Recent research from the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine has found a possible link between certain bacteria and the aging of skin. The study looked at the skin microbiome of older women and found that two bacteria, Staphylococcus epidermidis and Streptococcus sanguinis, were associated with decreased levels of collagen, the protein that gives youthful skin a smooth appearance.
Lead researcher Julia Oh noted that it is still unknown whether the bacteria cause skin aging or are a consequence of it. It is possible that further research will lead to new anti-aging treatments, however, more research is needed to determine the exact mechanism by which these bacteria affect collagen levels in the skin.
The findings from this research suggest that bacteria may play a role in the aging process of skin. While it is too early to draw any definitive conclusions, the results of the research are promising and could lead to the development of new anti-aging treatments in the future. Further research is needed to understand the exact relationship between these bacteria and collagen levels in the skin.