Promising skin probiotic could be a way to reduce antibiotic treatments for acne

Acne on the face is often treated with topical antibiotics, which tend to be used for an extended period of time and contribute to the serious problem of antibiotic resistance. Scientists are investigating an alternative approach: using probiotics to alter the collection of bacteria and other microorganisms residing on the skin. Although the microbial ecosystem (or “microbiome”) on the skin […]

Acne in adult women – impact on quality of life

Acne is often viewed as a disease of adolescence but for many women it persists into adulthood. In a qualitative study of 50 adult women with acne, participants described diverse lived experiences, including concerns about appearance, mental and emotional health consequences, and disruption to their personal and professional lives. The results showed that 24 of 50 women expressed concern about […]