It is now well known of the nutritional benefits that probiotics provide, helping to promote a healthy and diverse gut, which is necessary to support digestive function and general health as well as increase immunity. More recently they have been given a bit of an identity overhaul and are being used to compliment a range of skincare products. But why are probiotics important in skincare?
Similar to how probiotics treat and prevent problems in the stomach, topical versions are known for their calming effects on the skin by harnessing a surge of good bacteria to help cells flourish. 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.
3 Benefits of Probiotics in skincare:
1. Recalibrate skin microbiome
2. Calm and sooth the skin
3. Give back the natural skin glow
A bit of science
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.