The best way to heal our skin is through the gut. Good skin is a result of good digestion and one of the best ways to improve your digestion is to get probiotics into your diet.
Our skin health is a reflection of our gut health, so healing the gut is the first step towards resolving skin issues like wrinkles, acne, redness and inflammation. Healthy gut bacteria nourishes our immune system which benefits all organs including the skin, our largest organ. Not only are there microflora that live in the gut, but on the skin as well and both require friendly microorganisms for protection.
The skin acts as a physical protective barrier for our internal organs to keep out pathogens and toxins. The skin biome has been shown to protect against unfriendly bacteria, pollution and free radicals, all of which could accelerate aging. This is why it's so important to nourish and replenish the good bacteria in our system with probiotics. Good bacteria in the gut helps eliminate the toxins and free radicals that cause cellular damage to the skin. Introducing probiotics will not only flush out bodily toxins, but repair damage caused by free radicals.
One way to boost your probiotic glow is to start drinking kefir. It is the fastest and most effective way to accomplish this.
Healthy skin is a matter of keeping a high population of good bugs in our gut/skin biome effectively taking up space and crowding out the bad bugs over time. Kefir will introduce powerful good bacteria into your system and in addition will help skin uphold moisture. One of the ways probiotics such as kefir repair and moisturize our skin is by helping our system produce hyaluronic acid (HA). This is a natural substance our body produces and is a major contributor to the elasticity, tightness, and strength of our skin.
Try using a probiotic face mask to repopulate the surface of your skin.
When Lactococcus Ferment found in probiotics such as kefir is used topically, this strain has been shown to help with cell turnover, smoothness and exfoliation. Using a kefir mask on your face will help balance the acid/alkaline composition in the facial skin cells helping to heal acne and calm inflammation. This is because kefir contains alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA), a form of lactic acid that balances our body's pH levels. Thus, a kefir face mask perfectly cleanses the skin leaving it with a fresh glow.