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When I first heard about probiotic face masks I was excited! I love trying different face mask recipes to improve my skin, prevent breakouts, and even prevent wrinkles (yea, it’s never too early!). I’ll try any new DIY natural face mask if I like the ingredients and this DIY probiotic face mask is great because the main ingredient is probiotics!
This was my first time using a DIY probiotic face mask and after one use, I found it to be great! I’ve tried everything from using honey masks and clay masks to applying foods such as lemon juice. Each face mask I tried had benefits and this DIY Probiotic Face Mask is no exception. I love face masks because you usually can see instant results! After I used this probiotic mask, I loved the results, my skin had a glow afterwords, felt really soft and super clean!
There are many benefits to using a probiotic face mask. Probiotics applied topically have been found to help clear skin, reduce inflammation and redness, improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and even help some skin conditions. You can use the face mask to exfoliate your skin, too.
Who knew that little probiotics, which are internally good for you, could benefit your skin when applied topically! For a few years, I have been taking a probiotic supplement once a day, before meals, for overall health. Probiotics contain good bacteria that help balance the gut bacteria in your intestines so that you don’t have an overload of bad bacteria. It’s been known that taking probiotic supplements internally can improve your skin immensely by reducing redness and irritation and calming inflammation. But this new way to use probiotics is another option to help your skin. Who doesn’t want to use probiotics in both ways?
How do Probiotics Work Topically?
The skin is the largest organ of the body and many good flora live there. These organisms protect it, keep inflammation in check and guard the skin from pathogens. When we wash our face with soaps and chemicals these helpful bacteria get wiped out. One way to replace some is by topically applying probiotics.
Probiotic Mask Can Help Acne and Rosacea.
When you have acne or skin conditions such as rosacea, the body tries to attack the bad microorganisms thinking this is a foreign invader causing inflammation. Research is showing that topically using probiotics helps these conditions. What happens is the probiotics which are put on the skin, make it difficult for the skin cells to see the parasites and bad bacteria or sometimes they help calm the cells that react to the bad bacteria, thus offering the skin protection. In addition, more research is being done to find out more about the strains of probiotics that are effective in killing the bad bacteria.
How Does this DIY probiotic Face Mask Feel?
When I first thought about applying a probiotic to my face, I wondered how it would feel and what to mix it with, because probiotics are a rough powdery consistency. I didn’t want to clog my pores as that is always a concern for me. This is why I decided to use jojoba oil because it is ranked “0” on the comedogenic scale, meaning that it does not clog pores at all!
Well, the mask was very easy to make. I emptied the probiotic capsule, mixed it with the oil and applied it directly to my skin. It seemed a little bit gritty, but it also went on smoothly. After a few times I found that I like to leave it on for 15 minutes, then massage my skin with it as I rinse it off. It’s great because it helps to exfoliate my skin and remove any dead skin leaving my skin glowing and looking refreshed!
Other Options to Get the Benefits of a Probiotic Mask
You can make a mask with fermented foods such as plain Greek yogurt or even kefir. Yogurt primarily uses lactobacillus bacteria and kefir uses yeast and bacteria. Many like using yogurt because it is semi-solid as compared to kefir which is pretty much liquid. These are both cool and soothing and have the beneficial probiotics. One option is to make a mask with yogurt, manuka honey and turmeric!
How to Make a DIY Probiotic Face Mask
What you need:
- 2 to 3 capsules probiotic (I use this kind)
- 1/2 teaspoon jojoba oil (or any kind of oil should work, such as coconut, grapeseed or flax) Make sure it’s organic!
1. Pour the oil in a container.
2. Break apart capsules and mix with the oil making a paste.
3. Apply to skin while massaging.
4. Leave on for at least 15 minutes to an hour.
5. Rinse off, moisturize (with jojoba oil or coconut oil!) and see your nicely refreshed complexion!
Can this work on your inflamed bottom my dr suggested a probiotic paste wd this be the same No I have not posted before
Can this work on your inflamed bottom my dr suggested a probiotic paste wd this be the same
I haven’t tried it on my bottom, but it is like a probioitic paste so I would think so.
Is there a reason to wash oil with probiotic capsules off? I just added it to some almond oil and plan to use it for my eczema. Hoping that helps.
You can leave it on overnight etc.
I make Kombucha. One day rinsing my scooby I noticed a fantastic feeling in my hands. So I tried as a toner.
It is fantastic, I don’t wash my face with soaps instead soak a piece of cotton in a bowl with a small scooby and kombucha and saturate my face and hands. The sun spots in my face and hands are disappearing. I have an even color now in my face. The other day a friend could not believe I didn’t have any make up.
Also, I think it had change the PH of my skin as it does not get oily as before or dry, its balance. I used to need power to not look too shiny.
My skin absorbs the kombucha like a sponge. My hands looks years younger, I don’t need to put much of hand lotion, they keep hydrated all day.
I was spending a lot of money in probiotics, kombucha is great and inexpensive. I now get the idea to use a small scooby as a face mask.
Awesome! I haven’t tried kombucha topically yet.
Hello 🙂 I just tried the probiotic mask, i mixed it with coconut oil…left my skin soft and glowy! Any ideas for hair masks? My hair is in a very bad condition, because of chemical usage. Also…do I use kombucha as a daily toner underneath my moisturiser? Xxx
Awesome! So glad you liked the mask. Coconut oil is a great hair conditioner, it’s very moisturizing and gentle. I usually do a hair mask with it one every 2 weeks. You should be able to use it underneath a moisturizer.
What’s a scooby
Did you notice any extra effects when you left the mask on all day?
I’ve never left it on all day. Would love to hear how the masks works for you!
I quote ‘4. Leave on for at least 15 minutes. (One time I left it on all day.)’
I’ve left it on before without washing it off. But, I think it’s best to leave for about 15minutes.
How much powder is in each capsule? We use powdered probiotics, not capsules so I am not sure how much to use and I would love to try this as I have a condition called Perioral dermatitis http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001455.htm that I have been dealing with for almost a decade (if not longer) because I don’t want to be on antibiotics forever and they (my doctor) told me that’s the only “cure” and personally, as much as I hate it, and an completely embarrassed by it, I won’t overuse antibiotics in that way, especially while I am still nursing… Thanks so much for the idea of probiotics as I have been considering trying it and now that someone else has, and it’s worked nicely, I think I will try it myself today! I will update if I can 🙂
My capsules come out to about 1/2 a teaspoon (mine has 85 billion live cultures). Hope the mask helps!
Hi Terri, I too deal with Perioral Dermititis. Have been since I was about 16 and I am now 42. I first started out, back in my teens, treating it with oral antibiotics which worked great. It seemed to come back every couple of years. So, like you, I didn’t want to keep medicating myself with antibiotics. When expressing this to my Dr back in my 20’s, she suggested a topical antibiotic. I gave it a shot since it wouldn’t be ingested. It worked great, however, I found that the condition still returned every few years. It’s really very annoying though, that I was never able to get to the root of the problem and eliminate it altogether. I going to try this mask and maybe even some plain organic yogurt to see if this will eliminate it for good. I did try this mask with my son last night, who has some pretty severe acne. I will update you on our results in a couple of weeks.
Hi, Love your colum. Sounds great.
just use yogurt for probiotic and added lactic acid, tightens pores, moisturizes and brings fresh blood to nourish dermal layers. If you want grit, add pinch of sugar or ground spice such as turmeric for skin sloughing and
(sugar) eating away dead cells. Do not leave on over 12 mins. Also try chopped or ground apple and probiotic yogurt or capsule.
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Stop using tartar control toothpaste which can cause perioral dermatitis and be a neat brusher, that foam that some people seem to get all around the perimeter of their mouth when brushing causes it