The human gut microbiome and the human skin microbiome are BFFs; they’re with each other through the good times *and* the bad times. Composed of microorganisms (read: good bacteria), microbial communities throughout your bodies provide a host of benefits from protecting against pathogens, inflammation, and infection to improving your immune system, metabolism, and skin barrier function. Understanding the connection between skin bacteria and gut microbes can mean the difference between healthy, glowing skin and common skin concerns like acne vulgaris, excess sebum production, and flare-ups of eczema or psoriasis.
When your gut microbiota is lacking in beneficial bacteria, so is your skin microbiota. This can cause a whole slew of skin issues as noted as bad bacteria like propionibacterium acnes, Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, corynebacteria, and cutibacterium acnes invade your hair follicles and sebaceous glands. Supporting your resident good bacteria is essential to fighting off an imbalance of bad bacteria. Interactions between skin microorganisms and sebaceous areas can make or break your skin health, but a healthy skin microbiome is about more than just using a toner with the proper skin pH, investing in primers, or avoiding triggers of atopic dermatitis.
When your gut’s microbiome is in tip-top shape, your skin microbes often are, too. That’s why we created Clear Skin Probiotics.
Probiotics can be found naturally in fermented foods like yogurt, but the health benefits of good bacterial strains for the human gut microbiota are so wide-ranging — from gastrointestinal tract disorders in the colon and intestines like diarrhea, ulcerative colitis, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) to beneficial effects for the skin — that probiotic supplements have become a necessary addition to any health and wellness routine. Good Bifidobacterium species for your gut include Bifidobacterium longum subsp, Bifidobacterium infants, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Bifidobacterium animalis, and Bifidobacterium breve, just a few of the beneficial bacteria that can help support your gut health.
Clear Skin Probiotic’s secret weapon is a strain of good-for-you bacteria that no other probiotic strains on the market offer: Bifidobacterium longum BB536. In clinical tests, exposure to this gram-positive, hardworking strain of good bacteria has been proven to reduce acne+, improve skin dryness, and decrease skin redness.*
Bifidobacterium longum BB536 isn’t the only mechanism in Clear Skin Probiotics’ formula that keeps your skin looking A+. We also added vitex: a powerful herbal supplement that improved acne in 70% of female and male participants in clinical trials.* Clear Skin Probiotics also includes a healthy dose of zinc, which studies have shown to improve symptoms of acne and acne-related scarring.*
The best part of Clear Skin Probiotics? It can be mixed and matched with any other Love Wellness prebiotic or probiotic. Take it alongside Good Girl Probiotics, Gut Feelings Probiotics, or both to create a routine that suits your needs.