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What Can the Use of Prebiotics and Probiotics Do To Promote Healthy Skin?

Updated: Sep 14, 2018


Prebiotics are nutrients that nourish beneficial bacteria, and keep harmful bacteria in check.

Probiotics consist of beneficial bacteria which have a direct effect at the site of application by enhancing the skin’s natural defense barriers.

 They can also boost resident bacteria to produce antimicrobial peptides that benefit the skin’s natural immune response and help eliminate harmful organisms. 


According to scientific research, here are some of the incredible benefits of prebiotics and probiotics for your skin:

Probiotics strengthen your skin barrier and microbiome, the community of bacteria that helps protect your skin against air pollution, allergens, toxins, and other environmental stressors [1].

90% of patients who suffer from severe eczema or atopic dermatitis have an overgrowth of S.Aureus [2]. The reduction of S. Aureus in study participants who used probiotic cream on their skin.  [3]

Reestablishing nitrosomonas that are  wiped away by surfactants may be the solution for this common and embarrassing skin condition, also known as acne [4].


Ultimately, balancing your skincare regime with the use of prebiotics, probiotics, and microbiome-friendly products is the best way to ensure the optimum condition of your microbiome, your skin and your overall well-being.

Your microbiome doesn’t just exist on the surface of your skin: it reaches below the dermis, as far as the subcutaneous fat layer, communicating with your immune system. When your skin microbiome is healthy, it becomes harder for unhealthy and damaging microbes to cause damage to the skin.  

This growing field of research is exciting, as scientists are discovering more links between our skin and our overall health. This makes it all the more important to be conscientious about what we put on our skin every day."

References [1] LEKOVICH, T. POUTAHIDIS,T. ET.AL (2013) Probiotic Bacteria Induce a ‘Glow of Health’ [2] BOGUNIEWICZ, M., LEUNG,D. (2011) Recent Insights into Atopic Dermatitis and Implications for Management of Infectious Complications [3] I. RATHER, V. BAJPAI, ET.AL (2016) Probiotics and Atopic Dermatitis: An Overview [4] E.DOREY (2017 OCTOBER 25) Innovation in acne treatment is long overdue but the treatment pipeline looks promising

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