Experts Say Probiotic Skin Care Is Actually Worth It—and Here’s Why
Interacting with the bacteria that dwell in our microbiome (yep, all 100 trillion of them) has become pretty common thanks to the probiotic craze that has evolved over the last few years—and miracle tonic kombucha serving as its bubbly fuel. So much so that it’s motivating health-conscious people to include more “good” bacteria not only in their diets but also in their skincare.
“Probiotics function in the same way for the skin as they do for the digestive system,” says Dr. Francesca Fusco, a dermatologist in New York. “They assist it in maintaining a balanced state.” On the surface, this translates to a complexion that is neither too dry nor too oily, and skin that can successfully repel inflammatory environmental conditions.
In other words, if you want a flawless complexion, start by feeding your skin’s flora. Experts weigh in on why a probiotic-laced skin-care regimen truly works, from keeping a healthy bacterial balance in the skin to treating flare-ups and breakouts of all sizes.
The Act of Balancing
Probiotics help the skin in three ways. They first serve as a protective barrier, preventing harmful germs from inducing an immune response. Also, it provides a more calming atmosphere for your skin.
Second, they generate antimicrobial peptides, which are natural antibiotics that fight bacteria. Lastly, they improve the skin’s ability to cope with harmful external influences such as free radicals, the sun, and pollution.
All of these advantages contribute to the reduction of inflammation that helps prevent premature aging and decrease flare-ups.
Prebiotics, which provide bacteria with food, are also helpful in rebooting the skin microbiome. Probiotics are the good guys, and prebiotics is what the good guys eat to stay alive and proliferate. Prebiotics also promote a wider variety of microorganisms, which is important for healthy skin.
The Fortifying Factor
All skin types benefit from probiotic moisturizers and treatments, but those with chronic inflammation benefit the most.
A recent study also discovered that because living microorganisms on the skin are recognized as alien by the body’s immune system, it naturally responds by ramping up its defensive reaction, resulting in decreased inflammation, redness, and pimples.
The Gentle Approach
Face cleansers are frequently harsh, stripping the skin of its natural oils and leaving it looking and feeling drier than before. This is particularly problematic in the winter when skin is most in need of moisture.
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