How Probiotics Are Changing Skin Care

When it comes to probiotics, most people think of digestion. We get it — after all, Probulin is all about digestive care. But we’re also thinking about your external health. Probiotics are changing skin care. Your skin, as you know, is your body’s largest organ, and in many ways, the most vulnerable. The skin is subject to exposure from the environment as well as from, pollutants, and other challenges.

So perhaps it’s not too surprising to discover that healthy looking skin can be supported and nurtured using both topical and internal probiotics.

How It Works

Probiotics have been shown to support your skin both externally (applied directly to your skin) and internally (ingesting a digestive probiotic supplement). Applied topically, probiotics benefit skin health by:

  • Moisturizing
  • Protecting the skin from the elements
  • Supporting brighter healthier looking skin
  • Supporting skin’s natural renewal process

Taken internally, probiotics help maintain a healthy balance of “good bacteria” in the gut, which in turn benefits your skin. Here’s how probiotics help:

  • Support healthier more youthful appearance of the skin
  • Supports the skin’s protective lipid barrier
  • Maintain a healthy balance of skin bacteria
  • Helps maintain skin’s overall health

Why It Works

Your skin surface is actually a complex ecosystem, just like your gut. Maintaining skin health means supporting the “good bacteria” and maintaining a healthy balance of natural skin flora. Probiotic skin support works with the body’s natural mechanisms to promote healthy looking skin.

In contrast, traditional methods have focused on cleaning the skin as though it were a wall or window—which actually strips away healthy nutrients, moisturizing oils, and good bacteria that help promote and maintain healthy looking skin. The result has been increased drying, wrinkling, and visible signs of aging.

The Gut-Brain-Skin Axis

Heard of it? It’s the idea that every body function is deeply interconnected. Since the 1930’s, scientists have worked to define the connection between healthy gut bacteria and healthy skin. One observation involves consumption of unfermented milk products compared to consumption of fermented dairy (yogurt) and the impact on skin health.

Current thinking is that when gut flora are well balanced,and free radicals are held in check by good bacteria. So a combination of digestive and topical probiotics helps support healthy looking skin both from within and without. This is yet another great reason to try both Probulin’s Skin Therapy products and digestive probiotics and enzymes!

 

Studies
Roudsari, M.R. et al. Health effects of probiotics on the skin. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition. 2015. 55(9): 1219–1240.

Caramia, G. et al. Probiotics and the skin. Clinical Dermatology. 2008. 26(1): 4–11.