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Free Fatty Acids and pustules

Like papules, pustules are small, round lesions. You’ll notice they’re red in color with yellowish or whitish centers (caused by visible pus). While inflamed, pustules are generally painless and do not contain a great deal of bacteria. "The inflammation is actually the result of a chemical irritation from things like free fatty acids, which are substances that circulate in the bloodstream" and are common in everyone’s skin, although it’s possible there are other causes.

Could someone give me insight on "free fatty acids" and the connection to this form of acne? I'm at a loss- if they are common in everyone's why do only some get the inflammation? What would be the possible other causes? I took this information from the "Proactiv" website for further knowledge on this subject.

I've just never heard about this before??

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