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How Can Probiotics in My Skincare Help my Skin?

January 28, 2021

Incorporating probiotic rich foods into your daily diet is incredibly important for a healthy and happy gut. 

Our favorite fermented foods that help to add a healthy dose of probiotics to your system include kimchi, sauerkraut, miso and a delicious fizzy fermented tea drink called kombucha. 

However, it can be hard to get in the full dose of probiotics that you may need simply through the foods you eat, and this is where a supplement can really make a difference. 

In today’s post, we would like to let you in on a few benefits of probiotics for not only for your health, but for your skin too! Let’s dive in!

Probiotics and your skin

Are you aware of the important link between the health of your gut and the health and appearance of your skin?

If your gut is not functioning optimally, due to a poor diet or chronic stress, then it will be flooded with toxins, which increases cortisol (stress hormones) in your body, which in turn increases inflammation, which may then manifest externally as an array of skincare woes. 

Internal inflammation may show up as blemishes, lines and wrinkles and an overall dull complexion. 

A healthy gut means less internal inflammation, which means happier, healthier, more vibrant skin, not to mention a soothed tummy and a healthy mind too. 

When good bacteria is introduced into your gut, a barrier is formed to fight damaging free radicals and to help form a barrier to reduce inflammation, which aids the body in flushing out toxins that may have been contributing to skin problems. 

Of course a daily probiotic will also help to improve immunity, and this inner health will reflect in the appearance of your skin, as bright, youthful, more even toned skin.

Probiotic ingredients to look for

You may wonder how you’ll know if a product contains probiotics, and all you have to do is look for certain ingredients on the label, many of them will be the same as you’ll see on the label of your yogurt carton!

Here are a few:

  • Anything that begins with “Lactobacillus”, “Bifidobacterium” or “Vitreoscilla”
  • Various ferments 
  • Xylitol and fructooligosaccharides (prebiotic sugars)

Our new probiotic supplement will also include folate, or B9. This vitamin is excellent for happy skin. Folate helps to encourage new healthy skin growth, and may prevent premature aging, as well as reduce acne breakouts! 

You can find folate in foods including fortified cereals, eggs, dried beans, leafy green veggies and fruit.

You really can’t go wrong by adding a probiotic supplement into your daily ritual! We can’t wait for you to try ours!

For a double dose of probiotics for healthy skin why not also try whipping up a DIY probiotic face mask, either by yourself or with your friends for a fun spa night in!

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