Can Probiotics Help My Skin?

Your skin is your first line of defense against pretty much everything. The skin is the largest organ in the human body, and has its own complex ecosystem that keeps your skin healthy. At any given moment, the good bacteria (the natural flora that maintain skin health and promote healing) are fighting an array of foes — bad bacteria, environmental stressors like sunburn, extreme temperatures, and many manmade toxins and irritants.

In other words, your skin is very busy. Maintaining healthy skin isn’t just about slapping on the most expensive face cream you can find. You also need to support the skin’s natural processes, including maintaining a sufficiently robust supply of healthy bacteria.

Enter Our Friend, The Probiotic

Yes, those same probiotics you may already be taking to help your internal organs do their best work, can also make a huge difference when applied externally on your skin!

So how does it work? Probiotics are beneficial to your skin in two different ways, but they really work best paired with an ingested probiotic (and hey, we know a great one you can try!). Here’s why:

  1. Topical probiotics help boost the skin’s barrier function against external pathogens, while also speeding skin renewal process.
  2. Digestive probiotics work with the gut to boost immunity, support digestive balance, and help support healthy gut motility.

Together, these applications promote skin health from both inside and out. So if you want brighter, more deeply moisturized and healthy skin, use a probiotic skin support topical system.

And if you already have healthy skin, a combination of digestive and topical probiotics can help it stay that way. You’re boosting immunity and resistance to topical irritants as well.

Probiotics can also assist the unseen processes that support skin health, adding to its vitality and long-term health. Because probiotics work with your skin’s natural regenerative and defensive mechanisms, they don’t dry it or strip it of vital oils or nutrients. Probulin’s line of premium probiotic skin care products also includes all-natural ingredients like African Marula Oil, Shea Butter, and organic Aloe Vera.

In other words, if you want to have the most healthy, beautiful skin, probiotics are the answer.



Levkovitch, T., et al. Probiotic bacteria induce a “glow of health.” PLOS One. 2013. 8(1): e53867. (Feeding probiotic yogurt to aged mice produced changes mimicking peak health and reproductive fitness—including healthier skin and luxuriant fur).