Why Probiotics are Great in Beauty Products
Thanks to all those yogurt commercials, you’re probably aware that probiotics are good for you. But you might not know that they also happen to be very good for your skin, too. It is a fact that what is good for your gut is beneficial for your skin too.
That’s not all applying probiotics topically can do for your skin. They can also soothe inflammation, guard against oxidative stress and free radicals, and protect your skin from the dangers and anti-aging effects of pollution, including fine lines and dark spots. There are actually specific probiotics strains that have been shown to promote ceramide production, which are healthy lipids naturally found in skin that trap moisture and strengthens the skin barrier.T here is a lot of science emerging that certain strains taken orally and applied topically can hydrate the skin.
It’s long been known that what you eat can affect your skin, and that’s especially true for probiotics. In the digestive tract, you have a lining to your gut and if you don’t have healthy bacteria, the lining becomes more porous, so toxins can leak through and trigger inflammation. Overall, having a healthy balance of bacteria in your gut has an anti-inflammatory effect on your entire body, including your skin. Get a healthier balance in your gut by loading up on probiotics, including yogurt, tempeh, miso, kombucha, fermented veggies like kimchi and sauerkraut, and kefir.
So bottom line, not just for your gut health but skin health. Having probiotics in your skincare has amazing anti-aging benefits to the extreme. One of my favorite local brands is Ongaro Beauty products. Click on their name and check out some great probiotic skincare! Eat some kimchi while you do it too!!