Bacteria typically has a negative connotation, but what many people don’t realize is that bacteria can actually be very beneficial for your skin and body. ‘Bad’ bacteria affects us every day from the microorganisms that live on our skin and environmental factors to our nutrition and lifestyle. However, ‘good’ bacteria plays a major role in keeping us healthy, and without them, we would have an overgrowth of their evil counterpart- hence the need for probiotic skincare! These beneficial bugs promote healing and act as our skin and body’s natural defenses.
Our skincare mindset tends to lean towards ridding our superficial layer of all bacteria to ensure a clear and glowing complexion. However, without good bacteria, your skin’s defense system wouldn’t be able to combat the bacteria that cause skin issues such as acne, rosacea, irritation, and more. Since good bacteria is so essential for your skin, probiotic skincare should be a staple in your routine.
Live probiotics support the growth of active ‘good’ bacteria, which helps keep your body healthy by balancing out the ‘bad’ bacteria. It has long been thought that your skin and digestive system could be connected, which is why taking probiotics orally can help clear up your skin. But taking things a step further and applying probiotics to your skin topically can be a real game-changer. This ensures that the ‘good’ bacteria go directly to your skin and balance out the ‘bad’ bacteria that can cause acne and other types of irritation.
If you have irritation, redness, acne, or a skin condition like rosacea or eczema, good bacteria will soothe it, restoring your skin’s protective barrier. Taking probiotics will only reinforce the probiotics you are applying to your skin and help your skin look clearer and healthier.
Probiotics also balance your immune system, preventing unnecessary adverse reactions to your environment. They strengthen the skin’s barrier, which will make you less likely to break out, retain moisture, and can even minimize signs of aging in the future. If your skin is easily irritated, using probiotic skincare means you won’t have to worry as much about negative skin conditions as a result of your environment.
Live probiotics can also help boost your skin’s production of collagen and elastin. These are natural substances that help your skin look full and youthful. Our bodies tend to produce less collagen as we age, which is why we start to develop wrinkles and sagging skin. Probiotics can help you maintain a more youthful appearance for years to come. They also help your skin cells absorb moisture better. This is key to preventing aging because the signs of aging are much more visible when your skin is dry. Probiotics can even act as a natural exfoliant, helping to get rid of dead skin cells and make room for healthy new ones.
LaFlore® is a skincare range based entirely around natural probiotic care. By applying probiotic skincare products, you are setting your skin up for future success. You are creating an environment where your skin cells can thrive, and it has the natural defenses it needs to fight off problems on its own. LaFlore® products do not contain harsh chemicals and are made with soothing natural ingredients to help your skin heal. They are also appropriate for all skin types. The range includes a cleanser, moisturizer, and serum. They can be used separately, with other probiotics and skincare products you love. But for best results, they should be used together. If your skincare routine isn’t working for you, try switching to live probiotics to see clearer, healthier skin.