Most of us have grown up thinking of bacteria as “bad”— a source of disease and food spoilage. And in some cases, this is true. But it is only one small part of the overall picture. Many forms of bacteria that live within and on the body are helpful, even necessary, to health and wellness.
According to the American Nutrition Association, a healthy body typically contains about 85% “good” and 15% “bad” bacteria. This healthy balance is referred to as “eubiosis.” Probiotics are the “good” bacteria that help our bodies to maintain a state of eubiosis. Good bacteria resides many places in and on our body. Our digestive tract and our skin are two examples where trillions of probiotic bacteria live and thrive every day. In fact, there are as many bacteria in the human body as cells.
So let’s take a look at how probiotics work for our skin, and why they represent a revolution in our approach to skin care.
How Probiotics Work
About two-thirds of the human body’s immune system resides in the gut, where “good” bacteria work daily to support vital balance and supporting digestion, immune support and so much more. When taken internally, probiotic dietary supplements like Probulin® reinforce your body’s “good” bacteria and help spur healthy digestion, produce important vitamins, and promote a robust immune response as well as many other important tasks.
Probiotics in Skin Care
How do topical probiotics help the skin? The skin is our largest organ and our primary barrier from outside forces. It protects us from sun and heat, extreme cold, cuts, blunt trauma, insect bites, parasites, and toxins found in the environment. That’s a lot of responsibility. Topical probiotics add an extra layer of protection and help create a healthy environment where our skin can perform at its best.
Here are just a few ways topical probiotics are good for your skin:
- They support the skin’s natural ecosystem
- They fight the bacteria that colonize the sebaceous (oil-producing) glands
- They soothe the skin
- They may improve skin clarity and reduce dryness
- They may support overall health of the skin
Why Is This So Revolutionary?
Until recently, science had thought probiotics to be most useful internally, but had underestimated their power when applied topically, directly to the skin. Topical probiotics work with the skin’s natural regenerative processes to create a healthy ecosystem that covers the surface of our bodies.
Perhaps most importantly, they fight “bad” bacteria not with harsh cleansers that kill both good and bad bacteria. The result is cleaner, clearer, healthier skin.
Probulin’s skin care products are engineered to deliver important benefits from unique scientifically studied beneficial bacterial ferment lysates.
Probulin’s skin therapy line of products uses all-natural ingredients like organic aloe vera, shea butter and marula oil in addition to essential oils and esters to compliment the premium-grade probiotic lysates found in each product. They are designed to cleanse the skin while also nourishing it.
From the Facial Cleansing Gel in the morning, to Facial Serum and Day Cream, to Marula Eye Cream and Night Cream, the products are designed to be used as a group, but powerful enough to be used individually. Your skin can feel the difference immediately.