When you hear there’s been a new breakthrough in skincare, that breakthrough usually turns out to be something that’s only accessible inside the doors of doctor’s office. And while the latest laser and peel combo promising to end acne once and for all is definitely something we’re interested in, it’s the discoveries that we can start using tonight that get us most excited. The latest acne treatment advancement falls into that category. There’s new research to suggest that the microorganism that the yogurt commercials claim is imperative to your digestive health could also be the solution acne-sufferers have been waiting for.
Keep reading to find out how probiotics are playing a role in the treatment of acne!
So, we have good bacteria and bad bacteria on our skin (just as we do in our GI tract). When the balance between the two is off, it can result in acne. Since we know the good bacteria fights off the bad, acne-causing bacteria, scientists can take that good strain, use it as a probiotic, and put it into our skincare products (much like how probiotics are used in yogurt to keep your digestive system healthy). And they have. Keep scrolling to see the products that are utilizing this technology!