Probiotics strengthen barrier function and protect you from pathogens so they automatically guard your immune system from exposure to unnecessary triggers. Apart from acting as a shield of armour, probiotics also talk to your skin cells to help indicate when a foreign invader is harmful. The last thing you want is for your immune system to react to something harmless. This would result in inflammation which increases the rate of cell ageing.
This ‘immune education’ is important, especially in sensitive skins that tend to react too easily. By introducing probiotics into your skincare routine and by ensuring that all your products support a healthy skin microbiome, sensitivity can be reversed, and the rate of ageing can be slowed.