As the seasons change, your skin may lack moisture and become dull and dry. This makes you even more prone to wrinkles and blemishes. When skin lacks moisture, it ages much more quickly because it does not have the hydration necessary to stay firm, supple, and balanced.
For all of you oily skinned women out there, this is fantastic news for you because oily skin types age much slower than their dry-skinned sisters.
If you want healthy, glowing skin that survives all seasons, then it's time for a skin makeover, and probiotics can help!
Probiotics are beneficial bacteria and yeast that live in your intestines and keep you healthy and strong. Research supports their topical use for conditions like acne.1 Additionally, the latest buzz in the beauty world is that applying probiotics topically to your skin may reduce the effects of sun damage and slow the aging process.2
Advanced skin care with probiotics surely can't do any harm when used ON your skin, but probiotics are far more effective when you put them IN your body.
If you want healthier skin, then try probiotics. Beauty creams tout their topical effectiveness, but Body Ecology shows you how to get better skin with probiotics from the inside out!
Why not try both for the best results in a younger and fresher complexion?
Your Looks and Your Inner Ecosystem
When your body is healthy inside, you look vibrant on the outside, but when your body is out of balance, your skin is one of the first places to show it.
The reason behind this is that your skin is the largest organ in your body, and it is one of the first places to exhibit negative symptoms caused by a poor diet and failing inner ecosystem.
Is your inner ecosystem thriving? A healthy inner ecosystem is full of microflora, the good bacteria and yeast (probiotics) that reside in your intestines.
These probiotics help you digest and assimilate important nutrients, boost your immune system, and keep you healthy, strong, and youthful. If you notice that your skin is not always clear and bright, you might have an imbalanced inner ecosystem that has been weakened by environmental toxins, processed foods, drugs, and a stressful lifestyle.
Unfortunately, the above risks are much more common than you may think since we can't spend a day without being exposed to toxins, pollution, and routine stress.
With all of the enemies of gorgeous skin and a healthy body out there, how can you populate your inner ecosystem with vital probiotics to keep you healthy and looking great?
Body Ecology's Probiotic Protocol
We believe that taking in probiotics from your foods and beverages (as opposed to topically or in supplements) is the best way to populate your gut with good bacteria to help you turn back the clock.
Since most Americans have an imbalanced inner ecosystem from poor diet and lifestyle habits, the best way to vibrant health - and vibrant skin - is to repopulate your gut with healthy microflora!
The most effective way to get microflora into your gut is by consuming fermented foods and drinks. Most other probiotics on the market, whether in supplements or creams, are not nearly as potent or effective. Since microflora live in your intestines, fermented foods and drinks help escort them in quickly and efficiently. In food form, you can be much more certain they will colonize inside your intestines, where they will then begin to start practicing their magic. In fact, we often call them "alchemists”.
Here are some easy and delicious ways to incorporate probiotics into your diet:
- Raw, cultured vegetables. These fermented vegetables are a delicious fast food that you can enjoy alone or as a probiotic-rich accompaniment to any meal.
- Young Coconut Kefir is a refreshing fermented drink. We have had many reports that it can improve your complexion and even cause age spots to fade and skin tags to disappear! Make our Young Coconut Kefir at home with Kefir Starter .
- Dong Quai probiotic liquid is a delicious fermented beverage that can help regulate female hormones related to your skin's appearance.
The unshakable foundation that we stand behind here at Body Ecology is the fact that all health starts with a balanced inner ecosystem. When you consider the fact that your skin is the largest organ in your body, it only makes sense that you will see the greatest results in a beautiful and youthful complexion as you start to heal your body with probiotics from the inside out!
Here is what one happy member of the Body Ecology tribe had to say!
Fermented foods and drinks are doing to my skin what raw foods didn't! I used to drink lots of orange juice, like some raw food experts teach, and I noticed that I started to get wrinkles around my eyes, so I stopped doing that. Then I heard an interview with you (Donna, and you were outstanding, so I followed your teachings. I eat fermented foods and drinks religiously, my face has never been so clear and the wrinkles around my eyes have almost disappeared. People ask others behind my back about my age, ha! -Belle Among Vikings, Facebook
- Siver, R. (1964). "Lactobacillus for the control of acne." The Journal of the Medical Society of New Jersey, 58 (2): 52-53.http://www.natren.com/pages/skincare.html
- Blitzer, Ilana, "Probiotics: can bacteria benefit skin?" Self, Dec 2006.
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