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Int J Womens Dermatol. 2015 Apr 6;1(2):85-89. doi: 10.1016/j.ijwd.2015.02.001. eCollection 2015 Jun.

The effect of probiotics on immune regulation, acne, and photoaging.

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SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Department of Dermatology, Brooklyn, NY.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY.


Probiotics are live micro-organisms that provide a health benefit to the host. The role of probiotics in the management of disease, as well as immune modification, has recently experienced a renewed interest in society, as probiotics can be found in products ranging from yogurt to facial creams. In this article, we discuss the role of probiotics in the development of the immune system, the treatment of acne and rosacea, and protection against aging and photodamage.

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