Should you be taking probiotics for your acne?
Acne is by far one of the most frustrating and confusing skin conditions that pretty much everyone experiences at some point in his or her life, so why is it so hard to treat? It’s because acne begins when multiple different factors (increased oil production from hormones, clogged pores, bacterial overgrowth, stress, diet, etc.) come together over time and lead to breakouts. The best way to treat these different factors can vary from person to person, but in recent years, people have been turning to probiotics to supplement their acne treatments. Read on to see how probiotics could put a boost in your current skincare routine.
What are probiotics?
Probiotics are live bacteria that provide our bodies with beneficial properties. They help us digest our food, provide us with necessary vitamins, train our immune system, reduce inflammation throughout the body, and prevent disease-causing bacteria from growing. Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium are two of the most commonly used probiotics and have shown positive health effects in clinical studies.
How do we get probiotics?
You can get probiotics in oral supplements or foods like yogurt, kimchi, sauerkraut, kefir, and kombucha. Many probiotic-rich foods and vitamins contain the same beneficial bacteria that already live in our bodies. In fact, your body has about 10 times as many bacterial cells as human cells! Taking probiotic supplements and eating probiotic-rich foods are a great way to ensure that most of the bacteria in our bodies are the good ones that provide beneficial properties instead of causing harm.
Can probiotics help treat acne?
When your gut is out of balance and you have more bad bacteria than normal, this can lead to the production of toxins and the thinning of the intestinal wall. As a result, there is an increase in system-wide inflammation, which can lead to redness and sensitivity on the skin. If you’re someone that suffers from inflammatory acne, redness or skin sensitivity, then there is a good possibility that supplementing your topical acne treatment with probiotics will be beneficial for your skin.
This is why we include our SUPPLEMEANT to Be Daily Pre + Probiotic Mix in every #FOBO Kit. The supplement is a great way to get your daily dose of vitamins, antioxidants, and probiotics to support your digestive, immune system, and skin health!