probiotics + the Microbiome: Your Skin’s Winter Protection

The cold winter months are finally upon us! And, while there’s much to love about this season — like nights cozied up by the fireplace, the excitement of the first snowfall, and plenty of warm, oversized sweaters to wear — it’s also a time to put extra focus on our skin. The drop in temperature, harsh winds, and dry indoor heat can all affect our complexion. But, luckily the key to protecting your skin during the wintertime is having a healthy, balanced microbiome … which you can achieve with vegan probiotics!

What is the skin microbiome?

The skin microbiome is the ecosystem of billions of microscopic organisms — mostly bacteria — that live on our skin. Oftentimes, you’ll hear the microbiome referred to as the skin’s barrier. That’s because it protects our skin from the outside world. A healthy, balanced microbiome has full control over what enters our skin, and what’s kept out. Besides acting as a shield, our microbiome helps preserve our skin’s ability to heal and regenerate. These qualities are crucial for keeping our skin healthy and thriving. 

Why is it important to have a balanced microbiome?

We each have a unique microbiome, and when it’s balanced our skin looks and feels visibly healthy. A balanced microbiome helps maintain the skin’s barrier, is more resilient against stressors, and leads to overall glowing skin. However, when our skin microbiome is imbalanced and there are more harmful bacteria than good, it can weaken our skin immunity and leave us more vulnerable to irritants. This is why you’re more likely to see skin issues like dryness, irritation, acne, and premature aging when there’s an imbalance.

How do vegan probiotics build up your microbiome to protect your skin in the winter?

A healthy microbiome and healthy skin go hand in hand. We can’t have one without the other. To keep our skin microbiome healthy, we infuse vegan probiotics into every single one of our glowoasis products. 

Vegan probiotics work to preserve or restore the balance of good bacteria in our microbiome and help keep our skin’s immune system strong.

While vegan probiotic skincare is a total must all year round, it’s especially essential during the winter season. This powerhouse ingredient offers the skin so many incredible benefits. For starters, vegan probiotics thoroughly hydrate the skin. During the winter months, there’s less moisture in the air. Not only do the temperatures go way down, but we also spend more time indoors with the heat on full blast and little humidity. This lack of moisture trickles down to our skin. You may notice your complexion becoming drier, itchier, or even inflamed. Vegan probiotics retain the water on your skin and boost the skin’s moisture absorption to improve dull, dehydrated skin and enhance elasticity.

Of course, vegan probiotics also protect your skin! They help reduce the risk of infection and reinforce the skin’s natural defenses against internal and external stressors — some of which are seen more during the wintertime. Another benefit of vegan probiotics is that it calms your skin. The lack of moisture in the winter air can further aggravate common skin conditions like eczema, dermatitis, rosacea, and unwanted flare-ups. The soothing effect of vegan probiotics helps reduce these symptoms for healthy-looking skin all season long. 

It’s more important now than ever to feed your microbiome nourishing ingredients that will protect your skin from the winter elements. With vegan probiotics, your skin microbiome can truly weather anything the season throws at you. 

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