Why You Want Probiotics On Your Skin
It is well known that probiotics are necessary for a healthy gut, brain function, and a healthy immune system. On a micro level, probiotics support balance.
Microbiome is the ecosystem of the bug world. It refers to the mix of bacteria, yeasts, and parasites that live on your skin, in your nose and trachea, and in your gut. The role of the microbiome impacts aging, digestion, the immune system, mood, and cognitive function.
A strong microbiome is the foundation of your immune system, protecting you from disease-causing yeasts/fungi, viruses and parasites. Your microbiome also balances pH and nutrients on the unique and fragile ecosystem of the skin. The pH of your skin is key in maintaining the microbiome. The nutrients to create and support the pH is vital in maintaining healthy microbiome.
Because research is proving the importance of the gut microbiome, many of us now understand how important it is to consume probiotic-rich foods. Probiotics from supplements and fermented foods help establish a healthy microbiome. Exposure to healthy microbes trains the immune system how to respond to different organisms. In this way, the immune system mediates the relationship between the body and the microbes it hosts. Harmful organisms are dealt with, helpful organisms exist in harmony and all contribute to good health overall.
Your body’s microbiome dictates everything from how you digest food to your mental health and is an important factor in your overall wellness game. But the same thing applies to your complexion.
New research shows that keeping these microorganisms in balance may help protect skin from certain conditions. An imbalance of yeasts, fungi, and bacteria on your skin may cause:
- Acne (severe or mild) and other skin eruptions
- Blotchy and dull skin
- Stinging, burning and dryness
- Rough skin texture
- Poor skin regeneration
Don’t forget, what happens inside your gut can also show up on your skin.
Let’s focus on probiotics and the good bacteria of our skin.
When a baby is born, it is coated in a white film called vernix caseosa, or in short, an oily probiotic. This protective coating on a new-born benefits the start of this little being’s immune system.
Rather than cleaning the vernix caseosa off, leaving this protective coating on defends the new born against possible harmful bacteria through the birth canal and in the immediate environment after birth. The vernix caseosa essentially allows baby to pick up good bacteria from the mother and avoid overgrowth of bad bacteria, viruses and fungi/yeast. It is the first-line of defense against all of the bacteria, fungi and viruses each person brings with them as they welcome this adorable new family member.
As babies grow, their microbiome will develop quickly and change. Their ‘good’ bacteria help train the baby’s immune system, teaching it to identify what is friend to be tolerated and what is pathogen to be attacked. By the age of 3, a child’s microbiome possesses closer to 1000 species of microbes and begins to resemble the microbiome of an adult. A recent study states that the number of bacteria in the body may be very similar to the number of human cells in the body.
Your microbiome is constantly changing. The stronger it is, the better off you’ll be. No part of the body’s microbiome exists in a vacuum, which is why it is important to continue to understand the different parts of the biome and how they interact.
The skin is under constant assault from environmental agents, harsh cleansers and soaps, deodorants, and even medications and cosmetics. As a result, our obsession with cleanliness may be doing more harm than good for microbial balance on the skin.
Antibacterial hand and body soaps disturb our own natural protective microbiome that we have on our skin. The use of antibacterial soaps disrupts the natural flora of the skin and decreases our exposure to beneficial microorganisms. Essentially, we get too clean—and this leads to all sorts of common-day skin issues.
We still want to clean our skin from the daily bombardment of toxins and other infectious agents we are exposed to daily. But it seems like a really good idea to focus on eliminating harsh antibacterial soaps that kill the natural microbiome. Good bacteria on your skin are necessary for optimal functioning. So take care of what’s living on your skin by treating the skin with probiotic ingredients.
Probiotics offer protection from skin infections, such as staph and other harmful bacteria and infections. In fact, the entire microbiome protects against bad bacteria, fungi, yeasts, and parasites. (Viruses don’t survival well on the skin). And a proper pH is required for all of this to function well. Support the health of your skin by daily applying skincare products with probiotics and nutrients designed to balance pH.
Many of us take probiotics, but few of us have ever thought of using a skin probiotic. Tru Energy has a line of products that are designed such that they don’t interfere with the body’s natural biome but help restore it.
Tru Energy’s Protective Day Time Treatment has natural oat beta-glucan. Oat and its derivatives have a long history of safe use in both skincare products and dermatology. Beta-glucan is naturally abundant in oats and is capable of penetrating deep into the skin and delivering significant topical benefits. It also provides the skin with natural probiotics, which creates an environment for the healthy flora and beneficial bacteria to thrive.
The benefits of beta-glucan include:
- Wound healing for acne and other skin irritants
- Strengthening the skin barrier to reduce stinging, burning and dryness
- An anti-irritant to provide rapid relief from itching and pain
- Forming a film for added protection from UV exposure
- Smoothing fine lines and wrinkles
- A skin soothing agent
- Stimulating collagen synthesis for skin repair
- Moisturizing anti-aging action
- Immuno-stimulant activation through skin repair and collagen growth
The Protective Day Time Treatment from Tru Energy also contains olive squalane, which is a natural derivative from olives. It rapidly penetrates the skin and, once absorbed, it provides antibacterial benefits as well as repairing the skin mantle’s natural pH balance.
- Boost cell regeneration and oxygenation
- Prevent formation of age spots
- Heal chapped and cracked skin
- Permeate the skin at a rate of 2mm per second
- Prevent UV damage to skin
- Retain the skin’s natural oils
- Speed the healing of skin
- Reduce the appearance of wrinkles
- Impart relief to dehydrated, and ultra-sensitive skin
- Soften the most rough-textured skin, leaving no oily residue
- Counteract conditions of eczema, psoriasis, and post-operative skin
- Resist oxidation
Once an afterthought, the microbiome has now emerged as an equally important piece of the healthy-skin puzzle. To achieve a healthier microbiome, it’s not only important to focus on what kind of soap to avoid, but which body-care products create a cozy little bacteria community on your face. Tru Energy offers a proven way of getting that enviable radiance with topical probiotics.