Achieving Skin Health with Probiotics & Prebiotics Skincare

Achieving Skin Health with Probiotics & Prebiotics Skincare

Similar to the concept of yin and yang in nature, some harmful bacteria thrive with beneficial bacteria to create an environment not just in your gut but are also responsible for showcasing a transformative behaviour for your skin’s well-being. The good bacteria have the power to kill the bad bacteria thus making the skin healthy & rid of any skin concerns whether acne or conditions like xerosis, eczema, and pigmentation.

The dynamic trio of probiotics, prebiotics, and postbiotics can help restore equilibrium to a weakened skin barrier if your skin pH is out of balance and had environmentally damaged skin.

Understanding Probiotics

Probiotics are microorganisms that occur within the body that not only take care of your gut health but the overall appearance of the skin also depends on it. A balanced microbiome achieved by a probiotic skincare routine can help reduce acne, eczema, dryness, wrinkles, and skin cancer risk.

Probiotic skincare has been talked about a lot in recent days and has been serving like a soldier when it comes to fighting any compromised condition of the skin. However, a probiotic cream cannot be randomly bought from any store. It’s important to buy a probiotic lotion or cream with well-researched and key formulations that are met.

Understanding The Difference Between Probiotics, Prebiotics, and Postbiotics

  • Prebiotics act like fuel to the skin microbiome to boost the skin cells to perform their actions and work effectively. They can be paired up with postbiotics well.
  • Probiotics are good bacteria that support the skin barrier and help with damaged, dry, and sensitive skin. Probiotic lysates work on the skin's surface to renew and rejuvenate the skin.
  • Postbiotics are metabolites left behind from probiotics. They further provide a layering and hydrate the skin cells maintain skin intactness and show a visible glow.

How Do Probiotics Benefit The Skin?

Probiotics, which are live beneficial bacteria, are widely known for their positive effects on gut health, but they also offer several benefits for the skin. Here are some of the ways in which probiotics benefit the skin:

  1. It helps bring back the skin pH to balance
  2. It hydrates the skin at a cellular level
  3. It soothes down irritated, red, and angry skin
  4. It diminishes factors that trigger the skin inflammation
  5. It effectively shrinks pores
  6. It brings back a healthy tone of the skin

Which Probiotic To Look For In Skincare Products?

We have over 300 bacteria living in our bodies, some are good and some turn into bad when given the right environment. We are surrounded by these bacteria all the time, isn’t it? One such probiotic is Lactobacillus or Bifidobacterium which is talked about when it comes to skin microbiome. But does this work only alone? The best skincare combination is probiotic with prebiotics like hyaluronic acid, peptides, and ceramides which complement the skin in the best of ways. These combinations demand a higher stability environment and formulation techniques. Here are a few explained:

  • Lactobacillus works well in acne, rosacea, and pigmentary concerns.
  • Bifidobacterium reduces skin sensitivity and calms angry skin.
  • Staphylococcus according to research done has worked in reducing eczema.

FCL Product Recommendations

FCL Pre+Probiotic body lotion offers natural healthy skin nutrition with probiotics as a skin superfood. Probiotic skin nutrition helps restore the skin barrier and locks the moisture while acting as a protector.

Probiotics are worth giving a try if you are someone dealing with conditions like rosacea, acne, eczema, xerosis, and inflamed skin. This will not only bring back the disturbed PH of the skin but will also strengthen the skin barrier

Make sure this alone doesn’t work until and unless you have not treated the root cause of your inflamed skin and have not followed a proper skincare regimen as suggested by your dermatologist

Science says to achieve radiant, smoother, and healthier skin one must include probiotics both the ways in both their nutrition and their skincare regimen

Medically Reviewed by:
Dr Samridhi Sharma
(Skin Expert & Clinical Research Associate at FCL)