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Bugs to the Rescue Applying probiotics can also fortify your complexion's defenses against chemicals and allergens that can disrupt the skin's barrier function and cause swelling, dryness, breaks in the skin, and increased skin sensitivity. [...] because of probiotics' ability to keep a healthy balance between the good and bad bacteria on the skin, they are a natural in the battle against acne. Lab tests that pitted a variety of beneficial bacteria against Propionibacterium acne - the microbe responsible for that pimple on your chin - found that all of the probiotic strains stopped the harmful bacteria in its tracks.
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