Suffering from acne, eczema or flaky skin can be really frustrating. But did you know that these conditions may be a signal that your skincare routine isn’t working for you? One of the best ingredients for your skin is probiotics. Probiotics contain live cultures of good bacteria that can help restore the balance in your skin. Let’s take a look at how probiotics can work for you.
What Are Probiotics
Probiotics are bacteria that are good for you. They can help balance the bacteria in your gut and in your skin. Over one thousand species of bacteria live on the surface of your skin at one given time.
These bacteria are what make up your skin’s microbiome and they are there to help and protect you. At Mother Dirt, we believe in the power of probiotics to restore the skin’s surface.
Mother Dirt’s Probiotic Foaming Cleanser is a healthy way to clean your skin and maintain your natural microbiome. It’s formulated with a powerful blend of probiotic extracts that help maintain your skin’s optimal pH level. It’s made with prebiotics from chicory root and rose water to leave your skin feeling balanced and refreshed.
The Rundown On Your Microbiome
The many bacteria that live on your skin make up its microbiome. These bacteria are there to keep pH levels in check and to keep your skin hydrated. They also work hard to protect your skin from environmental damage and are extremely important for fighting infection.
This important ecosystem of good bacteria works together to protect your skin against pathogens that could harm you. A lot of products are advertised as being antibacterial, which people assume is a good thing. But in reality, getting rid of essential bacteria on your skin only causes more problems for you in the long run.
The health of your skin largely depends on the colonization of these microorganisms, which are also referred to as skin flora. Understanding these microorganisms helps us understand different skin conditions and why they occur.
Having happy and healthy skin is all about balance. You want as many good bacteria as possible while minimizing the harmful bacteria that cause acne and other problems. Some of the best ways to improve your skin’s microbiome are to avoid touching your face during the day and washing it with a probiotic cleanser in the morning and at night.
How Do Probiotics Work for Skin?
Probiotic skincare helps restore the natural balance of your skin. They contain live cultures of good bacteria. Research suggests that skincare products with prebiotics, probiotics and postbiotics can help get the skin microbiome back into balance. A balanced microbiome may help reduce acne, eczema, dry skin, and wrinkles.
Probiotics have a beneficial effect on inflammation, calming skin and reducing biomarkers of inflammation, including c-reactive protein (CRP). A c-reactive protein test measures the amount of c-reactive protein in the blood to identify inflammation.
They also inhibit the production of bacterial acne. Applied topically, probiotics may promote bacterial balance in the skin and improve acne. Mother Dirt’s AO+ Restorative Mist uses truly live and active probiotics to help restore and balance your skin microbiome.
This formula interacts with elements produced naturally when you perspire to produce Nitrate and Nitric Oxide. These byproducts are essential for a balanced skin microbiome. This Mist is designed for all skin types.
Your healthy skin routine would not be complete without Mother Dirt’s Probiotic Moisturizing Serum. This serum will nourish your skin and help rebalance your microbiome. It contains ingredients like squalane and essential fatty acids to nourish and moisturize while our powerful blend of probiotic extracts help balance your microbiome Your skin will feel smooth and nourished as your glowing, healthy complexion is revealed.
How To Know Probiotics Are Working
The best way to know that your probiotics are working is by how you look and feel. If you’re using products that contain good bacteria or you’re ingesting probiotics orally, you should be able to see a difference in a number of weeks. Depending on how sensitive your body is, you might even see a difference after a few days.
Since probiotics can assist with a number of conditions, seeing and feeling results may vary. For example, if you’re taking a probiotic to improve food intolerance, it may take anywhere from six months to three years to fully work. The various dietary adjustments you make will also factor in.
Probiotics work by balancing your skin flora and reducing the burden of pathogens. As your microbiome becomes more balanced, inflammation decreases and your skin will calm down. As your body becomes more healthy, your overall well-being will improve as well, such as your mood and energy levels.
Choosing the Right Products for Your Skin
A lot of times, dull and unhealthy skin is the result of over-scrubbed skin. People unintentionally harm their skin while they think that they’re helping it. What your skin craves most is hydration and nourishment, which it often lacks.
What you feed your skin is just as important as what you feed your body! Using the Mother Dirt Active Probiotic System Kits, like The PeaceKeeper or The Difference, is like a reset button for your skin. It’s a solution to the typical junk food skin diet, like chemicals, acidic toners, and harsh scrubs.
The first step in regaining healthy skin is finding microbiome-friendly products like the ones we carry at Mother Dirt. Always check the labels of your products and see if they contain synthetic fragrances, allergens or irritants. It’s also good to look for skincare that has been reviewed by dermatologists and clinically tested.
It can help to know that you don’t need 100 different products for your skin. All you really need is a three-step routine that consists of a natural cleanser, moisturizer, and a microbiome-supporting mist to recover your skin’s health. Many soaps on the market destroy bacteria that populate your skin and disrupt your body’s natural ecosystem.
Protect Good Bacteria and Get Rid of Bad
Of course, we don’t think that you should abandon soap altogether. But we do believe that there is such a thing as being too clean. We want you to recalibrate how you think about getting “clean.” Mother Dirt is all about finding the perfect balance of cleanliness, which results in balanced skin!
You want your skin to feel good after you wash it, not like it's been scrubbed raw. That’s why we make natural, probiotic skincare that resembles your skin’s natural microbes. Our AO+ Restorative Mist is a way to put bacteria back on your skin that you’ve lost from modern hygiene. It’s a much-needed last step in your skincare routine to ensure you’re setting your skin up for the radiant glow you deserve.
Probiotics Are the Answer
If you’ve tried antibiotics and other powerful acne-fighting treatments only to be disappointed in the results, we know why. These products aim to dry out your skin so severely that sebum can no longer be overproduced and cause acne. This leads to an unhealthy microbiome that is hard to fix. You’ll likely be left with irritated redness that’s hard to cover up.
The goal in natural skincare systems that work is not just about treating the acne that you have. It’s also about balancing out your skin so you don’t continue having breakouts once you stop treatment. When your microbiome is unhappy, it reacts by creating skin problems that cause frustration for you. Wiping out all the bacteria from your skin with harsh chemicals is not the way to fix the problem.
Besides probiotics, the best things you can do for your skin are refraining from picking it and drinking lots of water. Picking your skin will only irritate it further and cause the bad bacteria to spread all over your face. It’s best to leave a whitehead rather than pop it, although we know it’s tempting.
Drinking water and staying hydrated throughout the day is another way to keep your skin healthy. Moisture isn’t just applied topically to your skin; It needs to be internal too. Try to drink about six to eight cups of water a day.
The final piece of advice for the best skin possible is investing in a routine that works for you. This might not look the same for everyone, but remember not to try too many things at once. Keep your routine simple and incorporate probiotics for a healthy skin ecosystem.
The Bottom Line
It might feel like skin care is complicated. But when you get down to the science of skin, it’s really pretty simple. Probiotics are great for your gut, skin and hair. The best way to make sure that they’re working is to use products that you can trust, and soon, you’ll be enjoying the results of glowing, radiant skin.