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It comes as no surprise that a post-COVID world will witness consumer demand shift towards health and wellbeing products, and beauty experts have already predicted a rise in demand for skincare as opposed to makeup – particularly probiotic skincare.

Just the idea of tiny microscopic bugs crawling over your skin is enough to make even the bravest person cringe. It may sound counterintuitive, given our hyper-hygienic state of mind right now. However, the future of beauty is primed to embrace probiotic skincare, which is infused with millions of living, squirming bacteria – the good kind – that naturally create a more balanced and clean dermis. Undoubtedly, this might come as a mild shock, especially at a time when the sale of antibacterial everything is at an all-time high.

Scroll down to learn everything you ever wanted to know about probiotic skincare and why it should be a part of your routine – particularly if you’ve been obsessing over all things antibac.

What is Probiotic Skincare?

Probiotics – which are typically ingested rather than applied superficially on the skin – have recently caught the attention of the beauty world. A healthy gut makes the foundation of radiant and healthy skin, and the same benefits extend to probiotic skincare.

Spell-bound by the miracle of including friendly bacteria in their diets, skincare enthusiasts are now investing in probiotic products designed to work from the outside-in. Much like our gut, topically applied probiotics help maintain a microbe balance on our skin, thus ensuring reduced inflammation and breakouts.

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Why Do You Need Probiotics in Your Skincare Routine?

Similar to our guts, the surface of our skin is home to trillions of microbes, both good and bad. The friendly bacteria work as a protective shield, insulating us from dangerous microorganisms that might cause an immune reaction. That’s not all, the invisible bugs also produce natural antibiotics that help battle the bad bacteria. If they weren’t doing enough already, the minuscule creatures help boost overall skin health and slow down aging by combating external harmful factors like pollution and sun rays. They truly are the superstar ingredient you’ve been searching for.

Scroll down to shop Savoir Flair’s probiotic skincare favorites.

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