A Surprising New Cure for Acne, Eczema, Rosacea, and More

Anyone who’s picked up a magazine or visited a health food store recently should know that probiotics—a certain type of “good” bacteria—can aid your digestive health. But lest you dismiss these little microorganisms as just another vaguely-beneficial health supplement, know this: they’re actually quite the overachievers. And unlike your high school class president, you’ll actually want to hear about all that they can do—especially if you suffer from acne, eczema, or rosacea.

We spoke with Dr. Roshini Raj— gastroenterologist, doctor of internal medicine, and founder of the probiotic-based skincare line, Tula—and asked her to school us on all the skin benefits of probiotics (including why we should consider smearing it on our faces).

Are probiotics the next skincare breakthrough? Keep flipping to find out!