A recent paper sought to provide a historical perspective to the contemporary investigations and clinical implications of the gut-brain-skin connection in acne. It found that many aspects of Stokes and Pillsbury’s unifying theory have recently been validated.
According to the paper, as reported by Green Med Info:
“The ability of the gut microbiota and oral probiotics to influence systemic inflammation, oxidative stress, glycemic control, tissue lipid content and even mood itself, may have important implications in acne. The intestinal microflora may also provide a twist to the developing diet and acne research.”