In truth humanse are covered in millions on bacteria but great skin condition relies on the balance between good bacteria and bad bacteria. If you have an excessive amount of bad bacteria on your skin you’ll have a tendency to get acne and have poor wound healing. Probiotics and prebiotics can help your skin remain in prime condition.
If you’re wondering how these two treatments can help rejuvenate your skin, read on to learn more.
Skin plumping effect
Several strains of probiotics such Lactobacillus gasseri and Lactobacillus rhamnosus as have been found to produce hyaluronic acid. Occurring naturally in the human body, HLA acts as a cushioning and lubrication agent for hair, skin and eyes keeping your body supple and soft.
Your body’s natural production of hyaluronic acid decreases with age leading to skin dryness and wrinkling, and it is a common ingredient of anti-wrinkle creams for this reason. By using cosmetic treatments with probiotics and prebiotics means that you’ll have a built in supply of fresh HLA infusing your skin for maximum plumpness.
While scientific research into the healing effects of cultured products and their probiotics is just starting, cultured products have a long history as in helping with healing wounds. Small studies from around the world have also point to the potential for probiotics to be used in acne treatments. Not only do the probiotics out-populate the bad bacteria, and prevent wound infection, some scientists also believe that some strains may contribute to growth of collagen Bifidobacterium longumwhich can help speed up healing.
Probiotic strains such as Bifidobacterium longum have also be shown to reduce skin sensitivity in early trials, which can be useful for people who are vulnerable to allergic flair ups.
How to add probiotics and prebiotics to your cosmetic treatments
You can notch up your home beauty treatments with the additional of yoghurt or keffir to your face masks and cleansing routines. Equally you can try adding probiotic rich foods such as yoghurt, keffir or fermented vegetables to your diet to get the benefits to your gut as well as your skin.
You can also talk to a cosmetic treatment facility about which therapies they have that include proboitics, and which products the therapist would recommend for your skin. As they regularly treat your skin they are in the best position to identify the skin treatments that will work for you the best.