This Could Be the Reason for Your Breakouts
We don’t know about you, but we’re always searching for the next miracle product to revolutionise our skin, especially preventing breakouts and blemishes. From creams, to lotions and serums, we’ve tried pretty much everything under the sun. And then we heard that it could be as simple as a supplement…
The relationship between your skin and gut is something that has been explored a lot in recent years and many scientists have said that the addition of a probiotic might actually be the fix for blemish-prone skin. Could this really be the answer? Let’s break it down.
What are probiotics?
Probiotics are ingredients that stimulate the growth of healthy bacteria in your bodies, helping your gut, digestive tract and ultimately reduce inflammation throughout the body and skin.
It’s not just probiotics that are proven to help your skin, there are also prebiotics and postbiotics. The best form of supplement includes all three to really get your gut in check.
Why might our gut health not be 100%?
Stress, diet and other factors such as inflammation can create an imbalance in microbes which can then result in infections or skin conditions such as eczema, acne and rosacea. By balancing out these microbes, you may see a reduction in these conditions, as well as dry skin, wrinkles and even skin cancer risk that is linked to UV damage.
Over-consumption of processed foods and sugar, as well as fizzy drinks, coffee and chemicals or preservatives can also cause our gut bacteria to be unhealthy. Couple with poor sleep and daily stress – it’s no surprise that we need a little help to keep our gut in check.
Can it really help with breakouts?
Studies have shown that certain foods increase your skin’s oil production, leading to breakouts and clogged pores. Often, acne and breakout sufferers have a higher inflammatory response, therefore keeping that inflammation low with regular use of probiotics can really help to clear your skin and improve your health in general.
Probiotics also create so-called ‘holes’ in nasty bacteria, killing it off. This means that taking probiotics can actually kill the inflammation before it takes effect.
Whilst probiotics can really help with your inflammation, breakouts and acne, they don’t have complete prevention power, especially when there may be other health conditions or factors causing your spots. However, we still think they are a fantastic addition to your food and supplement regime and we are pro-anything that can help relieve us of our breakouts – even slightly!