Everything You Need to Know About Probiotics in Skin Care

Everything You Need to Know About Probiotics in Skin Care

Probiotics have been on the radar as a health essential for decades. Lately, theyre trending in a new directionas a buzz-worthy skin care ingredient. You might be wondering what probiotics, which are known for their digestive health benefits, can do for your skin. Theyve been touted as a way to achieve a flawless glow, reverse signs of aging, and even banish skin concerns such as rosacea and acne. Is the hype true? Below, well let you in on the real deal with probiotics, what they can do for your skin, and how to achieve your dream skin quickly, safely, and effectively. 

What Are Probiotics?  

Simply put, probiotics are good bacteria that help you stay healthy. The term refers to a group of microorganisms, yeasts, and common bacteria that are found in foods and supplements. These bacteria help digest food, destroy disease-causing cells, or produce vitamins. Many of the microorganisms in probiotic products are the same as or similar to microorganisms that naturally live in our bodies, primarily in the digestive tract, where they maintain a balance of healthy flora.   

How Do Probiotics Benefit Your Skin?  

Probiotics work in a similar way for skin as they do for the digestive system, helping it to maintain a balance of healthy bacteria. This supports a calm complexion thats not too dry nor too oily, and skin that can effectively repel the environmental conditions that cause inflammation. Here are the main ways that probiotics can benefit the skin:  

  • Improve the moisture barrier - Probiotics boost the barrier function of your skin, a natural mechanism that protects against invading germs, chemicals, and pollutants. Probiotics kill harmful bacteria and fungi, help lock in hydration, and protect skin against toxins. 
  • Reduce inflammation - Probiotics keep the immune function of the skin in balance, reducing its inflammatory response to external irritants. This is especially helpful in managing skin conditions such as acne and rosacea. 
  • Fight the signs of aging - Probiotics boost the production of peptides, collagen. and ceramides in your skin, increasing elasticity and reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. 
  • Soothe skin sensitivity - Probiotics not only soothe irritation and improve hydration, but it also helps reduce skins sensitivity to chemicals, making them a go-to support for the treatment of common skin issues such as eczema and psoriasis. 

How to Incorporate Probiotics Into Your Skin Care Routine 

Adding probiotics to your skin care routine is easy, as they can be found in a range of products for a variety of skin types. Youll find them in serums, toners, cleansers, and moisturizers, often paired with other supercharged skin care ingredients. If youre not sure whether a product contains probiotics or not, look for ingredients like Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium, Vitreoscilla, and prebiotic sugars like xylitol. To complement the effects of probiotics, pair with other ingredients like Vitamin C to undo environmental damage, ceramides to protect and repair the skin, peptides to boost the hydration barrier, and antioxidants to fight free radicals and signs of premature aging.  

Aesthetic Treatments to Enhance Your Skins Healthy Glow 

IPL Photofacial Treatments  

For sun damage, dark spots, and other signs of photoaging caused by exposure to free radicals, Venus Versa photofacial treatments use Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology to rejuvenate skin from underneath the surface. By reinvigorating the skins natural production of collagen and elastin, photofacials clear up sun damage, slow down the appearance of aging, and restore skin to a brighter, healthier, more radiant appearance.  

IPL Acne Treatments 

Venus VersaIPL Acne Treatments use IPL energy to penetrate deep into the skin and kill the bacteria that cause acne without damaging surrounding tissue. This treatment can be used on all skin types and colors, including dark-skinned individuals. The IPL technology treats the visible signs of acne and destroys the bacteria that cause acne in the first place, preventing future breakouts. The result is improved texture, reduced inflammation, and an overall smoother, clearer complexion. 

Wrinkle Reduction & Skin Tightening Treatments  

Collagen and elastin are two essential building blocks for having firm, youthful skin. Venus Legacy and Venus Versa use radio frequency energy to  effectively boost collagen and elastin production as both a restorative and preventative measure against the signs of aging. Non-surgical wrinkle reduction treatments and skin tightening treatments address fine lines and deep wrinkles, at the same time improving skin laxity, sagging, and loss of elasticity. Both of these comfortable, no-downtime treatments visibly restore tighter, smoother, and younger-looking skin. 

Skin Resurfacing Treatments

Achieve total skin renewal with one of the most sought-after treatments for improving the overall appearance of the skin and resolving issues such as scars, wrinkles, enlarged pores, or stretch marks. Venus Viva™ MD skin resurfacing treatments stimulate the skins natural healing mechanism by delivering Nanofractional Radio Frequency energy below the skins surface layers, in turn promoting collagen and elastin production. The result is a brighter, smoother complexion. Not only that, but the treatments work to correct scar tissue, improve textural irregularities of the skin, resolve hyperpigmentation and sun spots, and reverse acne scarring.  

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