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Are Probiotics for Skin Your New Beauty Saviour?

June 18, 2018

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Probiotics are a must for gut health because a balanced gut means a happy and functioning digestive system!

They help to increase good bacteria in the intestinal system and can be found in fermented food like kimchi, miso soup, sauerkraut and a fermented tea drink called kombucha, just to name a few…

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What you may not realize, however, is that probiotics can also be found in some skin care products, as they offer a heap of skin lovin’ benefits!

Keep reading to learn more about a few of the wonderful benefits you can enjoy when using topical probiotics.

Reduced redness and skin sensitivity.

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If you have sensitive skin then you know the struggle of skin that constantly flares up and turns red from seemingly anything, whether it be from a new product you’re using, certain foods you’re eating, or the environment.

By adding a probiotic-infused skin care product into your routine, you will notice less redness and skin sensitivity, because probiotics help to fight inflammation in the skin that can contribute to irritation.

Probiotics also offer healing properties to soothe skin that may be sore or inflamed.

Fewer breakouts.

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Breakouts are the pits and you may have tried everything only to find they still seem to hang around.

All of us have sebaceous glands (oil glands) in our skin, but when these oil glands become clogged with acne bacteria due to an excess of sebum being produced, your skin will start to break out more frequently and you’ll find yourself dealing with pesky blemishes on a regular basis and who wants that?

Probiotics help to kill this acne bacteria directly so you can enjoy clear, happy and healthy skin!

Plumper, smoother skin

Just when you think it couldn’t get any better, you find out that topical probiotics can even make you look younger! Yes, we aren’t kidding.

Probiotics may help to increase collagen, a structural protein that helps to keep the skin taut, plump and smooth as well as potentially improve oxygen intake to aid in skin healing as well as increase cell renewal.

Probiotic ingredients to look for

You may wonder how you’ll know if a product contains probiotics or not and all you have to do is look for certain ingredients on the label, many of them will be the same as you’ll see on the label of your yogurt carton!

Here are a few:

  • Anything that begins withLactobacillus, Bifidabacterium or Vitreoscilla.
  • various ferments
  • xylitol and fructooligosaccharides (prebiotic sugars)

Probiotic skin care products should contain a blend of probiotics, prebiotics (to fuel the probiotics), and lysate ingredients to aid in reinforcing skin’s surface and improving its appearance and that’s why we included the ferments and prebiotics in this list.

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We hope this helps to explain things a little better and encourages you to try probiotic skin care products for yourself! 

Further reading:


https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352647515000155

 


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