Your SkinCare Routine May Be Useless! Find Out What's Missing.

by Raychel Agramon, RN, MPM February 06, 2020 0 Comments

probiotics for skin

Dry Skin. 

Sensitive Skin.

Wrinkles. 

Pimples.

These are just some of the many skin problems that men and women face daily. While drinking lots of water, eating healthy food, and wearing sunscreen may help in one way or another, the truth of the matter is they are not enough.

Expensive Botox and surgical treatments? No, not just yet. All you just need to take are these 4 probiotics, which have been proven effective in resolving common skin woes.

  • Got Dry Skin? Try Lactococcus Ferment 

  • Dry skin occurs when moisture and oil are lost from the skin surface. While temperature changes during the dry and cold months are mostly to blame, it can also occur due to kidney disease, diabetes, or thyroid problems.

    Dry skin can be a nuisance because it can leave you feeling itchy. Aesthetically speaking, it can make your foundation look cakey. If dry skin continues to be a problem for you even after all the moisturizing, you will be glad to know that the probiotic Lactococcus Ferment can help you out. A study of this probiotic has shown that it can improve skin hydration for a supple, moisturized appearance.  

    Lactococcus-rich products abound, so having hydrated skin is as simple as consuming sauerkraut, cucumber pickles sour cream, kefir drink, buttermilk, and cultured butter.

    Want Lactococcus to work twice as fast? Eat/drink any of the items above while you pamper yourself with a homemade Kefir mask. Here’s a recipe that you ought to try out: 

    Kefir Mask for Dry Skin

    • Ingredients
      • 2 tablespoons Kefir
      • 1 teaspoon Olive Oil
      • 1 Egg Yolk 

    All you just need to do is mix 2 tablespoons of kefir, egg yolk, and olive oil in a bowl. Apply on your face for 20 minutes; wash off gently and pat your skin dry. 

  • Suffering from Sensitive Skin? Opt for Bifida Ferment Lysate 
     
  • Is your skin easily affected by weather changes, household pets, dust, even stress at work? Unfortunately, you might have what health care providers tout as sensitive skin. This is usually characterized by flushing, bumps, rashes, and itchiness.

    Sad as it may seem, there’s a probiotic known as Bifida Ferment Lysate that can rescue your skin from sensitivity problems. Made from the Bifida bacteria, it can strengthen skin, making it less susceptible to the aforementioned triggers.

    To top it all off, a study has also shown that Bifida can help the skin repair itself, paving the way for a visibly healthier appearance.

    Preventing sensitive skin flare-ups do not always require medications. It can be as easy as eating Bifida-rich food such as cheese, yogurt, kimchi, sauerkraut, tempeh, kombucha, and miso.

  • Want Wrinkle-Free Skin? Go for Lactobacillus Plantarum

  • Wrinkles usually occur with aging. But if you see some on your face at a particularly young age, it’s a wake-up call that your skin is not getting the nutrition that it deserves. After all, you need 5-8 servings of fruits and vegetables, in addition to a supplement that is rich in nutrients such as Lutein, Bea Carotene, Lycopene, and Turmeric.  

    And if that does not cut, there’s always Lactobacillus plantarum, which enhances skin elasticity with regular use. Come to think of it: more skin elasticity means lesser chances of developing wrinkles prematurely. If that’s not good enough, Lactobacillus plantarum has also been proven effective in reversing the signs of skin aging!

    The best thing about this probiotic is it can be found in a variety of food sources. Stock up your pantry with yogurt and kimchi and you are good to go.

  • Angry About Acne? Fight it with Lactobacillus Paracasei

  • Acne is a teenage nightmare – although it happens to older people as well. Such occurs when hair follicles are blocked with substances such as oil and dead skin cells. The result? Red (if not pus-filled) bumps that are NOT sights for sore eyes.

    Numerous factors bring about acne growth on your face, shoulders, chest, or back; unfortunately, no one remedy can heal it right away. Benzoyl peroxide and Salicylic acid are the usual go-to’s, but if you want to veer away from chemical fixes, then Lactobacillus paracasei is the perfect probiotic for you.

    A study has shown that this strain of bacteria can suppress substance P, which is responsible for sebum production and subsequent acne inflammation. 

    Whenever you experience pesky breakouts, remember to consume some Lactobacillus paracasei, which exist by the millions in kimchi, yogurt, and sauerkraut. This probiotic is also available in the form of supplements. 

    In conclusion, all you need to know is that four major probiotics can help solve your skin problems. Lactococcus ferment can moisturize your dry skin, while Bifida ferment can decrease your skin sensitivity. Lactobacillus plantarum can enhance skin elasticity and eliminate wrinkles, while Lactobacillus paracasei is known to help prevent breakouts. With this knowledge in the bag, you will never have to worry about a ‘bad skin day’ ever again! 

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