Many of us are familiar with the terms prebiotics and probiotics, yet do you really know how they can be beneficial to your health, and ultimately, to your skin?
Prebiotics are types of fiber that your body cannot digest. Meanwhile, probiotics are live bacteria, which are found in certain foods or supplements. These both are most commonly consumed to boost gut health, maintaining a healthy colony of bacteria and other microorganisms.
Prebiotics can be found in your everyday fruits and vegetables such as banana, leek, and asparagus in the form of plant fibers and resistant starch. They serve as food for friendly bacteria within the gut and aid digestion.
Probiotics add beneficial bacteria to your gut microbiome and can provide numerous health benefits. They are available as dietary supplements – like what? Plain yoghurt would be the most common example and others like kimchi, miso soup, butter chocolate, and probiotic milk. However, it is important to note that not all foods and dietary supplements labeled as “probiotics” on the market today have proven health benefits.
According to research, different individuals may have varying dietary concerns due to each person’s health problems, cultural reasons, or unique lifestyles. This means that a one-size-fits-all approach does not work and thus people may benefit from personalized nutrition strategies. Too much of a good thing may cause adverse effects. Right choice, right time, and right consumption are critical here.
Time to nurture your microbiome!
To help your skin remain balanced and naturally glowing
As you know probiotics are great for gut health; indeed, how do probiotics work for caring for your skin microbiome? What are the key benefits of probiotic skincare?
Studies suggest that using probiotic skincare products may reduce acne outbreaks and manage dry skin and dermatitis. Applying a probiotic product also helps bring the ecosystem of your skin back to a normal stage, resulting in balanced and healthy-looking skin. To help battle skin aging and even skin cancer? Probiotics is one of the best options ever!
Happy Skin & Happy You!
Looking for awesome probiotic skincare products to add to your skincare routine? Below, some K-Beauty products, are dermatologist-recommended from a facial cleansing foam, to a serum, and an eye cream.
Best for: Sensitive Skin, Anti-aging Concerns
The NEOGEN Real Fresh Foam Cereal, which is rich in probiotics, also known as Lactobacillus, helps to hydrate and soften the skin. Say goodbye to dullness and dryness! Green Tea, Blueberry, and Cranberry are other choices of Probiotic NEOGEN Real Fresh Foam.
Best for: Dry, Normal, Oily and Combination Skin
This 2-in-1 serum plus moisturizer hybrid BLITHE Crystal Iceplant Pressed Serum boosts the skin hydration. Lactobacillus in this serum helps skin regeneration and collagen production. It provides rich antioxidants to lift and firm the appearance of the skin.
Best for: All Skin Types
This lovely PYUNKANG Eye Cream is good for firming and brightening tired skin around our eye area. It prevents anti-aging and anti-inflammation, too. If you’re looking for a great hydrating eye cream, here is the one!
Everyday is “Skincare Day” with prebiotics and probiotics–from your gut to skin. ;)