Another way to boost ceramides in the skin, in this article primarily about gut flora but includes info on topical probiotic use:http://www.ncbi.nlm....63/?tool=pubmed
Streptococcus thermophilus, a species found in most yogurts, can increase ceramide production when applied to the skin for 7 days as a cream . This work, which has since been replicated [59,60], is of relevance to acne, particularly when considering that some of the ceramide sphingolipids, most notably phytosphingosine (PS), provide both antimicrobial activity againstPropionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) and direct anti-inflammatory activity . Sphingolipids have been noted to be low in acne , and the seasonal loss of ceramides may be a driving force behind much higher dermatological office visits for acne during winter months . Indeed, topical application of 0.2% PS reduced papules and pustules by 89% in a recent 2-month pilot study .
is there a specific brand of yogurt you recommend?