Supplements in Dermatology: Assessing the Safety and Efficacy of Common Dietary Supplements

Many over-the-counter supplements available to consumers today market themselves as beneficial for skin, hair, and nail health, including a growing number of peptide-infused products. Often, dermatologists prescribe zinc, biotin, vitamin D, and other compounds as supplements to treat a variety of disorders. Designated by the Food and Drug Administration as “supplements”, they rarely undergo rigorous …

Topical probiotics may restore skin microflora, decrease acne lesions

By Ingrid Torjesen / Dermatology Times Probiotics applied topically could promote a positive bacterial balance in the skin – similar to how oral probiotics increase diversity of flora in the gut – and may improve skin conditions, such as acne, say authors of a recent review published in Experimental Dermatology.1 RELATED: Leaky gut, leaky skin, or both? Few …

Acne Awareness Month: International Guidelines for Acne Treatment

June marks the beginning of Acne Awareness Month during which dermatologic organizations, such as South Beach Symposium and the American Academy of Dermatology, aim to reduce stigma, spread awareness, and elucidate possible treatment options for the most common skin condition in the United States. Patients suffering from the common inflammatory skin disorder are most often treated …

The Role of Gut Microbiome in Psoriasis

The body of clinical literature concerning psoriasis is continuously growing as the disease’s many unsolved mysteries continue to puzzle investigators. While research has yet to uncover a cure for psoriasis, significant developments in recent years have enabled the development of therapies that can drastically mitigate associated symptoms and improve patient quality of life. A new …