Many people take probiotics for gut health, but do you know that you can also use probiotics for skin concerns, such as acne? If you are new to using probiotics for acne, read on as we explain everything you need to know about probiotics and how they can treat acne.
What are Probiotics?
Probiotics are live bacteria that are good for one’s body. These good bacteria help to support the body by eliminating the bad bacteria. Evidence has shown that using probiotics can help to prevent and treat various skin conditions, including acne, eczema, sun damage, and dry skin. Probiotics can be taken orally or applied topically. While topical application of probiotics is the most direct way to boost the skin’s microbiome, oral consumption of probiotics improves the gut health, which reduces systemic inflammation and strengthens the immune system. This will in turn have a positive effect on the skin. As acne can be caused due to inflammation, taking oral probiotics can prevent and treat acne. In addition, probiotics can enhance the production of ceramides and lipids, which increases moisture retention in the skin.
Benefits of Using Probiotics for Acne
There are several benefits of using probiotics for acne, including:
- Reducing internal inflammation
- Inhibiting production of bad bacteria that cause acne, such as Propionibacterium acnes
- Protecting the skin from environmental damage
- Strengthening the skin’s moisture barrier
For most people, there are no significant side effects of using probiotics for acne. However, taking probiotics orally can affect the balance of good and bad bacteria in the digestive tract, which may result in an unexpected increase in acne breakouts. Always speak to a doctor about taking oral probiotics if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Enhancing Your Skin with Prebiotics and Postbiotics
On top of probiotics, you can also use prebiotics and postbiotics to enhance your skin and combat acne. Prebiotics are non-digestible compounds that good bacteria feed on. They can be thought of as fertilizer for probiotics, which help to keep levels of bad bacteria in check. On the other hand, postbiotics are fermentation by-products of good bacteria that are beneficial to the skin.
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