Trillions of bacteria are living on your skin at any given moment. Does hearing that give you the heebie jeebies? It shouldn't! Just like in your gut, these bacteria are constantly at work, keeping your skin in tip-top shape. It's not always paradise in bacteria-land though; when good bacteria are in short supply, bad bacteria can creep in and wreak havoc on your skin. Here are the top 3 ways in which probiotics boost your skin health.
Inflammation Obliteration: Inflammation is arguably the root of all health problems, from pimples to cancer. Probiotics allow the immune system to work more effectively, thus protecting and healing common inflammation-induced ailments like acne and rosacea.
Commence Defense: In our daily lives, our skin is inundated with harmful things (UV radiation, car exhaust, cigarette smoke, blue light, free radicals, and other pollutants). A healthy array of good bacteria (thanks to probiotics) will help your skin combat foes by maintaining a low pH and keeping bad bacteria at bay.
Moisturizer Magnifier: Your skin is naturally programmed to create moisture, and a good moisturizer is designed to deliver hydration to the deepest parts of your skin. Add probiotics to the mix, and your skin will reward you by increasing its ability to capture moisture from your favorite creams and serums. Abundant moisture is the easiest way to prevent fine lines and wrinkles, so your favorite topical probiotic serum also doubles as your favorite anti-aging serum.
Like it or not, your body is a veritable playground for bacteria. By incorporating probiotics into your diet and skincare routine, you will help the good bacteria thrive and boost the overall health of your body and skin!