Bacteria worsens wrinkles, 1 new study finds

New research indicates that bacteria on the skin can worsen wrinkles and crow’s feet in women. Two well-known causes that might cause skin to lose its young suppleness are UV radiation exposure and aging.

However, since wrinkled women were discovered to have more forms of bacteria on their faces, experts are now considering the possibility that bacteria may play a part. In this blog, we will talk about the recent research conducted about wrinkles and bacteria.

What did the study find out?

Scholars from L’Oréal Research and Innovation and the University of California San Diego’s Centre for Microbiome Innovation analyzed 13 studies that examined the skin health of 650 female participants between the ages of 18 and 70.

Every study sampled several types of bacteria from participants’ faces and concentrated on a specific area of interest, such as wrinkles, moisture loss, or crow’s feet.

However, the latest study examined all of the investigations to determine whether the kinds of bacteria that reside on our faces are related.

Crow’s feet are “generally viewed as one of the key signs of skin aging,” according to the research, and the researchers found that those with a more diversified microbiome—that is, many different kinds of bacteria on their skin—had more of them.

Still, having a more varied microbiome was advantageous because it made women less prone to experience subcutaneous water loss, which causes sagging skin.

Wrinkles and Bacteria

The study will offer researchers directions to better understand how bacteria and other microbes affect our skin.

Qian Zheng, Head of Advanced Research, North America at L’Oréal, said: ‘This research is groundbreaking in identifying new microbial biomarkers linked to visible signs of aging like crow’s feet wrinkles. 

‘It marks a significant step towards developing technologies for healthier, more youthful skin. 

‘We look forward to sharing new results as they become available, furthering the scientific community’s understanding and contributing to advancing new skincare solutions.’ 

Healthy young women have fewer varied microorganisms on their faces than older women, according to previous research.

Young women are more likely to have Cutybacteria acnes, a type of bacterium that thrives in pores and feeds on sebum, the oil released by the skin.

Even though they are typically healthy, pores can become inflamed when certain germs enter them.