Probiotics and Your Skin

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Your skin is the largest organ in your body and serves several vital purposes. For such an essential part of ourselves, a lot of us end up neglecting our skin, though. It’s easy to go through the hustle and bustle of modern life and fail to take notice of the little things. Over time though, that natural, healthy glow can start to fade and wear down. Poor skin health can lead to more severe issues down the line, making the need for skincare crucial.  

What are Probiotics?

Your body is a host for countless microorganisms inside and outside – they are an essential part of us and help bodily processes. Inside your body, bacteria and yeasts work to break down, metabolize, and otherwise digest the foods you eat and support your intestinal health. “Good” and “bad” bacteria work in balance and promote wellbeing all around. A lot lesser-known, though, is that these same forces and balances work on your skin as well! When everything is balanced and thriving, your skin flourishes and looks radiant, smooth, and healthy! 

Probiotics work on many levels to maintain your skin’s homeostasis. Believe it or not, good bacteria can reduce the amount of harmful, disease-causing microbes to a more manageable level – in a way that washing with soap and water would destroy. Probiotics introduce cultures of Bacillus coagulans, Lactobacillius, and Propionibacterium (among many more) that serve that purpose through various biochemical means. L. plantarum helps to control and destroy the spread of pathogens that grow on wounded areas, preventing infection at the source. When used in exact proportions with additional ingredients, these bacteria can also keep your pH balance in check to sustain this natural balance!

What Can Probiotics Help Cure, Prevent, or Alleviate?

The chemistry and function of the bacteria themselves may not tell you a lot about how they help you, but the results speak for themselves. The problems we always associate with unhealthy skin can be attributed to an imbalance in your skin’s health. Bad bacteria interrupt natural processes and trigger immune responses when they run out of control – especially around your pores and mucous membranes. Acne, rosacea, and eczema are the best examples of these inflammation responses. These problems may arise as a response to environmental factors, but controlling the balance in your skin can protect you from these variables, as well! 

With your body more easily able to maintain their natural processes, your skin can be healthy and relaxed, working as it should. Relaxed skin is free from stress and tension, smoothing away the telltale signs of aging! Saggy skin tightens, wrinkles flatten out, cracks fill in, and over time you can look your absolute best! Not only that, but probiotics will help soothe inflammation of the scalp and hair follicles, resulting in stronger, healthier hair. Your skin’s health directly influences how youthful you look and feel, and indirectly affects the health of the rest of the body. 

Your Skin’s Health is Your Health

The body is a closely connected system, and issues in one part affect the rest of the system in turn. Your skin being the largest organ in your body, it carries a lot of weight on the rest of your health. Therefore, healthy skin will prevent health throughout your body – and your overall health will affect your skin in turn! Illness of the epidermis can put stress on your immune system, but disease can be prevented with a good diet, proper sleep, and adequate skincare. Everything is connected, and we at Holistic Medi Spa understand that system through and through. We can help you find where your health problems start, and build you back up to your bright, healthy self! Schedule a consultation with the professionals, and we hope to see you soon!