What are probiotics?
Probiotics are a combination of live beneficial bacteria, which occur naturally within and on the body, greatly impacting skin’s health and overall appearance. Bacteria is usually viewed in a negative light as something that makes you sick. However, we have two kinds of bacteria constantly in and on our body — good bacteria and bad bacteria. Probiotics are made up of good bacteria that nutrients our skin to help lock in moisture and brighten the overall complexion.
What are the benefits of probiotics?
Skin’s surface is a multifaceted environment, almost like a city of living things populating and working in every part of it, and probiotics play a crucial role in keeping it in balance.
Stabilising the skin microbiome helps:
- Facilitate optimal skin flora and maintain effective moisture balance.
- Strengthen skin barrier against environmental stressors.
- Restore a healthy pH balance to the skin’s surface
- Brighten dull-looking skin
- Prevent and treat skin disorders including eczema, atopic dermatitis and acne
How are probiotics used?
There are so many skincare products on the market containing probiotics, including serums or moisturisers. Furthermore, probiotics are sold in dietary supplements including pills or protein shakes.
How do probiotics work?
When we are exposed to harmful bacteria, the probiotics can work to fight off the harmful bacteria and restore balance. Probiotics in skincare are known for their calming effects on the skin by harnessing a surge of good bacteria to help cells flourish. When our skin barrier is healthy, it can regulate oil production, stay hydrated, and fend off free radicals.