How lack of oxygen makes bacteria cause acne and how to stop it

It’s like Jekyll and Hyde. One moment bacteria on the skin are harmless, the next they are causing a full-on spotty break out. Now researchers have discovered exactly why this happens — a breakthrough that could yield new acne treatments, possibly in two years. Richard Gallo of the University of California, San Diego, and his colleagues have discovered that a harmless bacterium that lives on the surface of the skin can turn nasty, triggering inflammation and zits, when it finds itself trapped in airless, oily conditions like those found in hair follicles. READ MORE via New Scientist