Bacteria is Good For the Skin!
Probiotics Vs Prebiotics
Let me just start off by saying that prebiotics and probiotics have phenomenal benefits for your metabolic health, mental health, and disease prevention just to name a few. There are MANY different strands of Probiotics , so research the ones that work best for what your wanting to achieve. But either way it goes taking some form of probiotics is important for your overall health. Where here to focus on the skin benefits.
Prebiotics are carbohydrates that act as food for beneficial bacteria in the gut.
These carbs travel undigested to the colon, where they ferment and produce small chain fatty acids that feed the digestive track.
Foods such as onions, garlic, leeks, soybeans, honey, and banana contain prebiotics.
Probiotics are live microorganisms that function like good bacteria in the gut.
Ingesting foods that contain them or taking probiotic supplements can help repopulate the beneficial bacteria, overwhelming the bad bacteria.
Foods such as yogurt, cottage cheese, sauerkraut, kombucha, and pickled vegetables contain probiotics.
Probiotics for Skin Glow and Increased Dermal Thickness
There has been many studies showing that different strains of lactic acid bacteria (e.g. lactobacillus) to be beneficial for the skin. One of these benefits being that it produces glowy thick skin.
One of the first studies that illustrated this involved feeding mice probiotic yogurt which resulted in noticeably shinier fur and increased dermal thickness in ONLY 7 days!
Probiotics for Acne
Acne has been linked to intestinal disruption. Therefore, you can improve acne by taking probiotics that focus on rebuilding digestive health. Not having a normal digestive system means that there is extra bad bacteria in your stomach, it can also mean poor dieting. From experience I personally didn't think my diet was "bad". I knew people who ate way worst than I did, so i was confused as to why I still kept having stomach issues and kept breaking out. What I failed to realize is that everyones body is different so I may need to step up my game a notch to go with what my body needs. Once i did that it helped my acne 80% !
I take supplement probiotics that contain prebiotics ,and i am a kombucha FEEN! I occasionally eat foods that contain the two, but thats just extra gut health I rely on the supplements ,and the kombucha.
Stands of Probiotics for Rosacea, Acne, and SIBO
Researchers have found a link between small intestinal bacterial overgrowth and having acne or rosacea. A recent study showed that SIBO was 10 times more likely in acne and rosacea patients. Thankfully reports have shown Lactobacillus casei reduces SIBO, which in turn helps treat acne and rosacea.
Probiotics that Inhibit the Bacteria that Causes Acne(P.Acne)
So we also have probiotics that have been shown to have direct antimicrobial properties against the bacteria that causes acne itself. First in line is streptococcus salivarius. Similarly, lactococcus lactis has antimicrobial activity against p. acne by producing bacteriocins. This one however, targets p. acne in addition to Staphylococcus species which often become pathogenic for immunocompromised individuals. L. paracasei is another strain in the lactobacillus family that shows inhibitory effects against acne. It works by reducing the skin inflammation and excess oil production that goes hand and hand with having blemishes.
WHEWWWWW!!! I know that was a mouth full. Overall Probiotics is great at maintaining overall health. My acne, rosacea, and eczema people they are especially beneficial for you! With the contamination of our foods the number of these specific skin conditions have risen in adults.
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