The body is a world itself, it’s home to trillions of microorganisms, outnumbering even the human cells. And a host of these diverse bacteria ecosystems, for over 1,000 species approximative, reside on your skin. Microbes are usually viewed in a negative view as something that makes you sick. However, there are two kinds of microbes constantly living in your body and on your skin: good and bad microbes.
What are probiotics?
Research shows that some of these microbes ‘’Probiotics’’ support skin health by reinforcing your skin's natural barrier against bad bacteria, fighting infection, protecting against environmental damage, regulating pH levels, keeping the skin hydrated, and may even protecting against skin cancer.
Unfortunately, plenty of things can throw the bacterial balance off; constant use of harsh facial cleansers and antibacterial soaps strip your skin of these healthy bacteria, consequently damaging your skin's natural bacterial ecosystem, so the breakdown of this bacterial imbalance can cause flare-ups and problems including Acne, Rosacea, Eczema, rosacea flares, psoriasis, dryness, and flaky skin.
How do Probiotics work in Skincare?
Probiotics are a group of living microorganisms. Which type of probiotic you use can make a difference. Here are a few specific probiotics that have been studied for their skin benefits:
- Lactobacillus may help with the skin’s barrier function to reduce acne and redness.
- Bifidobacterium may help to reduce skin sensitivity and boost ceramides.
- Streptococcus thermophilus may help soothe dry, mature skin, and produce ceramides in people with eczema or dry and sensitive skin.
Many brands don’t clearly label prebiotic ingredients, but the ingredients below have prebiotic effects of calming skin and feeding good bacteria:
- Plant sugars, like fructooligosaccharides, and galacto-oligosaccharides
- Amino Acids
Protecting good bacteria
- Please step away from the cleanser: Any soap-based cleansers, including products labeled antibacterial or anti-acne, will strip skin of its natural bacteria.
- Use non-soap-based cleansers
- Just add water: In the morning, you might skip the cleanser altogether and wash with water.
- Avoid harsh scrubbing; You don't need to exfoliate daily, use a gentle, pH-balanced cleanser (BeautiPura®CRYSTAL CLEAR MILK CLEANSER) or in case of sensitive skin (BeautiPura®ULTRA SENSITIVE SKIN MICELLAR WATER) and only exfoliate twice a week.
With tweaks to your cleansing routine, your resident bacteria are likely to find their equilibrium. When it comes to your skin, that’s a good thing.
How to use probiotics?
When buying a probiotics product, look for ingredients like Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium, Vitreoscilla, Lactococcus Ferment Lysate, and prebiotic sugars like xylitol.
Keep in mind that probiotic skincare products are quite delicate with only a 6-month expiration date after opening and need to be stored in a cool environment or in the fridge.
Choosing BeautiPura® Probiotic Products
BeautiPura®PROBIOTIC ANTI-POLLUTION & ANTI-AGING CREAM an advanced and natural vegetal origin formula combined with high content in probiotics; this helps to improve skin immunity and aids in repairing, calming, and improving the balance of the epidermal barrier.
Whether your face is exposed to pollution or harsh weather conditions, the cream ensures it’s well protected from the elements, and it's suitable for all skin types.