Probiotics

  1. What are Prebiotics and Probiotics?

    What are Prebiotics and Probiotics?

    Prebiotics and probiotics have been health buzzwords for years now. However, many people still don't truly understand exactly what these words mean and how they may impact your health. To further confuse matters, pre and pro as prefixes have extremely similar but slightly different meanings. Consider that precede means to come before something, whereas proceed refers to an action continuing forward. Is your head spinning yet? Don't worry, we will get to the good stuff!

    Prebiotics and probiotics work in tandem in healthy bodies. Today, we will be defining these two terms, discussing their role in digestion, how prebiotics and probiotics can be used for skin health, and some examples of skincare products which harness their natural potency.

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  2. Probiotic Derived Bioactives (PDB's)

    Probiotic Derived Bioactives (PDBs)

    There is a very deep connection between you, your skin, and your overall health. While your body is made up of multiple organs and organ systems, they work together as a beautiful whole.

    Glowbiotics, a pioneer of probiotic skincare, is dedicated to taking care of your largest organ- your skin- through the innovative use of topical probiotics, or more specifically, probiotic derived bioactives.

    What Can Topical Probiotics Do For Your Skin?

    What Can Topical Probiotics Do For Your Skin?

    There are trillions of microorganisms that exist on your skin in a world called the microbiome. They're supposed to exist here. You actually want them here. Most of them are bacteria, and they play a huge beneficial role

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  3. Internal Probiotics: What's With the Bugs? The Low-Down on Probiotics and Your Skin

    Internal Probiotics: What's With the Bugs? The Low-Down on Probiotics and Your Skin

    Inside your body there are trillions of little tiny bugs alive and swimming around, going about their daily wiggles and squiggles inside your intestinal tract. They eat, reproduce, and multiply, having an effect on your inner workings - all probably without your knowledge. Yuck!

    And if that doesn't make you want to run right out to the doctor - well then - good!

    We're not sure what you thought we were talking about, but we're on the case of your intestinal microflora; the army of beneficial bacteria and yeast cultures that aid your body in digestion and immune function, playing an important role in much of your body's systems, including your skin!

    Probiotics are Beneficial

    Probiotics are Beneficial

    Right.

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  4. Are You Still Breaking Out? Hormonal Acne in Your 30's and 40's

    Are You Still Breaking Out? Hormonal Acne in Your 30's and 40's

    Surprise!!

    You thought you were done with your acne when you left your teenage years behind.

    Wrong!

    Now you're in your 30's and even 40's and are still breaking out; usually right before an important meeting or your best friend's wedding.

    To make matters worse, those pesky spots are even harder to deal with than ever before! Chances are you've been battling your symptoms with cleansers and anti-acne remedies to no avail. So just how do you deal with hormonal acne when you're in your 30's and 40's?

    What is Hormonal Acne?

    What is Hormonal Acne?

    As the name implies, your

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  5. Fighting Back Against Zits

    Fighting Back Against Zits

    No one wants to wake up the morning before a big interview or client meeting, roll out of bed, toddle down the hallway, and squint at the mirror . . . . only to find out your face has been taken over by a big acne breakout!

    Now you're kicking yourself for not washing your face before you went to bed after that late night out doing paint and sip for your girlfriend's birthday. Now you're scrambling trying to find a remedy or a coverup for the red, swollen, blotchy pimples that are dotting your face. Not today!

    Relax and don't stress. Easier said than done, we know. But believe us, stressing is almost guaranteed to make your acne worse. More on that later.

    How Does Acne Form?

    Acne is the skin condition responsible for pimples and

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  6. Why You Should Be Worried About Transepidermal Water Loss

    Why You Should Be Worried About Transepidermal Water Loss

    Our skin has amazing capacities and performs some very interesting functions. It forms a protective layer for the rest of the body, shielding it from pollutants and radiation. It regulates body temperature, carries sensations to the brain, rids the body of toxins through sweating, and allows us to move freely and comfortably.

    Transepidermal water loss, or TEWL, occurs when water passes through the skin's layers into the air, where it evaporates. Although this is a natural and inevitable process, sometimes it can have negative effects on the skin. As you might imagine, it can cause dehydration and speed up the skin's aging process. There are things you can do to limit the negative effects of TEWL, but a basic understanding of the skin and its functions will help you understand how it can be treated.

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  7. Healthy Can Be Yummy: Eating For Your Skin

    Healthy Can Be Yummy: Eating For Your Skin

    There is so much talk out there about the damage free radicals can inflict on our skin and the resulting inflammation. You've heard of the benefits of antioxidants and probiotics, both taken internally and used topically.

    You've paid enough attention to know that free radicals and inflammation are bad and eating healthy is good.

    Taking care of your skin involves more than twice-daily cleansing and moisturizing. What you put into your body has a huge impact everywhere, including your skin! Antioxidants and probiotics are vital to your health and longevity.

    Why Are Free Radicals Bad?

    Why Are Free Radicals Bad?

    Free radicals are formed when oxygen in the body splits - a result of either normal metabolic processes

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  8. Prebiotics - Why You Need Them and How They Work

    Prebiotics - Why You Need Them and How They Work

    Just as you're getting comfortable with the fact that probiotics are good for you and you should pay attention to them, now you're hearing that there are things called prebiotics.

    Shouldn't you have heard about them first?! As in, pregame?

    Is this new-to-you concept some sort of hype that the supplement industry created because they saw $$ in selling probiotics?

    Nope! Not at all! We'll clear the smoke and clouds and help you understand exactly what they are and how they go to work for you (and your probiotics).

    The Beneficial Bug Review

    The Beneficial Bug Review

    Just in case you forgot: There are bacteria and yeast that populate your body, especially in your gut. Some are bad and, if go unchecked, can contribute to

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  9. Beneficial "Bugs" In Your Skincare?!

    Beneficial

    We all have different reasons for seeking out certain skin care products. Perhaps you learned there were harmful ingredients in the cleanser you've been using since college. Maybe you no longer need your high school acne regimen. Could be your skin has ousted with a new, annoying malady and you're looking for the one product that can really make a difference and save the day (aka next week's date night).

    Whatever your reasons, you're researching how best to treat your skin with its unique concerns and you've heard about using topical probiotics in your skin care, but you're just not sure the idea is truly viable, or just creepy snake oil.

    We're here to tell you that the "beauty bug" really is a thing of beauty!

    What Are Probiotics?

    You've probably heard of probiotics, and that

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  10. Best Sources Of Natural Probiotics

    Best Sources Of Natural Probiotics

    How are probiotics good for us? Let me count the ways!

    Well, they're almost too numerous to count, but we'll get to that in a little bit.

    Many people opt to take a dietary supplement, but the best sources of probiotics are in healthy foods, and they're really not all that difficult to find. We'll take a look at some of the best sources of natural probiotics.

    Good Bacteria vs. Bad Bacteria

    The GI tract and skin are both organs of detoxification. There needs to be a healthy microbiome in the gut to break down food, absorb nutrients, and eliminate toxins. There are actually good bacteria that live in your digestive system, and studies show that the balance or imbalance of bacteria is linked to overall health or disease. When things are out

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