Any GI doctor will tell you that taking a probiotic—whether in the form of food, beverages (hello, kombucha), or supplements—is essential to maintaining optimal health. You know what else is smart? Slathering good bugs on your skin. Sounds gross, but it’s true. Just ask your dermatologist. Similar to how probiotics can help relieve intestinal issues, probiotic skincare products can calm complexion ailments by giving your face a shot of good bacteria that promotes healthy skin and improves cell function.
Probiotic-infused formulas are your not-so-secret weapon in the battle against inflammation, breakouts and dryness as they replenish the healthy bacteria that naturally lives on your skin’s physical barrier and which protect against skin aggressors, boost cell immunity, and calm your complexion. Probiotic skincare products are especially useful before your wedding, when stress can cause inflammation, and heavy makeup and over-cleansing can deplete your skin’s protective layer of healthy bacteria.
Ready to jump on the friendly bacteria bandwagon? Scroll on for the biome-bolstering cleansers, masks, serums, and creams worth adding to your arsenal.
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