Hey there, beauty enthusiasts! When it comes to skincare and makeup, I’m always reading up on the latest and greatest information, especially ones that don’t involve needles or knives! I’ve talked before about the importance of peptides in skincare because they are so important to have in your routine (they are amino acids that signal your collagen and elastin to boost production).
Well, here’s another great game-changer for you: probiotics! You may have heard about them reading about gut health, but they are now taking the beauty world by storm. In this blog, I’m going to take you into the wonderful world of probiotics and how they can cast their glow magic on our skincare and makeup routines.
NURTURING THE SKIN’S NATURAL BALANCE
Just like in our bellies, our skin has good and bad bacteria that fight for space, and because of this, it is critical our skin maintains a healthy balance. Enter probiotics. They are the good guys, i.e., the good bacteria that help other good bacteria thrive and keep the bad ones in their place. They restore and maintain balance and harmony so your complexion can look its very best!
CALMING INFLAMMATION AND IRRITATION
Ugh. We all have those moments when our skin decides to throw a tantrum. You know what I am talking about. It typically happens at the most inopportune time – when you have a big presentation, or you are going to an event, family pictures are scheduled, whatever it is, and then all of sudden “SURPRISE” – redness, acne, pimples, you name it! This is where probiotics can really work their magic. These friendly bacteria use their anti-inflammatory goodness, soothing your skin and calming down those frustrating flare-ups. Whether you’re dealing with rosacea, acne, or simply having more redness than usual, probiotics are your answer!
ENHANCING SKIN’S MOISTURE AND HYDRATION
Who doesn’t want skin that feels plump and hydrated, especially with a glow? This is another fabulous benefit of probiotics because they are the masters of moisture retention, helping your skin hold onto that precious hydration. Say goodbye to dry patches and hello to a complexion that is so healthy and glowy, it will make mermaids jealous!
SUPPORTING SKIN’S REGENERATION AND REPAIR
Time flies, and when it comes to our skin, most of us would love a time machine to wear sunscreen in our younger days, or start a skincare routine at an earlier age. Well, since no one has yet to build a time traveler for your skin, probiotics may be the next best thing. Probiotics help the production of ceramides (promotes moisture retention) and peptides (promotes collage and elastin production), so they do help with minimizing those fine lines and wrinkles as well as maintaining that beautiful glow of our younger years.
BOOSTING PRODUCT EFFICACY
It gets better! Probiotics don’t just work their magic on their own; they actually work to boost the effectiveness of other fabulous ingredients in your skincare and makeup products. What does that mean? It means they make your favorite products work even better! Who doesn’t love that!
TO WRAP IT UP
There is a reason (well, 5 actually) why our best selling exfoliating mask is the Probiotic Polishing Mask. Probiotics are the missing puzzle piece in your skincare and makeup routine. Speaking of makeup, we just started carrying Elina Organics Probiotic Concealer & Highlighter and Probiotic Lip & Cheek color, in both pink and red. I’m crazy about the concealer and highlighter and love the Lip & Cheek color!
If you don’t have probiotic products in your skincare and makeup arsenal, I highly recommend it. They’ll nurture your skin’s balance, calm inflammation, boost hydration, support regeneration, and give your favorite products a boost. They are the real deal!