Every year we are bombarded with the latest skincare trends and 2017 is no different. One big trend right now is probiotic skincare; companies are coming out with skincare products that have good bacteria added to help reduce inflammation in the skin and promote an overall smooth complexion.
While probiotics can be beneficial on your journey to clear skin, it is better to consume these products orally for benefits that go beyond just smaller pores.
Many people are unaware of the link between gut health and the health and appearance of skin. If your gut is flooded with toxins due to a poor diet or stress, the effects are going to show in your skin as blemishes, a dull complexion, and even lines and wrinkles. By keeping your gut happy and healthy, your skin will reflect this inner ease by glowing with radiance and health.
You may think it's weird to feed your body with bacteria, but a perfect balance between good and bad bacteria in the body is essential for, not only, healthy insides but clear and healthy skin too.
How Do Probiotics Benefit My Skin?
By introducing good bacteria into your gut, a barrier is formed to reduce inflammation and fight off free radicals, helping to rid your body of toxins that may be contributing to problems with your skin.
Of course, this will also benefit your health by improving your immune system, and this inner health will manifest as bright and youthful skin. Skincare products alone should not be relied on for a youthful and radiant complexion, but rather used in combination with a healthy lifestyle to truly see excellent results.
Five of Our Favorite Probiotic Foods
If you have never heard of or tried this fizzy drink, then you need to climb out from under your rock, because being healthy has never tasted this good! Oh, and it's also one of the hottest trends in the health world right now!
Kombucha is a fizzy, fermented tea that may sound, for lack of a better word, rather interesting. Trust us when we tell you that you that it's so good you'll no longer crave those sugar-laden soda pops. Don't believe us? Try it for yourself! Not only will your tummy stay soothed and happy all day long, drink one a day and you'll start to notice your blemishes just fading away.
This drink may be hot right now, but it's been used for centuries to increase energy and improve overall wellbeing.
Kombucha can get a bit pricey; so, once you've become a convert, why not try make it yourself?
When talking about good bacteria, yogurt is probably the first thing that comes to many people's minds.
Yogurt is definitely a yes in our book when it comes to flooding your system with good strains of bacteria, but you need to really check your labels before putting any in your cart. Unfortunately, most big yogurt companies have added loads of sugar and cream to their yogurt, which kind of defeats the purpose as sugar simply feeds bad bacteria.
Look for plain Greek yogurt that can be sweetened with raw honey and berries, or goat's milk yogurt that has been infused with extra probiotics such as acidophilus and lactobacillus.
If you love smoothies, then you'll have no problem finding a way to add this fermented dairy product into your daily diet.
Again, always read the label, and opt for goat's kefir instead, as it's easier for most people to digest. Not only is kefir an excellent source of probiotics, it’s rich in antioxidants too!
Any food that has been fermented is rich in good bacteria to feed your gut with love.
These foods include kimchi, sauerkraut, pickles and miso to name a few. If they all sound foreign to you, then spend a day on Pinterest finding new and creative recipes where you can incorporate these ingredients and try them for yourself!
Can we get a Hallelujah! Not just any dark chocolate, but a good quality dark chocolate of at least 70% cocoa will help you to get in your probiotics in the best way possible. Fondue anyone?
Try adding probiotics into your diet, and enjoy newfound energy and radiant skin that just glows with inner health!