Probiotics may help augment skin's natural defenses against acne

Acne is caused by chronic inflammation and is often treated with antibiotics. A recent analysis published in Dermatologic Therapy indicates that probiotics may be an effective alternative.

The analysis examined the results of all relevant published studies on the use of probiotics in creams or oral medications for treating acne. The results suggest that probiotics may help augment the skin's natural defenses against acne.

Further research is recommended that looks into the long-term effects of probiotics on acne lesions given the short-term type of studies cited."

Masoumeh Mohamadi, MD, senior author, Rasoul Akram Hospital, in Iran

Journal reference:

Goodarzi, A., et al. (2020) The potential of probiotics for treating acne vulgaris: A review of literature on acne and microbiota. Dermatologic Therapy.


  1. Amy March Amy March United States says:

    After doing some of my own research and speaking with my teenagers pediatrician I started her on Florajens digestion probiotics (they're super affordable and I can get them at my local pharmacy) She's now been taking them regularly every morning before eating anything and we have definitely seen a big improvement in both her skin and her digestion. If any one has a teenager dealing with acne I definitely recommend looking into probiotics!

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