Wrinkles? No one wants them but everyone gets them, if lucky enough to live long enough.

I researched the literature for the International Probiotics Association to see where probiotics may fit in prevention or treatment of aging skin.

Aging Skin: Can Probiotics Help? 

Here’s a sample.

“Aging is an inevitable and normal biological process in humans. Like all human organs, your skin ages and, as you get older, starts exhibiting telltale signs of biological aging (senescence): wrinkles, sagging, and loss of moisture and fat. While numerous factors such as genetics and lifestyle can accelerate the process, research has helped identify aging mechanisms that can be targeted to slow down or delay the appearance of visible signs of aging on skin. Consequently, the multibillion-dollar beauty industry offers a vast array of products and procedures that promise a more youthful complexion, with a growing emphasis on natural compounds.

Recently, the microbiome of the skin and possible interventions to modulate skin aging has presented a new area of investigation. While skin-aging research prioritizes changes in wound healing and protection against disease and infection, this article encompasses the research addressing the role of the microbiome and possible benefits of probiotics against skin aging.”