The Active Edit

The Power of Prebiotics

written by: Maddie - Beauty Editorpublished on 15 Dec, 2022

Nourish and Protect Skin with Prebiotic Power

Blog Credit: StriVectin

Prebiotics provide an abundance of skincare benefits. From strengthening your skin's barrier to balancing your microbiome, prebiotics support the growth and balance of healthy bacteria to target signs of aging and help defeat dull-looking, cranky skin.

Prebiotic vs. Probiotic

Prebiotics are not to be confused with probiotics. Prebiotics help nurture and feed the skin's microbiome – or the bacteria (both good and bad) that lives on the skin. Probiotics are the living bacteria in the microbiome that consumes prebiotics. Simply put, prebiotics are the "food" of probiotics. Skincare products do not typically contain probiotics or “live action cultures” such as the ones found in yogurt and sauerkraut. The topical benefits of prebiotics in your skincare routine include balancing the skin's microbiome while strengthening the skin barrier for a nurtured, glowing complexion.

Microbiome Maintenance

Everyone's microbiome needs good balance to maintain a healthy skin barrier – skin's first line of defense. Consider your microbiome to be like your fingerprint in that it's unique to you. Prebiotics work to feed the bacteria within your microbiome to balance and strengthen the barrier. An unbalanced microbiome can cause the skin to perform less effectively, resulting in signs of aging like wrinkles, dryness, and redness. When the microbiome is balanced, it promotes optimum skin barrier health.


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Pro Tip:

Want to strengthen your internal microbiome? Feed the friendly bacteria in your gut with prebiotic packed foods like asparagus, which contains high levels of inulin—a soluble prebiotic fiber that feeds friendly gut bacteria and improves overall digestive health.