The Beauty Benefits Of Probiotics

Probiotics are bacterial microorganisms that are well-known for their ability to alleviate certain internal issues, such as diarrhea, IBS and lactose intolerance. However, dermatologists and other skin experts have found that their benefits go beyond digestive health.

Since acne is partially caused by an overgrowth of bacteria, ingested probiotics help to treat blemish-prone skin by rebalancing bacteria in the stomach to create an overload of good bacteria. Topically, they provide protection against harmful bacteria, restore balance, and build up skin's protective barrier and normal bacterial flora to help eliminate breakouts.

Eczema is believed to be caused by a skin imbalance that causes barrier dysfunction. Some dermatologists have found that probiotics improve eczema by aiding good bacteria and allowing them to continue releasing oxygen so skin breathes better, blood flows, and balance is restored.

Probiotics may even help fight the external aggressors that speed up aging. Destruction of skin's barrier due to factors like the sun, smoke and pollution leads to greater dispersion of harmful bacteria, which can cause inflammation, loss of elasticity, and ultimately, wrinkles. But probiotics can help improve moisturization, stimulate cell functions, and regenerate mature skin so it becomes softer and smoother.

If you include probiotics in your beauty routine, you'll find that topical skincare products start producing results anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. Daily internal supplements can take weeks or months for a noticeable difference.

But don't be surprised if you feel better while you wait to see changes in your skin.

  • anonymous
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    Our family loves probiotics, especially Progurt which we were recommended to by Dr Dingle in Western Australia.

  • N
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    +1 Maria Actually I've had IBS for over 10 years and suffered daily from it. Excrutiating pain. I finally found research on probiotics a few years ago and now I can eat ANYTHING I want, and no stomach pain. Do you know how much a relief it is to spend $20 a month on a bottle of probiotics and be able to live pain free? Bus driver is wrong, and I'm living proof. I have a family member with undiagnosed digestive problems and probiotics helped him, as well as another family member with Chron's Disease that hasn't drank milk in 17 years and now can with no stomach problems. If nothing else why not give it a try, it's a cheap experiment.

  • Malia
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    Everyone knows bus drivers who can't spell diarrhea are experts on skin and probiotics.

  • bus driver
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    what a load of crap acne is caused by excessive oil produced in our bodies and people with bowel problems can not have probiotics as it increase the bowels natural squeezing process therefore diaria

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