What Do Probiotics Do to Your Skin?
Famous doctors, dermatologists, and scientists define probiotics as “microorganisms that have beneficial effects on the body’s health when consumed in an appropriate amount in a live form.” According to dermatologists, probiotics are known to act as the skin-clearing ingredients your face needs. Yeast activation and the initiation of fermentation are triggered by hydration, from either water or some other liquid, and the presence of a food source.
Based on these physiological benefits, the microbiome-based probiotic solution, which has already become a trend in food and nutritional supplements, has been introduced into the Asian beauty industry, and it’s now growing in popularity in Western skincare.
In general, probiotics should be routinely ingested through food, such as nutritional supplements or beverages. In fact, when probiotics are ingested and reach the intestine, they acidify the intestinal environment and reduce the number of harmful bacteria that cannot tolerate acid while simultaneously promoting the growth of beneficial bacteria that properly grow in acid to improve overall health.
Probiotics, on the other hand, play a role as beneficial bacteria that help restore the skin’s original protective function, such as being involved in normalizing the environment of microorganisms living on the skin surface, when applied topically to the skin.
What are the Benefits of using Probiotics?
Probiotics are part of what are known as “functional foods,” which are foods whose components, whether natural or manufactured, improve health beyond their nutritional benefits. Probiotics are live bacteria that provide health advantages beyond basic nutrition after being consumed in a specified dosage. The intestinal flora, which is made up of several “good” bacteria that coexist in a condition of equilibrium, is the target of these agents’ actions.
More and more research shows the involvement of probiotics in combating skin inflammation caused by the alteration of the skin barrier, and the benefits they provide in sensitized skin with pathologies, such as:
– Benefits for blemish-prone skin . According to research, probiotics could help people with acne-prone skin, thanks to the fact that they stop the formation of certain oxygen molecules that promote the appearance of imperfections, called “reactive species”. Plus, unlike other treatments that dry out and irritate your skin, probiotics are proven to restore your skin.
– Benefits for sensitive and prone to dry skin. As they contribute to strengthening the intestinal microbiota that is responsible for regulating the allergic response of the skin, probiotics can also reduce the inflammation caused by this condition.
– Benefits for skin stressed by the effects of the exposome.Internal and external exposome factors weaken and have an impact on our skin causing the barrier function to degrade, cell regeneration to slow down, the microbiome to become unbalanced and the skin’s defense system to be altered. When the skin becomes fragile, it shows visible signs such as dryness, tightness, loss of elasticity, redness, dull tone, expression lines, among others. This is what we call stressed skin. Experts are beginning to study how the topical application of probiotics can not only trigger the skin’s natural built-in moisturizing abilities, but also improve the quality and texture of your complexion.
The use of specific probiotics for the skin, both in cosmetics that contain them among their ingredients and in oral supplements with the appropriate strains and amounts, will be of great importance in the treatment of all skin types, even the most sensitive, so that they continue to work Correctly. This is why probiotics are beginning to be used in the treatment of all skin types, even the most sensitive, in both oral and topical preparations.