January 2, 2015
There has been much interest in the potential for using probiotic bacteria for treating skin diseases, such as atopic dermatitis, however few studies have investigated their effect upon healthy skin. A study was conducted to evaluate the effects of fermented milk produced using Lactococcus lactis strain H61 on the general health and various skin properties of young women. The authors concluded: “As skin lipids contribute to maintaining the skin barrier, H61-fermented milk would provide beneficial effects on skin for young women.”
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Diane Silverman R.Ph.
Ask The Pharmacist Group, LLC