There are many misconceptions and myths surrounding the source of acne, but in reality, acne results from clogged pores in the skin. In the video below, learn more about the role of bacteria in the development of acne. While bacteria may seem like a major cause of acne, its role is actually minimal. In fact, many patients with acne have the same amount of p. acnes bacteria as patients without acne. There are some cases, though, where bacteria can play a bigger role in breakouts; these can be identified by white pustules that form on the skin.
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