O Uso De Probióticos No Skincare

The Use of Probiotics in Skincare

The Importance of Skin Microorganisms

Ju da Kesser.

Did you know that the skin is the largest organ in the human body?

Its main function is not only to play the vital role as a barrier to external organisms, but it is also the “home” of a diverse ecosystem of microorganisms, such as bacteria, fungi and viruses.

In fact, the human body is home to trillions of microorganisms and the skin's microbiome is known as microflora. There are over 1,000 different bacterial species in our microflora and some of the most common bacterial phyla are known as actinobacteria, proteobacteria, firmicutes and bacteroidetes.

Today we know the important role that skin microorganisms play in the health, well-being and protection of the human body, as they provide a kind of essential barrier against pathogens, support our immune system and affect both the health and beauty of the skin. skin.

Recent studies have proven the relationship between disorders in the skin's biological barrier and the presence or worsening of diseases, such as eczema, rosacea, acne, allergies and even the skin aging process.

Innovation in the Skincare Market

While both the oral and gut microbiomes have benefited from intense research over the past decade, the skin microbiome is only now emerging as an area of ​​focus, particularly in the skincare market.

It is a fact that understanding the microbiome as one of the keys to the health of not only the skin, but also the human body, is here to stay and dermocosmetic products that already feature such active ingredients represent the revolution!

But what are these active ingredients that make such a difference in the health and beauty of the skin?

These are prebiotics and probiotics!

Prebiotics and Probiotics

Prebiotics are non-digestible food ingredients by the human body that promote the growth of beneficial microorganisms, they are “food” for the microflora. Probiotics are the microorganisms themselves introduced into the skin, through creams, serums or solutions, which have several benefits such as skin protection, combating acne, allergies, rosacea and even anti-aging effects.

Therefore, to have a complete skin care routine, it is essential to use cosmetics with such active ingredients.

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