Groundbreaking Acne Research

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Monday, October 17, 2016

In a recently published paper in the Journal of Lipid Research,
Emanuela Camera and her colleagues at the San Gallicano Dermatologic Institute in Italy analyzed the lipids in sebum and shed light on how sebum composition might correlate with the severity of acne in adolescence. “One of the many insults of adolescence is pimple-speckled skin. Sebum, an oily skin secretion, plays a major role in causing zits. But "the knowledge of what exactly in sebum is responsible for the occurrence of acne is rather limited," says Camera. The lipids in human sebum are so unique that some are not even found in other oily substances in the body, or in other species. The complexity of sebum lipids makes them difficult to fully analyze. Researchers are unsure of what they are and how they contribute to acne and other skin disorders.
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