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Probiotics against acne: a natural solution for beautiful skin?

When it comes to fighting acne and taking care of your skin, we always think of cosmetics. Serum, cream to moisturize, cleanse, etc.

But what if the secret to healthy skin came from within? What if the state of our skin was in fact a reflection of the proper functioning of our body in general and, more specifically, of our intestine ?

Numerous studies now link skin problems, acne and intestinal flora. Therefore, the intake of probiotics and its effect on intestinal well-being could be seen on our skin.

Probiotics, a new way to fight acne? How it works ?

There needed to be an article to explain everything, so here it is. 😉

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First of all, what is acne?

Acne is an inflammation of the skin . It is a rash characterized by red and white bumps or blackheads. There are several forms of acne, but generally speaking, acne spots are caused by a blocked hair channel. As the pores are blocked, they are the ideal breeding ground for the abnormal development of bacteria naturally present on the epidermis.

This condition is generally localized on the face, but it can also affect the neckline, back, or other areas of the body. Acne is generally characteristic of the period 12-17 years old, due to the hormonal upheavals of adolescence.

However, 25% of the adult population still says they suffer from acne . Whether per period, or in a chronic condition, it creates discomfort and it is sometimes difficult to get rid of it.

What is the connection between what we eat and our skin?

We have all had the experience (at least once) of a meal that is too rich with delicious recipes of melted cheese accompanied by fatty cold meats... Well, if these dishes are a treat for the taste buds, they rarely bode well for our intestine.

This then causes some digestive discomfort for some and often, pimples appear on our face in the following days. Could there then be a link between our diet and the health of our skin?

Yes, imbalances in our intestinal flora can even be seen on our faces! Scientists talk about the gut-skin axis. An American scientific study noted that people suffering from acne most often had a more degraded microbiota than others.

Therefore, we can only advocate a balanced diet to improve the health of our skin. When this is not enough, supplementing with probiotics helps restore the intestinal microbiota. Our gut is in better shape, therefore, so is our skin.

What action do probiotics have on our skin?

Probiotics are microorganisms that are beneficial to our body. These can be yeasts such as saccharomyces or non-pathogenic bacteria such as lactobacillus. The intake of probiotics as a dietary supplement or naturally in the diet maintains the balance in our intestinal microbiota .

Concretely, what is the role of the microbiota? It participates in the proper assimilation of nutrients, promotes digestion, synthesizes certain vitamins, helps the functioning of our immune defenses: it takes part in the good metabolism of our entire body, in short. We quickly understand the effect it can have on skin inflammations such as acne.

In fact, the benefit of probiotics on our intestine and, consequently, on the health of our skin, is essential. The benefits of probiotics on the skin are numerous:

  1. They strengthen the resistance of the epidermis against external aggressions;
  2. They also have an anti-inflammatory action;
  3. They promote hydration.

Due to the existence of the intestine-skin axis, the skin is then less prone to acne thanks to the action of probiotics on the intestinal microflora.

Probiotics and acne: a revolutionary solution?

We already know the action of antibiotics on acne. Although they are prescribed less and less due to the emergence of resistant bacteria, antibiotics work to treat rashes already present on the face.

Probiotics against acne , for their part, are a basic treatment. A gentle formula to act at the source of skin problems , at the base of the intestine/skin axis.

Probiotic intake is not the solution to treating pimples already present, but a treatment will prevent the appearance of new inflammations. Of course, in addition, a healthy lifestyle is established. It is important to clean your skin well, remove makeup and above all moisturize it with a special cream for your skin type.

How to supplement with probiotics against acne?

To act on your acne, you can consider a course of food supplements.

If you are tired of trying all kinds of creams and care products to overcome your skin problems , it is time to consider a different solution, by first acting on your intestinal well-being.


Co-founder of NOVOMA

Passionate and expert in micro-nutrition, Lucas founded Novoma in 2012. It is with conviction that he develops food supplements with effective, carefully chosen and 100% clean active ingredients, to best meet the body's needs.

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