun-Ming Huang, one of the lead researchers working on the vaccine, in a press release.
Aside from avoiding the sun’s harmful UV rays, it can be incredibly confusing to figure out not only which products (like serums, moisturizers, and eye cream) we should use to prevent the signs of aging but also when to start incorporating them into our routines.
A number of dermatologists say it’s never too early to start an anti-aging regimen, but most agree that starting in your late 20s to mid-30s is a good time.
When people come in with skin issues, dermatologists need to be aware of the color of that skin.
But all too often, dermatologists aren’t, some experts say.
And it’s an oversight that often has its roots in medical school, these experts say.