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J Dermatol Sci. 2009 Apr;54(1):1-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jdermsci.2009.01.002. Epub 2009 Feb 8.

Pre- and probiotics for human skin.

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  • Institut für Umweltmedizinische Forschung at Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf gGmbH, Auf'm Hennekamp 50, D-4025 Düsseldorf, Germany. krutmann@rz.uni-duesseldorf.de


Current research on the complex interplay between the microbiota, the barrier function and the innate immune system of the skin indicates that the skin's microbiota have a beneficial role, much like that of the gut microflora. As a consequence, interest in strategies beyond antibiotica that allow a more selective modulation of the skin microflora is constantly growing. This review will briefly summarize our current understanding of the cutaneous microbiota and summarize existing information on pre- and probiotic strategies for skin.

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