When it comes to skincare problems, what does your gut say? Most untimely breakouts can be traced back to two main sources: stress; poor digestion; and for the ladies, add the third the element of menstruation/pregnancy/menopause/PMS/hormonal imbalance.
If you aren’t being able to stomach the unsightly marks and speed bumps on your skin, perhaps it’s time to clean up your digestive track to restore order.
Probiotics To The Rescue
We know it may sound overrated, but probiotics really do contain good bacteria that help repair the gut lining, induce production of healthy vitamins, clear the stomach of waste, and act as a detoxing agent.
In terms of topical application, the benefits have been acknowledged by multiple beauty brands as they’ve included the probiotocs to their ingredients list.
Eat Or Apply, Either Way, The Key Is To Keep It Natural
- You can get your probiotics by having 24oz plain (not flavored) yogurt every day. Make sure it has active cultures or acidophilus. Other foods to include are Kefir, natural pickles, sauerkraut, miso, and milk.
- For a topical application, make a paste of ¼ avocado, 1tsp yogurt and 1tbsp olive oil. Apply and leave on for 15 minutes, then wash off with warm water. This olive oil-yogurt combination works as a natural moisturizer.
- You can also use yogurt for your hair or include probiotics in your diet with these recipes.
Make note that the antibacterial benefits will not just help clear up that acne, but treat rosacea flare-ups as well. Probiotics help regulate the production of oil secretion (sebum levels), and temper irritation and redness for those who have sensitive skin.
Daily consumption also keeps the skin hydrated and reduces the damage of UV radiation. With that in mind, we’re pro probiotics and urge you to include them in your weight loss and beauty routines, right away.