Probiotics are live microorganisms that may confer a health benefit on the host.
We share a complicated relationship with bacteria. It exists on our skin, in our intestinal tract, urinary tract, among other places. Too much bacteria can make us very ill, but too little can also make us more vulnerable to illness.
With so many skins showing signs of stress and barrier impairment due to environmental factors and over use of harsh skin care ingredients that have a negative effect on our skins natural flora, should we use Probiotics in skin care to improve our skins health?
Our internal health relies on a delicate balance of gut flora to maintain a healthy digestive tract but did you know our skin can also benefit from the topical application of Probiotics?
It may seem strange that bacteria in your gut would play a role in your skin health, but when you consider that your skin is literally bathed in bacteria it’s no wonder our internal health will have a direct impact on our skin health.
There are about 100 trillion microorganisms — bacteria, fungi and more — living on and in your body. Did you know our bacterial cells outnumber our other cells by 10 to 1? Even after you bathe, there are still 1 million bacteria living on every square centimeter of your skin.
Our skin bacteria are involved in a symbiotic relationship with us on a daily basis. The bacteria on your inner arm, for instance, processes the raw fats it produces and in turn moisturize your skin.
Taking an oral supplement of a Probiotic on a daily basis allows our inner health to communicate with our skin and in skin conditions such as Acne, Rosacea, Eczema and Psoriasis, this is considered an integral part of treating these conditions.
With new technology, we are now also seeing many skin care products containing Pre and Probiotics to maintain our skins health. Does your skin care products contain Probiotics? I would love to hear your thoughts on this subject…………..