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Skin Deep: Probiotics and Common Skin Irritations
The Probiotic Approach to Alleviating Itchy, Blotchy, Sensitive Skin
If dry, itchy, irritated skin is driving you crazy - and lotion just isn’t getting the job done - tackling the problem from the inside out might just help turn things around!
Why? Because what’s going on in your microbiome – where trillions of bacteria reside in your gut – is reflected on your skin. So recruiting probiotics (good bacteria) to recondition your microbiome and help what’s going on inside, can actually make a big difference on your outsides: your skin! (Check out what the friendly folks at Hello Giggles have to say about skin beauty and probiotics!)
Affecting Your Skin from Within
Imbalances in your gut bacteria can send your immune system into overdrive. That can affect many parts of your body, including your skin.
When your GI tract is healthy, your intestines act like a barrier that keeps food particles and pathogens inside the digestive system, and out of your bloodstream.
But when the bad bacteria in your microbiome try to take over, they manage to change the gut environment, damaging the lining of the intestines.
The damage causes your intestinal lining to get weak and “leaky” causing a condition called leaky gut, which allows “foreign substances” like undigested food, toxins or microbes to leak into your circulation. And when your immune system sees anything it doesn’t expect, it roars into action.
Bad bacteria can also cause issues like:
- Surging yeast microbes,
- Food sensitivities, [can link to probiotics and food allergies piece]
- Inflammation, and
- Oxidative stress.
And any of those can contribute to red, flaky, uncomfortable skin.
Adding Just Thrive Probiotic to your daily routine can rebalance your microbiome, hinder bad microbes, calm food sensitivities, reduce oxidative stress, and tame inflammation. And that will lead to comfortable, healthy, beautiful skin.
Check out this testimonial directly from a customer about her experience with Just Thrive Probiotic and her eczema!
A Closer Look at the Yeast Factor
An out-of-balance microbiome, where the bad bacteria outnumber the good, can make it easier for yeast populations (like Candida) to increase. Yeast overgrowth can also take a toll on those intestinal walls, letting yeast microbes escape into the bloodstream and makes it way to your skin – where it can cause all sorts of trouble.
Luckily, Bacillus Subtilis and Bacillus Coagulans, two of the potent strains found in Just Thrive Probiotic, can help keep candida under control.
When Food Upsets Your Immune System
Gut imbalance can cause certain foods to look like enemies to your immune system. And when your immune system feels threatened, it produces antibodies to attack the “invaders.”
Since, in reality, there’s not an invasion, those normally healing compounds produced by the hyped up antibodies may turn against your skin instead – bringing on that unpleasant itchiness.
But resetting the balance with Just Thrive Probiotic can turn things around, helping to support a healthier immune system response and reducing the release of unnecessary antibodies. The result? You can get rid of that dry, itchy feeling on your skin.
Probiotics Thwart Pro-Inflammatory Bacteria
Inflammation is an important tool used by your immune system. When there’s an injury or infection, inflammation helps protect you as a step in the healing response.
Sometimes, though, inflammation gets triggered in the wrong way at the wrong time. And that’s often the work of bad bacteria.
As you’d expect, bad bacteria cause inflammation locally in the gut…but they can also trigger inflammation everywhere else in the body including skin cells. That can lead to red, irritated, sensitive skin.
The special spore probiotics in Just Thrive Probiotic take a three-pronged approach to taming that inflammation. First, they work together to recondition the gut and restore beneficial bacteria populations. Then, they produce antibiotic compounds that reduce the number of bad bacteria and help to bring back more good bacteria. Finally, they calm the inflammatory response in your gut and throughout your body, easing a number of gut-linked health conditions, including that sometimes painfully itchy skin.
Antioxidants Soothe the Skin
Oxidative stress is a major player in the skin health arena. Along with speeding the signs of aging, oxidative stress can also make your skin feel uncomfortably itchy.
Antioxidants counteract the free radicals that cause oxidative stress, along with relieving redness and flakiness – even minimizing the appearance of age-related wrinkles.
And this is where Just Thrive Probiotic and Antioxidant really shines! Bacillus Indicus HU36, one of the prized spore probiotics contained in Just Thrive, works like an antioxidant factory. This unique beneficial bacteria has been proven to produce more than a dozen potent antioxidants directly in the intestines, where they are most potent and can be best absorbed.
These antioxidants include:
Studies show that at least three of those – astaxanthin, lycopene, and beta-carotene – offer relief from occasional dry, red, flaky skin flare-ups, and may even stop them from happening in the first place.
Stop the itch and soothe your skin from the outside in with Just Thrive Probiotic.