Why probiotic skincare should be a part of your daily routine.
Our skin works hard every day to protect us from the elements. Millions of tiny microbes create a shield called your microbiome. When you add more of the good microbes through probiotic skincare, you’re giving your allies a leg up in the fight. Quite literally, probiotic skincare feeds your skin more of what it needs to do all of those jobs better.
Here are the top 5 reasons you should be using probiotic skincare:
Probiotic skincare adds more of what your skin wants, and this has huge benefits in the long term. In her book, The Beauty of Dirty Skin, New York Dermatologist Whitney Bowes explains, “ Probiotics in skincare optimize the healing benefits of our skin’s good bugs. This includes acting as a protective shield against bad bacteria, dialing down inflammation, preventing premature aging in skin, among other things.”
If you deal with skin conditions like acne, dermatitis, or rosacea, probiotics can help balance your microbiome from the inside out. Dr. Rhonda Klein, a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, explains, “For those who have acne-prone skin, using probiotics topically creates an optimal environment for the good bugs, swinging the balance in your favor against zit-causing bacteria — the primary culprit being Propionibacterium acnes.”
There’s no way around aging (at least that we’re aware of… yet) but probiotics can help you age more gracefully. As we age, our pH decreases and we lose ceramides. The loss of these essential fatty acids causes our skin to dry out. In order to turn this around, we need something that will help speed up turnover. Probiotics work to repair your skin rapidly through more frequent skin cell turnover. In addition to probiotics, our oral Daily Glow Supplements contain ceramide oil extract. Together, they help to fortify your microbiome by adding moisture and helping to fight free radicals.
Using a probiotic serum in addition to a probiotic supplement helps you approach microbiome health from the inside out. Layers Renewing Probiotic Serum has been clinically shown to plump and hydrate by increasing lipid and protein levels. At 14 days and 28 days of regular use, participants saw firmer skin with better elasticity, a reduction in the appearance of wrinkles, and overall brighter-looking skin.
The UV rays we’re exposed to over time play the biggest role in exacerbating the appearance of age spots, fine lines, and wrinkles, so protection is key. Probiotics protect your skin in a few different ways. When your gut and skin microflora are satisfied and well-stocked with a diversity of good bacteria, your skin isn’t operating in fight or flight mode. That means all of those bacteria get to relax. And a chilled-out microbiome doesn’t invite inflammation to the party. If your microbiome isn’t inflamed, then your skin stays cool and calm. So, opportunistic bad microbes can’t hitch a ride on you. Fewer flare-ups mean happier, calmer skin that glows.
Gone are the days of beauty cabinets bursting at the hinges. Probiotic skincare can help simplify your day-to-day routine. Because probiotics are often served up in products that are already a part of any good beauty routine, then you’re not adding extra steps. You can find cleanser with probiotics, serum with probiotics, moisturizer with probiotics, and simple, one-a-day oral probiotics. Probiotic skincare offers simple skin solutions that are packed with benefits.
Probiotic skincare fits everyone, whether you have oily, dry, or combination skin. It’s for skin of every color of the rainbow, complexions of every age, and it’s even for those busy bee types who think they don’t have time to take care of their skin properly. Probiotic skincare is simple to use and clinically proven to be effective. Layers products are based on clinical studies that demonstrate high levels of efficacy so that you can feel confident in the skin you were born with. So, if you’ve been waiting to see if the hype around probiotic skincare is all it’s cracked up to be, now you know. Add it to your routine and your microbiome will thank you.