When it comes to kombucha, you probably fall into one of two categories: you can’t make a grocery store run without throwing Health-Ade’s Pink Lady Apple in your basket, or, as much as you try, you can’t get seem to get used to the very specific taste. There’s not much in-between. But regardless of your opinion on the flavor, if you’re a beauty fanatic, you might have recently heard about brands using kombucha in skin care. Yes, the buzzy drink is now found everywhere from the aisles of Whole Foods to Sephora.
Dr. Amanda Champlain, MD, a board-certified dermatologist in Texas, says there are about 1,000 species of bacteria living on your skin forming the skin microbiome.
“Topical probiotics [like kombucha] may support a healthy skin microbiome which serves several important functions, including preventing infections, maintaining an acidic skin pH and moisturization of the skin, and controlling inflammation in the skin,” she tells TZR.
“Patient’s with inflammatory skin problems, such as acne, rosacea, and eczema may see improvement in these conditions with the use of kombucha, or probiotic-containing products in addition to their prescription medical treatments,” Dr. Champlain explains. However, the dermatologist says really anyone could benefit and potentially improve the health of their skin with these products.
If you’re curious to learn more about kombucha in skin care, ahead, find what skin types it works best on, all well as all the benefits.
Source: The Zoe Report – There’s A Reason Why You’re Now Seeing Kombucha In Skin Care Products