You know what all the good probiotics does to the body, but what about prebiotics? The latter are foods that, when consumed, help upkeep the digestive and other systems of the body by increasing the production of probiotics. This means that eating both of course, gives you the best of both worlds.
While probiotics are special strains of helpful microorganisms found in foods such as yogurt, kimchi, and kefir, prebiotics, on the other hand, are actually a group of indigestible carbohydrates found in foods like include garlic, onions, oats, barley, wheat bran, asparagus, bananas, and flaxseed. Full of fibre, they’re not absorbed immediately by the human body but instead pass through the digestive system on their way to fueling the probiotics in the gut.
Basically, prebiotics, as its name suggests, work as a precursor to the probiotics and make the probiotics more stable. Like your gut, your skin is essentially a petri dish of organisms that keep your skin barrier top notch and intact. Prebiotics feed the healthy bacteria in your skin, and prevent nasties from taking over the surface.
Above, the prebiotics-infused skincare we’re loving.