attractive asian woman beauty image on blue backgroundInflammation inside the body can have some pretty “unpretty” effects on the human body, including your skin. While inflammation-induced digestive issues may not be apparent on the outside, inflammation-causing skin conditions have a bit more of an in-your-face impact. Let’s face it. Nobody wants a forehead painted in pimples, especially when something as unsuspecting as probiotics may help.

Probiotics May Be Your New Secret Beauty Weapon

It’s not unusual for everyone to have at least one type of skin issue. The severity of that skin condition, however, can be as different as night and day, making treatment a little more complicated. Here’s what researchers know and believe after careful observation.

Rosacea is perhaps the most obvious probiotic application given these beneficial microbes’ anti-inflammatory properties. By reducing the inflammation that causes rosacea, probiotics may act as an internal barrier against the small pimples and redness that cause unsightly outbreaks. Say goodbye bumpy, rose-stained cheeks and hello glowing skin!

Unlike rosacea, probiotics work differently to address acne. Too much of the wrong bacteria causes too much irritation to the immune system, which causes too much inflammation and results in… GASP. SIGH.  SHUTTER. ACNE. Fortunately, probiotics can work to combat acne a couple ways. When consumed orally and used alongside traditional acne medications, researchers learned that certain strains may help increase the rate at which those stubborn zits clear.

Additionally, “Probiotics applied to the skin might help acne by forming a protective shield that prevents harmful pimple-causing bacteria from reaching the skin, aggravating the immune system and triggering inflammation, she said.

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