Changing Skin Microbiome, Signs of Aging Linked in New Study

Posted By Madilyn Moeller, Tuesday, January 30, 2024

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Skin microbiota diversity increases with age, and researchers have found a correlation between this increased diversity and facial signs of aging, specifically lateral canthal lines.

The research, which was funded by L’Oréal USA and performed at the University of California San Diego’s Center for Microbiome Innovation (CMI), was published January 11 in the journal Frontiers in Aging.

The skin’s microbiome changes with age, and in fact, wrote the study authors, “skin microbial composition has been shown to be more predictive of chronological age in adults than oral or gut microbial composition.”

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