Both inside and outside your body are billions of bacteria that live off different environments, such as your gut or your skin, many of which are not only helpful but necessary for our health. One such bacterium, lactobacillus acidophilus, or simply acidophilus, is a key player in your gut health and also contains skin benefits when applied topically as part of a normal skin care routine. Here’s what’s great about this lesser-known skincare ingredient.
What Are Probiotics?
Probiotics are microorganisms such as bacteria and fungi that are naturally found in the body and can be sourced from fermented foods. These are good bacteria that can help improve your skin's natural immunity. Probiotic lysate extracts used in skincare can help the skin microbiome and encourage healthier looking skin.
Your Skin's Microbiome
There are over a trillion bacteria living in and on your skin that help with everything from fighting infections, protecting from environmental stressors and toxins, and regulating pH levels. As a potent probiotic, acidophilus has many potential benefits for the skin. Acidophilus plays a key role in balancing pH levels specifically, which helps maintain a strong and healthy looking skin barrier.
Benefits of Probiotic Skin Care
Lactobacillus ferment and other types of topical probiotics have proven many benefits for maintaining the appearance of healthy, youthful skin, including:
One of the most well-known uses for probiotic skincare products is in reducing visible signs of redness and inflammation. Clinical trials have shown that sensitive skin and acne-prone skin can also benefit from the anti-inflammatory properties of topical probiotics.
The aging process is complex, but can be attributed to various forms of inflammation internally and externally. Probiotics have been known to help with the signs of aging by visibly reducing inflammation. Probiotics are perfect for individuals concerned with skin elasticity, fine lines, and wrinkles.
Hydrate and Brighten Dull Skin
A healthy skin barrier reduces moisture loss on the surface of the skin creating the appearance of plump, youthful looking skin. Some fermented probiotics have an exfoliating effect on the skin. Applying products like Microbiome Restorative All-In-One Serum to your skin provides mild exfoliation which can help visibly brighten the appearance of dull skin.
How to Get Acidophilus in Your Routine
Acidophilus is beneficial when it’s ingested in the form of supplements or as part of a healthy diet. L. Acidophilus can be found in most fermented foods, including kimchi, sauerkraut, yogurt, and cottage cheese. Using products like our Acidophilus Probiotic Facial Cream enriched with L. acidophilus derived lactobacillus ferment and micronized silver provides for day-long moisture and a radiant looking appearance.
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