Over the last couple of years, extensive skincare research and product development in the area has suggested that taking care of the skin’s microbiome is vital to the healthy and radiant appearance of our complexions. As a result, probiotic skincare is set to be one of the key beauty trends in 2019.
Completely unique to each and every one of us, the microbiome is a collection or ecosystem of microorganism that live both on and inside our body. Determined both by genetics and external factors, your microbiome is important to your overall health and vitality.
Looking at the skin microbiome in particular, the delicate balance of microorganisms is frequently impacted by various environmental and external factors including UV rays, humidity, pollution and moisture. As our microbiome is the skin’s first natural defence against external aggressors, it is important to support it and use products which strengthen this defence in order to keep your skin healthy and radiant.
An unbalanced and weakened microbiome can often head to various skin concerns including acne, rosacea and the increase of premature ageing.
How to support your skin’s microbiome
Incorporating probiotic skincare into your beauty routine can help to strengthen your skin’s barrier which in turn soothes inflammation and even minimise breakouts to keep skin supple, clear and healthy. When applied topically, probiotics are known to calm the skin by helping cells to flourish with a surge of good bacteria.
5 probiotic skincare products
- Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Revitalise & Glow Serum
- ESPA Tri-Active Advanced ProBiome Eye Cream
- Elizabeth Arden Superstart Probiotic Whip to Clay Cleanser
- Gallinée Probiotic Hydrating Face Cream
- The Ordinary “Buffet” + Copper Peptides 1%