February 5, 2017
Good Bacteria for Better Skin
Did you know that there is growing evidence that bacteria can actually be good for your skin? Just as our stomachs need good bacteria internally, more experts are agreeing that so too does our skin. Skincare featuring probiotics, or good bacteria, helps to rebalance the bacterial ecosystem of the skin to beautify your complexion in new ways.
Cool and balance your skin with Eminence Clear Skin Probiotic Cleanser, Moisturizer and Masque. These clarifying products treat oily and problem skin with cucumber, shea butter, tea tree oil, willow bark extract, sweet almond milk and probiotic-rich yogurt to reduce the visible signs of problem skin and breakouts without stripping the skin of moisture. Products are cruelty-free and formulated without parabens, sodium lauryl sulfates, synthetic dyes, petrochemicals, phthalates, GMOs and triclosan.
At AOBiome, the parent company of Mother Dirt, they research probiotics of the skin, specifically ammonia oxidizing bacteria (AOB), which are essential to restore skin to a natural state. They have developed a live probiotic, AO+ Mist, which contains the good bacteria, AOB. This soil bacteria is the best probiotic for your skin, as AOBs act as peacekeepers for the bacterial ecosystem of your microbiome, helping the other bacteria live in harmony with each other. Within two weeks of use, the AO+ Mist improves the appearance of skin issues including sensitivity, blotchiness, roughness, oiliness, dryness, and odor by replacing essential bacteria lost by modern hygiene & lifestyles.
Andalou Naturals offer a variety of probiotic-based skin care products including their popular Kombucha Enzyme Exfoliating Mask featuring grapefruit Kombucha to help gently exfoliate dull, dry surface cells and their Priobiotic + C Renewal Cream, which uses a skin-friendly probiotic microflora for a more luminous complexion.
Make Your Own Kombucha Toner!
You can also make your own revitalizing Kombucha toner featuring live probiotics by simply using some of the Kombucha that you drink and combining it with a dash of aloe vera in a mister to spritz over your face and hair. Make sure to check the expiration of your Kombucha drink after it is opened, as that is how long your toner is good for. Thus, it is a good idea to make a small amount of toner for misting at a time (like a third of your small mister bottle) so that you are using the most vital and vibrant probiotics.