A Pre-WWII method of treating bacteria responsible for causing acne scarring was abandoned due to the rise of antibiotics. As the antibiotics are getting weaker in their resistance against the germs, scientists are now concentrating on the study on an acne-fighting viruses called bacteriophages or phages in short.
It seems that those who have this virus on their faces, did not suffer from any serious acne or other kinds of skin blemishes simply because of its side-by-side existence with P.acnes bacteria. It has the ability to keep the P.acnes bacteria in control which normally resides in pores and can become out of control in an oily environment. [Image credit: Shutterstock] Read more