March 06 2022 – Genevieve Chaplin
Our bodies are home trillions of bacteria and microorganisms that even outnumber the human cells. What’s most surprising is that the host of these bacterial ecosystems reside on our skin and some of them are really good for our skin health. That’s because these bacteria can reinforce natural skin barriers against harmful bacteria.
However, the continuous use of antibacterial soaps and facial cleansers can strip away the good bugs from our skin and damage the skins protective barrier. As a result, the skin gets dry and stressed, resulting in acne, psoriasis, eczema, and rosacea. At this point, you must be wondering what you can do to revive the natural defense of the skin and that’s where prebiotics, probiotics & postbiotics kick in!
So, What Are Probiotics?
Probiotics is another name for good bacteria. Probiotics tend to enhance various health functions, such as improved digestion, better immunity, and higher serotonin products. That’s because the more positive bacteria we have in our system, the lower the chances of bad bacteria hurting our body and bodily systems!
As far as skincare is concerned, probiotics will optimize the skin’s healing effect and often restores the protective shield of the skin. As a result, the skin will be protected from bad bacteria which dials down the inflammation and eventually prevent premature skin aging. If you’ve got acne-prone skin, probiotics help swing the balance in your favor and kill the acne-causing bacteria, reducing the chances of breakouts.
In addition to probiotics, prebiotics go hand in hand as prebiotics are the food and fuel source for the good bacteria (aka probiotics). For this reason, various probiotic products are loaded with prebiotics too as they help with the promotion and growth of good bacteria that resides on your skin.
The Right Biome Skincare Product For Specific Skin Types
Ranging from moisturizers to serums and face mists to cleaners, there are multiple skincare products infused with prebiotics, probiotics & postbiotics. Even though the hype is real, as with all skincare, you will only get the best results if you choose the right skin care product according to the skin type. Look for microbiome friendly skincare that contains lysates and strains that include Bifida Ferment & Lactococcus. Our Balancing Clay Mask contains prebiotics Inulin & Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide. Inulin is a prebiotic hydrator that delivers fast & deep hydration while Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide helps clear the skin and restore its normal regulation, barrier functions, sebum production and other processes. Get your hands on our Balancing Clay Mask to see what the hype is all about for yourself!
Disclaimer: This blogpost is solely for informative purposes. Even though research indicates that probiotics can alleviate certain skin conditions, we do not make any therapeutic or medical claims about our face/clay mask. The face/clay mask is meant only for cosmetic purposes.