Probiotic skincare can do all kinds of good things for your skin. Here's what you need to know about probiotics and why you should use them.
Probiotics are used and loved by lots of the skincare experts. You might have heard some of the beauty big-shots like Jennifer Rock AKA The Skin Nerd recommending probiotic skincare recently and there is a good reason why they do. Probiotics can do all sorts of great things for your skin, particularly if you are prone to acne or rosacea or other skin conditions.
Most likely, you've heard of probiotics and you associate them with healthy bacteria in yoghurts. You wouldn't be wrong. Probiotics help to regulate your gut health and promote healthy bacteria. When it comes to your skin it's much the same. Did you know that there are actually bacteria that live on the surface of your skin? Well, there are, amd they are good bacteria that help to protect your skin. The bacteria on your skin are affected by the pH level of your skin. A good probiotic skincare range will reduce the skin's pH level which deters the bad environmental stressors that attack our skin all the time.
Helping skin help itself
Probiotic skincare is specially formulated to acidify the skin slightly - but in a good way. It means that in using it you'll allow the good bacteria to take over on the surface of your skin. They will protect your skin and calm it. The good bacteria stop it from reacting to everyday irritants and allergens so it doesn't become inflamed. So you can see why it's very beneficial skincare to use for anybody who is prone to reactive skin that flares up with conditions like acne or rosacea.
Not only are they good for problematic skin types, they are good for just about everyone. Probiotics actually increase your skin's tolerance for UV rays and gives it some natural protection against sunlight. They also help to plump and hydrate the skin reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. So basically everyone can benefit from introducing some probiotics in their skincare. If you have a gorgeous serum or moisturiser you love, you could get yourself a probiotic cleanser. Or the other way around; if you love your cleanser get yourself a moisturiser with probiotics in it. They tend to be quite affordable so there's no excuse not to use one.