Do you love kefir? Or you’re not sure what it is…ok, let us explain. Kefir is a fermented milk-drink (natural probiotic) that is very popular in Russia, The Middle East and Turkey. This drink may have different names in each country but it definitely doesn’t influence its nutritious properties.
Kefir products contain minerals, vitamins, essential amino acids, and linoleic acid. However we want to tell you the most interesting fact about this miraculous drink: probiotic bacteria that is found in kefir include Lactobacillus acidophilus,Bifidobacterium bifidum, Lactobacillus helveticus,Lactobacillus kefiranofaciens, Lactococcus lactis, and other species. It is incredibly beneficial for digestion and gut health. Probiotics also have an antibacterial properties which help protect against harmful bacteria. So could we use kefir in our skincare regiment? We think you could make a facial from kefir by applying it all over your face, but it would be far more convenient to use an already made skin care product to get great silky skin.
Human studies have suggested that probiotics can be beneficial for your skin not only from the inside out but when applying them in the form of moisturisers, serums, creams or lotions as well. In addition to overall health benefits, probiotics provide specific care for many skin concerns. It’s been scientifically proven that probiotics can improve atopic dermatitis condition, heal scars and burns by rejuvenating the skin and strengthening the skin’s innate immunity. Skincare products based on probiotics, particularly Lactobacillus acidophilus and the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, will often improve acne sufferers appearance.
These studies raise the exciting possibility of anti-ageing skin care products containing probiotics and ingredients fermented by probiotics. Below we mention 3 main problems that can be solved by using probiotic products for ageing skin.
1. Sun damage
Probiotics can help to protect your skin from dangerous UV rays that can cause the appearance of wrinkles. The British Journal of Dermatology in 2010 followed study participants who were given a dietary supplement containing the probiotic Lactobacillus Johnsonii along with nutritional doses of carotenoids. Those individuals who received the supplement showed significantly reduced signs of UV skin damage. It is an extremely exciting fact, isn’t it?
2. Decreased level of Collagen
Collagen is a protein that can be found in the dermal layer of the skin. It makes skin smooth and provides it with elasticity. As we get older Collagen production decreases as an unwanted result we get saggy skin and wrinkles appear.
However just a few probiotic bacteria can produce the right proteins to assist collagen in forming a structure to maintain skin firmness. To have a silk skin start using bifidolacto products!
This is a skin condition chacterized by redness of the facial skin, bumps or pimples, small visible blood vessels on the face, watery or irritated eyes.
It can be quite noticeable and can distress a person suffering from it. This skin problem is more typical for women ( rather than men) age 30 to 60. Studies have shown that probiotics, applied directly to the skin and taken internally can improve and prevent rosacea.
At Bloomskincare we believe that probioticts properties are really amazing! You can always drink kefir to improve overall wellbeing and add a Bifido- and Lacto- bacteria containing products to your skincare regiment such as Manyo Factory Bifidalacto complex and Bifidalacto cream and Bifidalacto wrap mask!