Probiotics: The link between beauty and gut health
March 08, 20202 min read
Probiotics and the benefits they have on health are common knowledge in the wellness industry these days. By introducing more good bacteria and yeasts into our system, the balance is restored between good and bad bacteria, keeping our bodies working the way they should.
Probiotics can be found in many food products like yogurt, fermented foods (e.g kimchi and kombucha), or by taking a probiotic supplement.
With the line blurring between health and beauty products, it is more common to find superfoods and probiotics popping up in your skincare products… but is it just a fad? Or is it what’s been missing from your beauty routine?!
What are Probiotics?
There are many types of probiotic bacteria and live cultures, but they can be classified into two main groups: Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium. Both are proved to help restore the function of the digestive system and improve overall gut health. They can ease the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), bloating and improve regularity. But they have also been shown to improve imbalances in other parts of the body, including easing the symptoms of skin conditions like eczema and acne.
The link back to beauty
In skincare, probiotics work the same way as they do when ingested, balancing out the good and bad bacteria on the skin’s surface. Underneath the outermost layer of dead skin cells lies the skin’s microbiome, which is a live environment of microflora including good and bad bacteria. When the skin’s ecosystem is out of balance this can lead to inflammation, sensitivity and breakouts.
By introducing probiotics topically in your skincare, you increase the presence of good bacteria and restore the balance of the skin microbiome and ensure it functions the way it should.
The benefits of applying probiotic skincare are extensive, but include:
soothing inflammation and sensitivity by calming natural inflammatory triggers
evening the skin tone, including a reduction in redness, rosacea and hyperpigmentation
reducing the appearance of the signs of aging
preventing acne and breakouts
strengthening barrier function and balancing the skins pH, protecting your skin from natural stressors like pollutionand sun damage
improving skin hydration
What is even better is that when the good bacteria in your probiotics breakdown, they produce amazing nutrients for the skin like peptides and ceramides (which prevent the signs of premature aging), hyaluronic acid (which improves skin hydration) and other vitamins and nutrients.
The SEEH Skincare solution
The SEEH Skincare REFRESH Balancing Hydration Mist contains active concentrations of leuconostoc which is a natural probiotic derived from fermented radishes. Also infused with a blend of botanical extracts and humectants, the REFRESH Balancing Hydration Mist, is an everyday essential. The facial mist provides an immediate hydration boost, and can be used as a toning mist under oil/moisturiser or as required throughout the day when your skin needs a pick me up.
The REFRESH Balancing Hydration Mist noticeably revives and rebalances the pH, microbiome and hydration levels in your skin which work to even out the skin tone, soothe redness, calm irritation, reduce inflammation and improve the appearance of dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles.
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