The power of probiotics is such that it can not only improve your gut health, but also enhance your skin’s microbiome. No matter what skin type you have, adding probiotics to your regular skincare regimen or diet can allow the good bacteria to flourish, thereby promoting better skin health while minimising unhealthy skin issues. Here’s how probiotic skincare helps from the inside out.
What is probiotic skincare?
Probiotics live in our bodies and help to support our overall health and wellbeing. So probiotic skincare is a way to deliver more of that good bacteria and nutrients through skincare products in order to not just help balance your skin’s microbiome but also give you a healthier complexion.
How probiotics work in skincare
When it comes to how they can help boost your skin’s radiance, probiotics feed the healthy bacteria in your skin microbiome to balance the pH and protect against damage from free radicals. There are different ways you can use probiotics to enhance your skin. There are dietary probiotics that feed your body from within, as well as topical treatments you can apply directly to your skin.
Benefits of topical probiotics
One of the reasons why there is a growing interest in topical probiotic skincare is that it strives to shield, protect and replenish your skin’s microbiome. The ultimate goal is to give you a complexion that is neither too dry nor too oily, and it may also increase your skin’s ability to repel the environmental conditions that cause inflammation, such as air pollution.
Think of topical probiotic skincare as working like a ‘barrier’ to help stop your skin’s bad microorganisms from causing a reaction or inflammation due to free radicals and the sun. Incorporating topical skincare products into your everyday routine may be effective for people dealing with eczema, acne, seborrheic dermatitis or rosacea.
Recently, we released a topical probiotic skin spray - Flora+ Skin Probiotics. Designed to nourish your skin and keep it feeling healthy, it provides a calming and restorative effect. Formulated with a specialised blend of probiotic strains, it promotes good bacteria to your skin’s microbiome and keeps your skin feeling healthy, hydrated and balanced all day.
How dietary probiotic consumption boosts your overall wellbeing
Aside from using a topical skincare treatment, you can also strengthen your skin’s microbiome by consuming dietary probiotics. There is a powerful connection between gut health and skin heath, so by taking care of your gut you can help keep your skin as healthy as possible.
Adding probiotics to your diet helps maintain a more balanced, healthy and diverse skin microbiome. It can also work to reduce the impact of disruptive skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis and rosacea, with natural antibiotics called antimicrobial peptides helping to fight the impact of bad bacteria.
If you want to start incorporating probiotics into your diet, an easy way to get started is with a delicious product like our Raw Honey Probiotic Concentrate with Collagen. Thanks to the combined benefits of hydrolysed natural marine collagen, Australian raw honey and six multi-strain probiotics, it’s a fantastic way to boost your gut health and get more radiant skin. The inclusion of lilly pilly is also an excellent source of vitamin C and antioxidant that helps boost collagen production within your skin.
There are lots of different ways you can add probiotics to your favourite foods, and our recipes section will help provide plenty of inspiration.
Meluka’s range of probiotic skincare products
Whether you are looking for a topical skincare solution or you want to strengthen your gut health and get all the additional benefits of more glowing skin with a dietary probiotic, we have a range of products to suit, including gift boxes and travel packs – to keep your skin radiant even while you’re off adventuring.