Probiotics are generally available in different types of food
Many know that probiotics are perfect for our digestive system, but not everyone is aware of the extremely beneficial effects on our skin.
Probiotic skincare is a trend now, as it can be the best solution when it comes to beauty concerns such as rosacea, acne and even premature ageing.
One of the many wonders of probiotic products is that they are great for regenerating your skin from pollution.
Dermatologist Dr Batul Patel says:
“The microbiome is the family of microbes that include different types of bacteria, fungi, and viruses.
“Our skin is inhabited by over 100 distinct species of microorganism, and it hosts about one million microorganisms per square centimetre.”
Cosmetic dermatologist and Dermatologic Surgeon Dr Rinky Kapoor adds:
“The balance of good and the bad bacteria in the microbiome defines the health of the skin.
“The more good bacteria you have, the more your skin will be able to regulate inflammation and serve as a strong barrier against external pathogens and other attacks.
“Abundance of the bad bacteria can lead to many skin problems such as acne, inflammation, sensitivity, dryness, eczema, and rosacea, wrinkles and an increased risk to skin cancer because of UV damage.
“They help strengthen the skin barrier and protect against inflammation which in turn means less acne, redness, or dry patches on the skin and an even skin tone.”
Probiotics are generally available in different types of food, with yoghurt being the most popular source.
But if you hate the taste of yoghurt, probiotics are also available in the form of pills.
The results will be mindblowing, as regular use will increase your skin hydration and lesser ageing signs.
However, it is always recommended to discuss this with your dermatologist first.
Dr Kapoor elaborates:
“You can also take probiotics in the form of pills and a tablet.
“They are ‘live and healthy’ bacterial that restore the pH levels and the balance in your guts.
“This helps the body absorb the nutrients better and gives a boost to the immune system.”
Dr BL Jangid, a dermatologist at SkinQure Clinic, suggests that in case you are dealing with bacterial or viral skin infections, including probiotics in your skincare routine is a wise idea.
Moreover, using probiotics in your skincare routine balances the skin’s pH.
What are the best products to buy in India?
Here is a quick list of products to buy in India.
Prescribed Solutions Urbane Renewal (Triple Action DNA Repair Anti-oxidant Serum)
BIOMILK Probiotic Skincare Restore and Nurture Body Lotion
Herbal Skin Cleanser – Topical Probiotic Skin Care
Aurelia Probiotic Skincare – Aromatic Repair & Brighten Hand Cream
TULA Skin Care – Aqua Infusion Oil-Free Gel Cream
Always keep in mind
- Probiotic products have a short life span.
- Avoid probiotic products in loose packaging.
- Do not buy products that have been kept out in the sun.
- Consult your dermatologist before using any probiotic product.
If you have chronic inflammation then Probiotic moisturisers and treatments can be of particular benefit to you.
Try to use a probiotic or prebiotic cleanser. This can aid in fortifying the skin’s beneficial microflora, and therefore, keep its natural invisible barrier healthy.
Finding the right probiotic may need you to try a few products first.