Benefits of Kefir in Skin Care
Kefir contains a delicate balance of yeast and bacteria. Kefir grains can transform raw milk into a Super food probiotic drink (kefir), a naturally-carbonated, refreshing beverage that has several key medicinal benefits.
Rich in Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium bifidum, kefir also provides significant amounts of lactic acid bacteria and beneficial yeast. In fact, the cocktail of beneficial microbiota within kefir makes it one of the most powerful probiotic foods on the planet.
What is Kefir?
Kefir is very similar to yogurt. However, kefir is produced with help of many more strains of beneficial bacteria and it is lactose free, lower in sugar content, and has more bio-derived components that are good for us and our skin. Kefir from goat’s milk is better suited for our bodies in comparison to regular cow milk.
Drinking kefir on regular basis will help repopulate your digestive track with beneficial organisms and using kefir in your skin care regime will supply a rich fusion of antioxidants, vitamins, organic acids, fats and protein to your skin cells.
KEFIR’S TOP SKIN BENEFITS
- Smooth dry skin
Look for probiotics in a night cream to give the active cultures a full 8 hours to do their dirty work. Here, the probiotic technology helps your skin retain the moisture it has while natural butters feed your skin restorative antioxidants that combat fine lines and wrinkles.
- Minimize redness or rosacea
Facial redness, chronic or not, is caused by inflammation, which makes your blood vessels visible at the skin’s surface. This liquid makeup actually treats facial redness while you wear it. Little invisible yellow- and green-tinted pearls neutralize and camouflage the visual redness while active probiotic Lactobacillus and a slew of natural extracts calm, soothe, and strengthen the skin’s barrier to lessen redness over time.
- Fix fine lines and dullness
The active probiotics stimulate your skin to produce its own anti-aging ingredients including collagen, hyaluronic acid, and antioxidants while rice beads and AHAs gently buff your skin to a smoother, brighter finish. And since it’s made with natural, allergen-free fragrances and ingredients, it’s suitable for vegans and those with very reactive skin.
- Calm stressed-out skin
The probiotics boost your skin’s natural defences against environmental damage while calming down seriously stressed skin with cucumber, pinus bark, and Frangipani extracts. It also helps in redness, stress, and aging. Probiotics can prevent wrinkles. Good bacteria in your gut can help you eliminate the toxins and free radicals that can damage skin and cause early signs of aging. Probiotics give you a glowing complexion. It can help you digest and better assimilate the nutrients from your food. That means your skin receives more of the antioxidants, vitamins and minerals it needs to be healthy.
- Perk up a tired face
Consider this your skin’s daily cup of coffee. Probiotics fight off free radicals and environmental damage, and renew itself for younger-looking skin faster.
- Reduce Acne
Most acne is caused by toxins plugging skin pores which create small localized pockets of inflammation. Kefir has cleansing, anti-inflammatory and scrubbing properties essential to acne management.
- Skin Exfoliator
Kefir contains lactic acid, an Alpha Hydroxy Acid which is a well-known skin exfoliator.
- Balances Skin PH
Managing your skin pH is an important step in minimizing irritation, redness and other skin problems.Our digestive track and skin work together and by supporting your beneficial microbiome / bacteria your skin will benefit. Consuming probiotics that contain kefir or using kefir as a facial mask or applying probiotic skin care directly on your skin are important ways to increase your chances of having healthy glowing skin.
Got Milk Kefir?
Cream kefir makes a nourishing face cleanser, moisturizer, exfoliating mask and offers a wonderful boost to your overall skincare regimen. Combine it with lavender essential oil, or any other desired oil, and you’ll not only feel pampered you’ll get plenty of beneficial microbes in the process. If you want to get rid of the pimples and reduce the secretion of skin, kefir is the answer. You can use it both internally and externally.
Our Nayelle probiotic skincare moisturizers and anti-aging night cream contain up to 25% goat milk Kefir. Goat milk is a better dairy product for skin in comparison to cow’s milk.
Kefir Face Masks
A Kefir mask for your face will help recover and regulate the acid/alkaline balance in the skin cells of the face (due to the useful lactobacilli in kefir). Additionally, Kefir contains alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA), a form of lactic acid which balances our body’s PH levels, thus helping to reduce wrinkles and slow the aging process. Lactobacillus in a Kefir face mask perfectly cleans the skin from harmful substances and dust, thus adding freshness and elasticity.
A Kefir mask also contains amino acids which are extremely important and integral components for hydration of the skin and active feeding. Moreover, these amino acids also play the role of antioxidants and do not allow the skin to fade and wither.
Kefir facial masks are absolutely suitable for any type of skin. You can use berries, healing herbs, honey, egg whites and other sour-milk products in combination with kefir.
I have oily and acne prone skin.
If you want to get rid of the pimples and reduce the secretion of skin, kefir is the answer. You can use it both internally and externally.
As you already know, kefir normalizes digestive processes. But you may not know that digestion greatly affects the skin if a lot of toxins accumulated in the intestines, the first thing you notice is the appearance of acne and oily looking skin.
Drinking kefir will help normalize your gut microflora.
In addition, you can make a kefir mask. Put on your face a layer of gauze and on top of it a layer of kefir. Keep the mask on your face for 15-20 minutes, and rinse off. You can do this procedure at least once a day since it has no side effects.
Kefir mask for dry skin
A kefir face mask will give your face amazing nutrition if you have sensitive or dry skin. It simultaneously cleans the skin and protects it. Mix 2 tablespoons of kefir with 1 teaspoon of olive oil and 1 egg yolk. Mix thoroughly and apply onto the skin for 15-20 minutes. Wash off the mask first with warm water, and then cold.