There's a vaccine for acne on the way

Sarah Carty

If you suffer from acne this news will definitely make your Friday.

According to Allure, doctors at the University of California are currently in the middle of creating an acne injection, which will change your life forever.

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While there’s still no cure for the skin condition, the vaccine aims to stop the bacteria which leads to acne, meaning your skin will be spot free.

Researchers from the University of California are currently working on a vaccine for acne sufferers. Photo: Getty

“Acne is caused, in part, by P. acnes bacteria that are with you your whole life — and we couldn’t create a vaccine for the bacteria because, in some ways, P. acnes are good for you,” Eric C. Huang, the project’s lead researcher told Allure.

“But we found an antibody to a toxic protein that P. acnes bacteria secrete on skin — the protein is associated with the inflammation that leads to acne.”

The injection needs to be tested before it's released on to the market. Photo: Getty

However before you rejoice over this miracle injection, there’s still a long way to go before it hits the market.

While it’s worked on skin biopsies doctors have tested, they still need to trial it out, which will take about two years.

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