How are prebiotics and the skin microbiota impacting your skin?
Guide to understand the importance of a balanced skin microbiota
What is the skin microbiota?
Before understanding the benefits of prebiotics, you need to understand what the skin microbiota is. The cutaneous microbiota is an ecosystem where millions of bacteria coexist on the surface and in the superficial layers of the epidermis.
It acts as a guardian of the skin and limits bacterial proliferation, especially bad bacteria.
These bad bacteria can cause imperfections or inflammation, which is why it is important to keep a good balance of the microbiome and a majority of 'good' bacteria, in particular thanks to prebiotics.
What are prebiotics?
Prebiotics act as food for good bacteria (also called probiotics) and therefore promote their proliferation in our microbiota.< br />The protective barrier function of the skin is thus reinforced and the skin is therefore clearer with fewer imperfections.
How to integrate prebiotics into your beauty routine?
You can naturally regulate the balance of the skin through prebiotics by using cosmetic treatments that contain them.
By For example, our purifying mask MASK contains prebiotics from chicory which contribute to strengthen and protect the skin microbiota.
And on the plate?
In addition to adding it to your beauty routine through cosmetics, you can include prebiotics in your diet. You will have a direct impact on the balance of your digestive system and this will also be reflected in your skin.
Prebiotics are mainly found in fermented foods such as sauerkraut or fruit kefir.