Skincare is a trendy healthy habit that’ll never go out of style. With a concrete skincare regimen in place, you can help your complexion stay in great shape as you age. Over time, a proper skincare routine can treat and prevent acne, scars, wrinkles and discolouration.
Cleansing, moisturising and protecting with SPF are the most important aspects of skincare, but which products work best? What kind of ingredients should you look for and which ones should be avoided altogether? Live probiotic skincare is a route to consider, as research shows that topical probiotics applied to the skin is helpful in treating some of the most common skin conditions, such as acne, dermatitis, dry skin and more.
Are you considering probiotics for skin health? Read on to learn more about the benefits of adding probiotic products to your skincare lineup.
What is Probiotic Skincare and Why is it Important?
Did you know that your skin has a microbiome? Just like your gut, your skin is the home to trillions of microbes made up of both good and bad bacteria. Much like the way you care for your gut, your skin requires the same attention to keep your microbiome in balance.
"As the largest and most visible organ, the skin not only gives clues into what's happening beneath the surface in terms of immune function, nutrition, oxidative stress, and metabolic issues, to name a few, but it's the body's first line of defense against infection, environmental stressors, and loss of nutrients and water, so addressing the skin is a gateway to overall health and well-being," board-certified dermatologist Keira Barr, M.D., shared with MindBodyGreen.
“The skin microbiome is constantly interacting with our environment and works to support our health by protecting against infection, influencing the immune response, protecting against UV radiation, and helps provide nourishment to the skin cells."
When you don’t prioritise a microbiome-friendly skincare routine with live probiotics, you may be more prone to:
- Dryness. An unbalanced microbiome weakens the skin’s protective barrier, often resulting in dehydration and overall dullness in the complexion.
- Eczema. In many cases, eczema is a sure sign of an unbalanced microbiome.
- Breakouts. When bad bacteria hang around too long, you’re likely in for a breakout. Most traditional acne treatments will wipe away all of the good and bad bacteria, which will ultimately lead to an unbalanced microbiome.
Live and Post Probiotics: What’s the Difference?
When it comes to probiotics and post probiotics (or postbiotics) what’s the main difference? Obviously, probiotics are strains of living bacteria, and when used correctly in skincare, can rejuvenate the skin and let the healthy bacteria thrive.
As probiotics feed on more probiotics, the result is postbiotics. Postbiotic products can also be used in skincare, adding additional support to the skin barrier and immune functioning of your skin.
The Benefits of Probiotic Skin Care
When you implement probiotic skin care into your everyday routine, you may notice a significant difference in the tone and texture of your complexion. Here are a few probiotic skin benefits that come with using products with these natural ingredients:
When your skin’s microbiome is back in balance, your skin barrier will be stronger and more resilient. You’ll notice this in your skin too, as it will feel softer and more balanced, with increased elasticity. Best of all, your skin will glow with good health and radiance.
Evidence shows that probiotic skincare can be highly effective for someone living with rosacea, as the imbalance of the skin’s bacteria could be to blame for the inflammation. Probiotics help to regulate the skin’s natural immune response, maintaining balance and calming skin, so it becomes less reactive.
When your skin microbiome is working properly, you have a better chance of retaining moisture in your skin barrier. Adding probiotic skincare products to your routine helps to improve your skin barrier function, so you’re not just adding hydration, you’re also helping your skin to retain it more effectively.
Reduction of Fine Lines, Wrinkles, and other Signs of Ageing
Free radicals and pollution can cause premature aging, but live probiotic skincare can boost your skin’s natural defense against these aggressors. Triggering your skin’s immune system can damage the skin’s collagen, which is why a healthy and balanced skin microbiome leads to improved elasticity in the skin and reduced fine lines and wrinkles. The hydrating factor helps too - as well-hydrated skin plumps and softens, for a youthful complexion.
Try our Hydrating Live Probiotic Serum
Are you ready to try probiotics for clear skin? Consider our BLIS Q24® Live Probiotic Hydration Serum.
Rich in BLIS Q24®, a powerful patented live probiotic, this product is designed to balance, restore and protect your skin’s microbiome. When applied to the skin, the serum works deep into the pores to strengthen your skin’s barrier and eliminate bad bacteria. While the probiotic goes to work, the glycerine and coco-caprylate works its way into the skin, helping to hydrate and repair your skin for a healthy, radiant, youthful glow. This natural and gentle, (but efficacious) serum is free from silicones, parabens, PEGs, sulfates, GMOs, mineral oils, petroleum, synthetic colours, and synthetic fragrances. Your skin deserves the best, after all.
Learn more about our Live Probiotic Hydration Serum.