So, we’ve all seen the probiotics lining health-food shelves but what about probiotics for your face? Just like your digestive system your skin is made up of a delicate microbiome containing millions of microorganisms (or good bacteria) that work together to maintain the delicate balance of your skin. In fact, there are one trillion different types of bacteria on your skin at any given time.
Bacteria on your face? Normally those words would send us running for the hills. Truth be told probiotics are now as fundamental to beauty insiders’ skin care regime as are retinol and hyaluronic acid – and for good reason.
When the microbiome is balanced your skin looks healthy, bouncy and happy. And although we wish we could maintain this status quo for ever, sometimes things get a bit out of whack. Inflammation, acne, redness, irritation and dryness are all signs that your skin’s microbiome is out of balance.
When the microbiome is balanced your skin looks healthy, bouncy and happy.
The microbiome of our skin also has a very important protective role helping to keep your skin healthy. When the skin’s barrier is strong, skin is hydrated and resilient, and less likely to redden, sting, burn, and flake. Excess cleansing, harsh skin care products and stress can all negatively affect the skin’s protective layer resulting in dry, inflamed and sensitive skin. Probiotics help to regulate the skin’s natural immune and anti-inflammatory response making it less reactive to external factors. This helps build up skin’s natural resilience and strengths its protective barrier.
Good bacteria helps regulate your skin and keep it balanced.
But not all bacteria are made equal. Your skin contains both good and bad bacteria. Good bacteria helps regulate your skin and keep it balanced. While bad bacteria causes inflammation, acne, redness and sensitivity – it can even make your skin age faster. It’s vital to keep bad bacteria in check by making sure there are enough of the good guys. One of the most effective ways to do this is apply a probiotic saturated sheet mask twice weekly.
The Skin Republic Probiotic Face Mask Sheet helps foster the rich and diverse microbiome on your skin. The probiotic formulation encourages good bacteria to flourish which helps skin regulate oil production (no more breakouts), reduce redness and soothe sensitivity helping skin stay hydrated and nourished.
Lactobacillus is the best bacteria in the business and is the active ingredient in the Skin Republic Probiotic Face Mask. Studies have shown lactobacillus to restore a healthy pH balance to the skin reducing acne, inflammation, redness and sensitivity. This ingredient also helps reduce the tight, uncomfortable feeling associated with dry, sensitive skin. The formulation is enhanced with coconut which is rich in essential fatty acids and vitamin E. Helping to boost skin health and vitality while intensely soothing and locking in moisture.
For skin that’s out of balance and in need of a bacterial-boost it is recommended to use the Skin Republic Probiotic Face Mask Sheet twice a week for the first month and then as required.