You’ve probably heard of probiotics by now and how the good-for-you bacteria, found in foods like yogourt and kimchi, are essential for a healthy digestive system. Lately, probiotics are becoming a go-to skincare ingredient, too. It turns out that your complexion and skin barrier can reap some serious benefits from applying probiotics topically. Probiotics in skincare can help balance out good and bad bacteria, which in turn strengthens your skin barrier, along with protecting your face from environmental factors that cause premature aging. Keep reading to find out how a probiotic skincare product like L’Oréal Paris Youth Code Skin Strengthening Serum
can work wonders for your complexion.
What are the benefits of probiotic skincare?
In the simplest of terms, probiotics are organisms that live on our skin and in our gut. The skin has a microbiome, which is an ecosystem made up of trillions of living bacteria on the skin’s surface. It might sound icky, but don’t freak out—it’s totally natural. The key to healthy skin is a balance of good bacteria along with bad. It’s essential to take care of our skin’s microbiome and prevent harmful bacteria from building up by cleansing regularly. But certain unavoidable factors, like taking antibiotics, can throw off the balance of the microbiome even with regular skincare. The harmful bacteria can take over and cause issues like acne, rosacea and eczema. When your skin’s microbiome is out of whack, that can cause a weakened skin barrier which can lead to dryness and irritation. You might even start to notice inflammation or blemishes popping up. That’s where probiotic skincare comes in to save the day. These friendly bacteria can keep the unfriendly bacteria from causing an immune reaction. Probiotics also help to restore the skin’s barrier, which, in turn, helps to protect against external aggressors (such as UV rays and pollution) that can speed up skin aging. There are over 10 years of cell biology research behind L’Oréal Paris Youth Code Skin Strengthening Serum
, so you can rest assured that the formula has been extensively dermatologically tested. The serum uses advanced probiotic ferments called bifida and sphingomonas to restore the balance of the skin microbiome for a smooth, glowing complexion. It works to help restore moisture for a skin barrier that’s 37% stronger!
Who should try probiotic skincare?
These friendly bacteria are especially ideal for taking on early signs of aging (like wrinkles and dark spots), but every skin type—including acne-prone—can reap the many benefits of probiotics. L’Oréal Paris Youth Code Skin Strengthening Serum
gives clinically proven results, and it’s even safe for sensitive skin. The fast-absorbing formula is super lightweight and won’t leave any residue. It works to seriously hydrate and boost glow while smoothing the skin’s texture. L’Oréal Paris Youth Code Skin Strengthening Serum
is non-comedogenic, too, so you don’t have to worry about it clogging pores—in fact, it minimizes their appearance. You’ll notice a healthier, younger-looking complexion. Who wouldn’t want that?
What’s the best way to add probiotics to my skincare routine?
Adding a serum like L’Oréal Paris Youth Code Skin Strengthening Serum
to your rotation of skincare products is a great place to start. It’s so simple: Use the serum in the morning on clean skin before putting on your moisturizer, SPF and makeup. All you need is two or three drops. Apply L’Oréal Paris Youth Code Skin Strengthening Serum
to your face and don’t forget your neck. For the eye area, try using L’Oréal Paris Youth Code De-Puffing Eye Serum
. Formulated specifically for the delicate skin around the eyes, this powerful serum contains 10% probiotics and caffeine to minimize puffiness and strengthen the skin over time. You can repeat the same routine in the evening before bed, too—you’ll wake up to a more balanced, glowy skin tone.