Not all bacteria’s bad for us; just most. Probiotics have been here for centuries but are only now getting the attention and respect they deserve! These little cultures are responsible for a healthy gut and a healthy gut is responsible for healthy skin. See the link? Here’s what you need to know about probiotics in your skincare routine and which probo-products are must-haves.
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Probiotics in Skincare: Why It’s Important & Must-Have Products
Probiotics is the “good” bacteria and this good bacteria is key to maintaining a healthy digestive system. Its not only good for your internal mechanism, it’s also good for your complexion. After all, what you eat affects you from the inside out. Probiotics are commonly found in yogurt, kimchi, kombucha, and other food supplements. Now, they’re taking over skin care products too.
When applied topically, probiotic bacteria works the same way it does when ingested: it balances the bad with good bacteria which, in turn, helps food move through your gut. Healthy gut flora treats or eradicates IBS, IBD, diarrhea, and can improve your skin, energy levels, mood, and more. Probiotics also combat inflamation and speed up the skin’s healing process. If you’re suffering from acne or rosacea, consider stepping up your skin care routine with products that contain probiotics in it. It’ll not only clear your skin from the inside out, it’ll eliminate any dryness and, when used regularly, can turn back the hands of time.
1. Aurelia Probiotic Skincare – Cell Revitalize Day Moisturizer
This moisturizer features a host of exotic botanicals from Baobab to Hibiscus to Plumeria. The type of probiotic in this product is bifidobacterium, which helps stabilize the skin’s defense system.
This cleanser is a clarifying cream-gel whose main ingredient is soothing, hydrating cucumber. It also has tea-tree oil, sweet almond milk and yogurt which work together to clear pores and prevent future breakouts.
This mask contains actual yogurt, along with shea butter, kaolin clay, cucumber, and tea-tree oil to calm and clear the skin. It helps smooth skin and banish acne without stripping away any moisture.
This serum contains probiotics (obviously) that help boost the performance of other products you layer over this.
This lightweight cream is infused with probiotics, rice protein, and Vitamins A, C & E, to keep the skin plump and hydrated. It also helps reduce the appearance of fine lines.
This cleanser is gentle on the skin, but tough on makeup and acne. This will thoroughly remove dirt and other impurities on your skin while leaving it moist and conditioned.
The probiotic in this night cream is lactobacillus, which is the strain commonly found in probiotic supplements and other skincare products. It helps retain the skin’s moisture.
This liquid makeup is here to kick your facial redness out the door. It does this by taking advantage of the anti-inflammatory properties of probiotics.
The active probiotics in this exfoliating mask help stimulate the skin, while other ingredients such as rice beads and AHA’s gently buff it for a smoother, brighter appearance.
The skin plays host to a number of good bacteria, but external factors such as stress, diet, and environment often disrupt the balance to leave our skin heading for the Dark Side; you know, the land where acne, wrinkles and redness are abound.
Probiotics will bring both your skin and gut — both of which are inextricably linked — back to their optimal health meaning more energy, weight loss, and radiant skin!
For more on the skin/gut connection, click here.