By now you have likely heard of probiotics. After all, it certainly has been a hot topic for a while now.  Of course, you may know it as a supplement or perhaps that it is found in some of the foods we eat. But did you know you can now find probiotics in your skin care?

You likely have heard about their benefit to your gut bacteria and hence all systems supported by that including your overall health, but slathering them directly on your skin may increase that benefit even more!

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Read on to see what probiotics are and why you may want to incorporate them into your skin care routine.

What are probiotics?

First of all, you need to understand what probiotics even are, so let’s talk a bit about bacteria. You probably knew that there are bad bacteria – bugs that can make you quite sick. These “bad bacteria” cause all sorts of infections and may require a prescribed antibiotic from your health care provider.

Well, on the flip side, did you know that there are also good bacteria? These do exactly the opposite and really may help you stay healthy? I know it sounds crazy right?!

Probiotics are those good bacteria. They are similar, or the same as the bacteria you have living naturally in your body. These “good guys” will keep your system in check and working properly. The good bacteria will keep the bad from taking over.

Where do you find probiotics?

Probiotics are typically found in things like yogurt, kombucha, other fermented foods, and of course as oral supplements.  The benefits are being more widely recognized and therefore you can find them in any pharmacy or grocery store.

But did you know that you can now also find probiotics in your skin care? Many major brands, especially the clean or more natural beauty brands are now including them right in their skin care products.

Why are probiotics used?

As a pediatrician, I often recommend probiotics to my patients. I most often think about suggesting their use for things like constipation, infant colic, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, diarrhea, and after antibiotic use. They also may be beneficial for allergies, eczema, acne, and general immune system health.

We see them as something that balances our system. It’s the “good guys” keeping the “bad guys” in check and under control. If the “bad guys” are left unchecked, they will take over and this may lead to many ill effects. This may include everything from weight gain, an unhealthy immune system, skin & digestive issues, allergies, to chronic disease and many more issues.

Why are probiotics now in skin care?

As probiotics have become more widely used, it was recognized that individuals taking probiotics had a noticeable improvement in their skin. This was amazing! It was being used to help try and improve skin conditions such as acne and eczema.

Of course the next logical step was to put them right on your skin! This means that instead of just finding probiotics in your food, you now also find them in your skin cream.

There are now numerous major skin care brands with products that include probiotics, including EVER.

Why do you want bacteria on your skin?

You already have tons of bacteria on your skin, some say more than a trillion! But why?

Well, what does your skin do?  It protects you from your environment!

Your natural skin flora (the bacteria that is lives on your skin) is a part of that protection. Unfortunately, this often gets disrupted by harsh cleansers and things like environmental pollution or stress.

Just another reason you need good skin care products – to protect that ever important “good bacteria” and your skin. After all, it is your skin that protects you – so you need to keep it healthy!

What are the benefits of probiotics in skin care?

Well, here are 4 very important reasons to consider.

Probiotics:

  • Improve inflammatory conditions
  • Strengthen your natural barrier
  • Provide anti-aging benefits
  • Provide hydration

Those with sensitive skin, acne, eczema or any kind of inflammation do notice an improvement in their skin with probiotics.

Probiotics have a great calming effect as well as being antimicrobial. The flare-ups that these individuals were used to were noticably decreased.

Protecting your skin against the harsh environment, like free radicals, and providing significant hydration is beneficial to preventing many undesirable skin changes including some of the aging effects we all would like to delay. Do I really need to say anymore? Hydrated, younger, clearer, healthier skin? Yes please!!!

EVER & Probiotics

bottle of EVER Glowtion Skin Brightening Gel

Of course my favorite probiotic skin care comes from EVER. Meet Glowtion, a brightening gel that has both pre- and probiotics along with the superfoods watermelon and turmeric.

Pump this into your hand as a gel, but it transforms to a liquid on contact. Glowtion leaves behind a cooling sensation.

What do these other ingredients do to make Glowtion even better?

The prebiotics help the normal skin flora thrive. They basically act as “food” for the probiotics and good bacteria. While the superfoods help to boost the “glow” of your skin.

Glowtion is part of EVER’s new skin care regimen Pretty Young Trio!

The Pretty Young Trio includes:

  • Beauty Water Makeup Removing Cleanser
  • Glowtion Brightening Gel
  • Canvas Priming Moisturizer with SPF

This whole system is designed to clean and protect your skin. Keeping your skin healthy and protected from the harsh environment which means that in turn it will protect you!

EVER Beauty Water, Glowtion, and Canvas surrounded by watermelon and citrus fruits.

In fact after asking 53 women to use the Pretty Young Trio Regimen twice per day for 4 week, here’s what they found:

  • 98% said skin appeared more radiant.
  • 96% said skin felt healthier and more energized.
  • 96% said skin felt softer and more hydrated.
  • 83% said pores appeared less noticeable.

These numbers are convincing! You even have 45 days to try!

If you are not familiar with EVER you should check out my 10 reasons to choose EVER for your clean beauty products. You can also check out more info about EVER’s Pure Results Regimen – 4 steps that will change your skin.

What does this mean for you?

Now besides ingesting your probiotics – get them in your skin care too! Work Glowtion into your skin care routine! Don’t have one yet? Just ask me for help in customizing a routine for you or start by getting your Pretty Young Trio!

What are your thoughts about using probiotics in your skin care? Perhaps you already use probiotics, have you noticed a difference?

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4 Comments on Probiotics in Skin Care, the Benefits You Need to Know About

  1. I’m a true believer in probiotics but I had no idea they could be applied directly to my skin!!! Great info!!

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