By David Cox
Certain bacteria have been linked with a loss of collagen, the protein that gives youthful skin a smooth appearance. Better understanding the role of these bacteria in wrinkles and skin sagging could lead to new anti-ageing treatments
From our mid-20s onwards, our skin progressively loses its elasticity and plumpness, leading to wrinkles and sagging. Why this occurs isn’t entirely understood. However, new research suggests that the microorganisms that reside on our faces may be involved.