Written By Jennifer Raskin / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
You’ve surely heard of fermented foods like kimchi and kombucha that are good for your gut health thanks to probiotics. Can those same principles be applied directly to your skin though? As it turns out, yes!
The idea of fermenting foods is something that’s been around for thousands of years. Our ancestors didn’t have refrigerators to preserve foods so the process of fermenting took off to prevent food from going to waste.
The fermentation process creates healthful bacteria that nourishes your gut microbiome which is why nutritionists have been hyping the addition of fermented foods to the modern diet. But it’s not just your gut that can do with those probiotics.
It’s your skin too. Research found that it can also strengthen the skin’s natural barrier to improve its overall health.
In addition to eating more yogurt, kimchi, sauerkraut and other fermented foods, it’s worth it to explore fermented skincare to look healthier from outside in!
Get Great Benefits From Fermented Skincare
Wondering why fermented ingredients can help your skin look better? When something is fermented, the microbes break down into smaller molecules that are easier to absorb which means better penetration into your skin.
Often, skincare brands boast benefits from science-backed ingredients and while those ingredients are proven, the molecular size makes it too large for your skin to take in. Once fermented, it can get into the skin better and mimic cell functions which also means better results that are free of irritations.
Additionally, through the process of fermentation, sugars and starches break down which makes for lactic acid and healthy bacteria. This is what preserves fermented foods themselves.
It creates new nutrients including probiotics, vitamins, and enzymes for superior skin nourishment. Take red ginseng for example. Once it’s fermented, it dramatically enhances whitening and anti-aging benefits for skin.
Plus, just like consuming plenty of probiotic-rich fermented foods, applying these types of ingredients to our skin can help it stay healthy. They also keep your natural-based skincare products lasting longer without toxic preservatives and chemicals.
And that’s not all! Here are more benefits of fermented skincare treatments:
- More vitamins and antioxidants
- Stronger skin barrier
- No irritating or damaging agents
- Better bioavailability
- Boosts skin’s own moisture-retaining capabilities
- Balances pH to keep skin looking harmonious and healthy
- Increases potency of other skincare ingredients for more effectiveness
How To Use Fermented Skincare
Now that you know what you’ve been missing out on, it’s time to get fermented skincare into your routine. You’ll find it in the form of masks, essences, lotions, creams, oils, and even skin peels too.
Because they’re natural, you can feel better about using them and if you have sensitive skin, you’ll likely find just what you’ve been missing for getting beautiful, healthy, and nourished skin without any red and blotchy irritations to stand in your way.
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Jennifer Raskin is a freelance writer, wife and mom that loves cold weather despite her location in Florida, cooking, reading, watching ‘80s movies, weight-lifting, and wine tasting.
Founder Ray Spotts has a passion for all things natural and has made a life study of nature as it relates to health and well-being. Ray became a forerunner bringing products to market that are extraordinarily effective and free from potentially harmful chemicals and additives. For this reason Ray formed Trusted Health Products, a company you can trust for clean, effective, and healthy products. Ray is an organic gardener, likes fishing, hiking, and teaching and mentoring people to start new businesses. You can get his book for free, “How To Succeed In Business Based On God’s Word,” at www.rayspotts.com.