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3 Step Probiotic Skin Care Solution For Healthier Skin

We’ve been obsessed with probiotic skin care for months now!  If you’ve been paying attention, we did a full feature on probiotic skin care in the fall, Understanding Probiotic Skin Care.   Then we had a POP! article that discussed 3 Probiotic Skin Benefits To Fight Aging.  These articles really outlined some great information on probiotic skin care.  

Probiotic Skin Care Explained

One of the best quotes that I was given on how probiotics work on the skin was from Francine at Lira Clinical.  

How do probiotics impact the skin?

Most skincare companies use fermented lactobacillus.  There are ingredients such as Olive Leaf and Radish Root, that have been fermented with lactobacillus. Each ingredient that has been fermented with lactobacillus offer unique benefits along with probiotic benefits.

Olive Leaf offers antioxidant, antifungal along with probiotic benefits.

Radish Root reduces sebum production,  delivers brightening benefits, adds hydration along with probiotic benefits.

The benefits of using topical probiotic products include decreasing skin sensitivity, reducing redness and irritation (anti-inflammatory), along with aiding skin in overcompensating for decreased epidermal water loss or an overactive sebaceous gland. Balancing the skin microbiome along with preventing unwanted microorganisms from creating skin inflammation that lead to acne, pigmentation and aging becomes a vital component in professional skincare. 

Francine, Lira Clinical

Understanding the Lipid Barrier

As you advance your skin care education, you learn more and more about the importance of the lipid barrier.  In our February, Advice From Our Experts column, Understanding The Lipid Barrier, Alexandra Trait discusses the importance of a healthy microbiome!

The first line of skin barrier defence

The first line of skin barrier defence is the acid mantle & microbiome.  The microflora contains the properties that prevent non resident bacteria from developing while also helping to buffer the action between acidic and alkaline chemicals.The microflora can only live in a PH of around 5.5, The acid mantle prevents toxic matter from being absorbed by the skin.  Read More…

Alexandra Trait

Put 2 and 2 Together….

Francine outlines….

The benefits of using topical probiotic products include ….along with aiding skin in overcompensating for decreased epidermal water loss or an overactive sebaceous gland. Balancing the skin microbiome along with preventing unwanted microorganisms from creating skin inflammation.

Alexandra tells us…

The first line of skin barrier defense is the acid mantle & microbiome.  The microflora contains the properties that prevent non resident bacteria from developing…

So we can surmise that probiotic skin care can help maintain a healthy lipid barrier which then brings about healthier skin.  We also know that inflammation in the skin is one of the key factors in skin disease. Probiotics help to reduce that inflammation, thus reducing your potential for skin disorders. 

3 Step Probiotic Skin Solution

1. Clean That Skin + Build That Microbiome

For many years, I made a huge mistake! Before I became aware of the importance of maintaining the skin’s natural pH of 5.2-5.5, I gave very little value to the cleanser that anyone used.  This was also before I understood the value of a delicious facial massage.  I love the probiotic cleanser from DMK International in their Enboiment System.  You can also get probiotics in this step from the Clear Future Toner by Hale & Hush.

2. Super Charge Your Serums 

Ya’ll know that serums give me life!  Truly, they’re the secret sauce of any skin care system!  Got fine lines – serum, got dark spots – serum, got redness – serum, loose skin – serum!  Seriously, its serums save the world, not girls…. <omg, I’m only kidding Beyonce…..do you think she heard me?>  We found two amazing serums that are super charged with probiotics!  vit-A clear serum by dmSkincare   and GloBiotic Serum from Rococco Botanicals   Each of these serums offer your skin probiotics!

3. Maximize Your Moisturizer

The skin needs hydration regardless of skin type. The downside of skin that has a compromised lipid barrier is that no amount of moisturizer can hydrate.  The skin experiences Transepidermal Water Loss when the lipid barrier is compromised.  The Probiotic Moisturizer with Elderflower and Blackberry is an ideal moisturizer to feed your skin probiotics to help rebuild the lipid barrier, allowing it to retain the vital moisture.

Beautiful Skin Is Possible

If you’re looking for a solution to help improve your skin’s health,  probiotics are an ideal option.  They help rebuild that microbiome.  This will give your skin a gorgeous, healthy glow and make beautiful skin possible.  

Thanks to ilike, dmskincare, rococco botanicals, and Hale & Hush for sponsoring this article.  

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