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Everything You Need To Know About Prebiotic And Probiotic Skincare
Your Skin’s Microbiome
According to dermatologist Dr. Anar Mikaliov, “Our skin has a complex combination of many microorganisms [...] that live in symbiosis, called the skin microbiome.” This microbiome is crucial to our skin’s health, so it’s important to keep it healthy.
Probiotics In Skincare
Unlike probiotic supplements that contain live organisms, dermatologist Dr. Joshua Zeichner, M.D. says “The latest generation of skincare products contain probiotic ingredients to help restore the skin microbiome” That includes antioxidants, enzymes, and more.
Prebiotics In Skincare
Most prebiotic products in skincare contain plant-based carbs and sugars that the skin’s microbiome lives off of. Dermatologist Dr. Catherine Borysiewicz says “They’re especially helpful if you have a bad bacteria overgrowth, such as acne [...] or eczema.”
Which Is More Effective?
While there’s no definitive answer on whether probiotic or prebiotic skincare is more beneficial, prebiotics are easier to find in products today. You can also incorporate both probiotics and prebiotics into your diet to increase the efficacy of prebiotic skincare.
Effects On Skin Conditions
Giving prebiotic and probiotic products a chance is a good idea if you have problems with your skin like acne, eczema, and rosacea. Apart from acne and redness, these products are also amazing for anyone with sensitive skin.