The latest research suggests that taking a pure probiotic or eating probiotic rich foods, may reduce inflammation in the skin, i.e. acne, dermatitis, psoriasis and eczema.

The benefits of probiotics, is that they introduce healthy bacteria to the gut and create a barrier to reduce inflammation, which can trigger certain skin conditions.

At first it may seem strange that bacteria in your gut would play a role in your skin health, but when you consider that your skin is literally bathed in bacteria it’s not such a stretch after all.

There are about 100 trillion microorganisms — bacteria, fungi and more — living on and in your body.

Digestion is affected by stress, anxiety, and a low-fiber, high-processed diet, which shifts our inner microbial colonies for the worse.  When that happens, our immune system may become compromised and inflammation may be the result. Adding a probiotic to your diet, may help restore a healthy environment in your gut and keep the skin from getting inflamed.

It is important to understand, that a probiotic alone, will not be enough to maintain skin health.  A comprehensive approach is absolutely needed- this means, proper ( chemical free) skincare, stress reduction and nutrition.