Bacteria Is The Secret To Clear Skin

Though washing your face may be the traditional way to clean your skin, in reality, our bodies are covered in bacteria. Now, bacteria-infused cream is the revelation of skincare that can be a game changer for you if you have acne. Obviously, we’re talking about “good” probiotics and not just rubbing a pile of dirt onto your face.

Board-certified dermatologist Ted Lain, MD says that probiotics are live bacteria and yeast that are found in the human digestive system. Board -certified dermatologist Lotika Singh, MD of Schweiger Dermatology says that probiotics, when applied topically, can work like they do in the gut by preventing the overgrowth of bad bacteria -“Probiotics have antimicrobial properties in that they produce substances that can help kill off harmful bacteria,” Refinery29 reports.

Probiotics prevent infections and reduces inflammation and redness that ‘bad’ bacteria causes. “They [also] help support and maintain the natural skin barrier,” says Dendy Engelman, MD, of Manhattan Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery. “This helps the skin to function optimally [because] a healthy skin exterior helps protect against transepidermal water loss.”



Elizabeth Arden Superstart Skin Renewal Booster

Dr. Engelman told Refinery29 that this serum is “incredible”. It contains not only probiotics, but also boosts the products you apply over it.


Clinique Redness Solutions SPF 15 With Probiotic Technology

This is a redness-neutralizing foundation that uses prpbiotics’ anti-inflammatory properties to eliminate redness, irritation and even out complexion.