Acne Bacteria and The Acne Environment
Contrary to popular belief, acne bacteria do not cause acne. Life long acne
researcher exposes the true connection between acne bacteria and acne
formation. Discover why acne is not a problem with your skin.
Propionibacterium acnes, or p acne bacteria, the bacteria we all have on our skin
is an essential life form. Like all life forms it fights to survive and sustain their
lives. Surprisingly, these microscopic creatures that conventional medicine taught
us to believe are the cause of acne, are actually a small part of the acne puzzle
and a vital player in sustaining our inner balance and the health of our skin.
Acne bacteria are not contagious and everyone has acne bacteria on their skin,
regardless if the individual suffers from acne or not. Streptococcus bacteria, for
example, exist in everyone's throat, but it doesn’t always cause a strep throat or
tonsillitis. The reason is that similar to the acne bacteria these bacteria will not
trigger the formation of a strep throat (or acne in the case of the acne bacteria)
unless the specific condition or the right “environment” is created.
It is important to know that as long as the acne bacteria stays in balance with
your internal system, acne bacteria will “mind their own business” and will defend
the body from colonization of harmful bacteria. Acne bacteria feed themselves
from the secretions of our sweat and sebaceous glands, and in a balanced
biological state, sustains the flexibility of our skin.
Acne is an environment that forms only when the production of sebum on the
skin is excessive. This excessive production of oil is triggered mainly by hormonal
When blood toxins (usually blood toxins that are expelled through your skin) are
mixed with this over production of oil, the p.acne invades the hair follicles and
starts to multiply. The P. acne multiplies by feeding themselves of the oil using
enzymes. As part of this feeding process, acne bacteria produces free fatty acids