You have heard of probiotics for gut health, but what about skin health? If you are new to using probiotics for skin, read on as we explain everything you need to know about probiotics and what they do to your skin. In addition to probiotics, we will also shed some light on prebiotics and postbiotics as they can all help to improve the skin’s microbiome.
Probiotics are live bacteria that are beneficial to the body. When you have these good bacteria in the body, bad bacteria will die off. There is evidence that shows that using probiotics both topically and in pill form can help to treat and prevent certain skin conditions, such as UV damage, dry skin, acne, and eczema. Some probiotics have been shown to enhance the production of ceramides and lipids which retain moisture in the skin.
Prebiotics are nondigestible 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. There are many factors that can negatively affect the skin’s barrier function against bad bacteria, such as atopic dermatitis, rosacea, and usage of certain medication like benzoyl peroxide and retinoids. To protect the skin from bad bacteria, using prebiotics can help to boost good bacteria and balance the skin’s pH level. Most skincare products that improve the skin will have prebiotic benefits as they support good bacteria growth.
Postbiotics are fermentation by-products of bacteria that are beneficial to the skin. Examples of postbiotics are short-chain fatty acids and antimicrobial peptides. These postbiotics can feed the good bacteria, improve immunity of the skin, and boost the skin’s absorption of electrolyte, sodium, and water.
How to Use
For skincare, while you can take probiotics and prebiotics orally or use them topically, postbiotics are only used topically. Oral usage of probiotics and prebiotics can help the skin because they can reduce systemic inflammation, which improves benefits the whole body. However, applying them topically is the most direct method in enhancing the skin’s microbiome.
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