What are PROBIOTICS and what are they useful in?

Using probiotics in pill and topical form may help prevent and treat skin disorders like eczema, acne, dry skin, and UV-induced skin damage.

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PROBIOTICS are advantageous strains of living bacteria that can be applied topically (through specific mists, lotions, and serums) or consumed orally (via fermented foods and supplements) to enhance gut and skin health. Discover how beneficial they may be for your skin by reading on.

What are PROBIOTICS?

Using probiotics in pill and topical form may help prevent and treat skin disorders like eczema, acne, dry skin, and UV-induced skin damage. Probiotics are live bacteria that support the beneficial flora in your body. Applying probiotic skin care products may lessen acne outbreaks, manage dry skin and eczema, and particular probiotics have been shown to increase the skin’s synthesis of ceramides or lipids (fats) that trap moisture in the skin and keep acne-causing bacteria levels in check.
Probiotics may also aid in the fight against skin ageing and possibly skin cancer, according to many modest studies.

What are they useful in?

They can improve skin barrier function, lessen UV light damage, restore the acidic pH of the skin, and reduce oxidative stress. Probiotics can also aid in the healing of wounds and minimise some of the apparent indications of ageing.
Topical probiotics may aid in addressing the loss of microbial diversity that has been observed in individuals with acne in prior studies and may also assist to lower the amount of Cutibacterium acnes on the skin.
Although there is little information on the probiotic treatment of psoriasis, research looking at oral probiotics for the condition has shown promise, and it is thought that both oral and topical probiotics may assist to cure psoriasis, a skin disorder.