Chances are, you’ve probably heard of probiotics – traditionally taken in capsule form to maintain a healthy gut, they’ve become a bit of a buzzword recently because they’ve entered the beauty world in an all-new way. Probiotics are known for their ability to balance and calm your digestive system, but when applied topically they’re also proven to work their magic on your skin – and the best thing is, they work for any and every skin type and concern.
That’s right, we’re calling out probiotic skincare as a trend to watch in 2019. Here’s everything you need to know.
What are probiotics?
They’re often referred to as ‘the good bacteria’, and that’s right. The bacteria you find in probiotics are micro-organisms naturally found in your body and they provide health benefits such as aiding digestion, strengthening the immune system, and protecting against harmful bacteria.
What are the benefits of using probiotic skincare?
The defend against first signs of ageing
Probiotics improve the skin’s ability to defend against environmental stressors and free radicals that trigger loose skin, pigmentation, lines, and wrinkles.
They soothe irritated skin
By reducing inflammation, probiotics help to take down redness and calm easily-irritated skin. If you’re prone to breakouts and find they leave behind red marks, you’ll really notice a difference.
They create a natural shield
Probiotics strengthen the skin’s barrier by acting as a protective layer on the skin’s surface. This makes it hard for bacteria to get in and trigger blemishes and locks in moisture to improve hydration.
They balance your skin
Just like probiotic supplements balance your gut, they also balance your skin. This results in a complexion that isn’t too dry or too oily.