Probiotics are live bacteria (the good kind) and yeasts which hold key benefits for the overall health of our digestive system. Found in naturally in fermented foods, they have the ability to block pathogens and balance bacteria living in your gut or skin, alleviating inflammatory symptoms including rosacea, breakouts and flare ups. Probiotics have numerous nutritional benefits that includes promoting a healthy gut, supporting digestive function, increasing immunity and supporting overall health. Lately, we've seen them being added to skincare, but why would that be helpful?
Similar to how probiotics can treat and prevent problems in the stomach, topical versions are known for their calming effects on the skin by harnessing good bacteria to help the skin cells flourish.
3 Benefits of Probiotics in skincare:
- Recalibrate skin microbiome
- Calm and soother the skin
- Give back the natural skin glow
The bacteria interacts with skin receptors to modulate the immune response and this can help calm and smooth the skin.
The skin is the body's largest organ and holds the largest portion of living bacteria in our body. The natural bacterial ecosystem, the microbiome, has a very important protective role for both your skin and gut. Bringing probiotics into the equation can help build this healthy ecosystem, giving you back natural glowing skin when used in skincare or reshaping your gut microbiome when taken orally.