We know probiotics are good for the gut, but there’s new research to suggest they may help to support existing treatment for mild to moderate acne too.
Researchers studied a dietary supplement containing probiotics and botanical extract and found it could be used as a complementary treatment with topical methods and antibiotics.
Participants in the study were tested over an eight-week period. Researchers found a “significant” effect on the number of superficial inflammatory lesions reported in people who weren’t taking the placebo.
“The study suggests that the administration of the dietary supplement under study was effective, safe, and well-tolerated in subjects with mild to moderate acne”, according to researchers.
The researchers concluded that the results showed a promising optional complement for the treatment of inflammatory acne as well as for control of acne-prone skins.
All About Acne expert Dr. Philip Tong said the the industry-sponsored study was over a short period of time, but doctors welcomed the new research and adjunctive measures such as these that can potentially work with existing medical treatments.