By now you probably know that taking probiotics on a daily basis is something you should be making a priority. (You don’t? Read these past posts here and here and here on why probiotics are essential for a healthy gut and why a healthy gut is essential for, well EVERYTHING. Get on that!) Once you understand what a probiotic does for your gut health, you see why it’s so important to take daily and to be taking a top quality version of probiotics too.
Well guess what- probiotics don’t just benefit your GUT they also do wonders for your skin. Enter our besties at GLOWBIOTICS. You hopefully read our first post here and have come to see why we are obsessed with GLOWBIOTICS in a big way.
Our goal is to provide some serious education for you on all things skin care, not just “hey this product is cool, go buy it.”. We are here to help you get your skin in shape just like that body you are working so hard for.
So, welcome back, friends to our continuing FitFluential Beauty series.
To understand why probiotics are essential for healthy skin and beautiful skin, let’s dive into the components of our skin that are affected negatively or positively depending on our skincare regimen.
- What is the microbiome?
- According to the U.S. National Library of Health, National Health Institute, “The skin is an ecosystem composed of 1.8 m2 of diverse habitats with an abundance of folds, invaginations and specialized niches that support a wide range of microorganisms. The primary role of the skin is to serve as a physical barrier, protecting our bodies from potential assault by foreign organisms or toxic substances. The skin is also an interface with the outside environment and, as such, is colonized by a diverse collection of microorganisms — including bacteria, fungi and viruses — as well as mites”
Eww. Ok, that’s a mouthful of complex words, but you get the idea right? Our skin covers our body’s inside organs and skeleton but also is its own mini-universe that interacts with the outside environment. We know that our environment in this day and age can be FILLED with all kinds of toxic chemicals we don’t even think about- but that are assaulting our skin and our bodies every day. This is how we end up with all kinds of inflammation and “skin issues” which many of us will assume are impossible to solve without harsh topicals or antibiotics.
REMEMBER. Antibiotics are NOT your friend. Sadly they are passed out by most primary doctors like candy and they can build up over time and create all kinds of problems. Do not go down the antibiotic route in your life unless it is medically necessary and sometimes it is. (I had strep throat recently, it was necessary and believe me the first thing I did was to up my probiotics!!)
So, when your skin universe is assaulted on the daily, “When “bad bugs” out balance the “beauty bug”, they trigger inflammation which can cause everything from breakouts and sensitivity, to rosacea and premature aging.” (Quote from our friends at Glowbiotics.)
The entire line of GLOWBIOTICS products is made with both PROBIOTICS for the skin and also PREBIOTICS.
“Probiotics act as a protective shield and strengthen the skin’s ability to repair itself. They help to optimize the skin’s functionality to develop collagen and elastin and reduce inflammation which limit flare-ups and help prevent aging. Prebiotics nourish and feed the probiotics, so your skin can produce more good bacteria. GLOWBIOTICS uses beta glucan, as one of our primary prebiotic ingredients.” —Glowbiotics
So—now that you understand this, let’s talk about other products you might be using that may NOT be doing the job. Ladies, trust us, when it comes to skincare, JUST LIKE WE TEACH YOU WITH WHAT YOU EAT- you get what you pay for. Quality and purity COUNT.
I interviewed some of the ladies at GLOWBIOTICS on the development team and they answered my questions– be sure to let us know in the comments if you have specific skincare questions. We’ll be interviewing the founders of Glowbiotics on the FitFluential Podcast coming up- and some expert dermatologists and aestheticians.
We asked: If women are using OTC skin care or even department store or beauty store skincare without prebiotics and probiotics, what is missing?
GLOWBIOTICS ANSWER: Think of probiotics like a shield of armor for your skin. When bad bacteria out way the good, all your skin problems arise. What probiotics do is bring the skin back in balance and this allows the skin to function naturally by protecting against outside aggressors. Probiotics also trick the skin into thinking it’s being wounded and triggers your skin to start healing itself without ever having to go through the wound process. They heal from the inside out and don’t cause inflammation on the skin. You already naturally have probiotics on the skin and with prebiotics they feed those good “beauty bugs” probiotics so they can keep the skin balanced. Keep in mind factors like stress, lack of sleep, not drinking enough water, just to name a few, all play a major role in how your skin acts. So much goes into healthy skin and we at GLOWBIOTICS are working hard to help you looking your best without causing inflammation and irritation and by using only the best ingredients.
We asked: Can some of these OTC skin care products actually make some of the problems worse?
GLOWBIOTICS ANSWER: This is a tricky question to answer because we are usually self-diagnosing what is happening with our skin. If we pick the wrong products for our skin type, yes it could make some of the skin problems worse. GLOWBIOTICS has such a wide range of products for every skin type and we have qualified staff members that are happy to answer any questions and will guide you in the right direction when it comes to choosing you skincare regimen. Sometimes going to a dermatologist is needed to get severe skin issues under control and if you are unsure what to do, give our team a call and we are happy to guide you in the right direction.
Does this now make a bit more sense to you about why probiotics (and prebiotics) are ideal for the skin? Stay tuned, because we’ll be covering all kinds of good stuff here coming up on FitFluential Beauty. Be sure you are subscribed so you are in the know!!
We have a fantastic surprise for you as well. Drumroll please. This week, we are giving 5 LUCKY LADIES a Glowbiotics Gift Set – specifically for the eye area. The Glowbiotics Ultimate Eye Duo! Enter the sweepstakes below.
It’s already a great deal at $99 for both products– but leave a comment below and tell us what you are most frustrated with as far as under eye problems– is it crow’s feet, dark circles, puffy eyes or bags under your eyes or all of the above? We’ll choose 5 random winners who will be shipped this Ultimate Eye Duo as a gift! What could be bad about that?
You know you want this. Did you know- you also can use eye cream on other areas of the face– for example, some friends use eye cream around the fine lines that rise up around the lip area. Brilliant. Thought we’d pass that on. I had no idea you could do that, I’m such a rule-follower!
Remember, in order to be eligible to win, you must leave a comment below sharing your specific under-eye skin frustrations. Be sure to tune back in to see if you’ve won. We will ask for your email privately.
What other questions do you have about skin care? Let us know what you’d like to have us cover here at FitFluential Beauty! We are here to educate and beautify your life!
Sweepstakes Terms and Conditions
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Eligibility: Glowbiotics Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. Employees of FitFluential and other companies associated with the promotion of the Sweepstakes, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and advertising and promotion agencies as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. The Sweepstakes is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
Sponsor: The Sweepstakes is sponsored by FitFluential, located at 12400 State Highway 71 West, Suite 350-194, Austin, Texas 78738.
Agreement to Official Rules: Participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon being compliant with these Official Rules and fulfilling all other requirements set forth herein.
Sweepstakes Period: The Sweepstakes begins on January 23, 2019 at 8am CST and ends on January 31, 2019 at 8am CST (the “Sweepstakes Period”). Entries that are submitted before or after the Sweepstakes Period will be disqualified. Submissions will be accepted for the duration of the Sweepstakes using any of the following methods: Online
How to Enter : Online: This method of entry will be available by visiting our website (www.fitfluential.com) and following the directions provided to fill out the entry information, and submit. Limit one (1) entry per person, per email address, and per household for the duration of the Sweepstakes Period, regardless of method of entry. Entries received from any person, e-mail address, or household in excess of the stated limitation will be void. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.
Prize Drawing: On or about February 04, 2019, the Sponsor will select potential winners in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received. The odds of being selected depend on the number of entries received. The Sponsor will attempt to notify the potential winner via telephone or email on or about February 05, 2019. If the potential winner cannot be contacted within five (5) days after the date of the first attempt to contact him/her, the Sponsor may select an alternate potential winner in his/her place at random from the remaining non-winning, eligible entries.
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Prizes: (5) Glowbiotics Ultimate Eye Duo
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