As someone who has dealt with both issues in my skin I find this really exciting. Before I became pregnant I was regularly taking a probiotic supplement for about a year... and I happened to have the best skin of my life during that time (other than some hyperpigmentation with is mostly hormonal but can also be affected by inflammation). For a while I attributed it to great products, which I know also have an effect, and some lifestyle changes I had made.
I didn't really think about the connection to the probiotics until I stopped taking them. Like most women, I chose to avoid pretty much all medicines and supplements other than my prenatal vitamins during the first two trimesters. I know that most of my recent breakouts are likely caused by hormones but I can't help but wonder about the effect that stopping my probiotic supplement may have had.
Now that I'm in the third trimester I started taking a basic OTC probiotic supplement again. There's an exciting study out that has shown a possible connection between probiotic consumption during late pregnancy and allergy/eczema prevention in babies. I did take the product in to my most recent OB appointment so my doctor could check it out and approve it before I started taking it. Even though I've said it before I'll say it again, please only take medical advice from your doctor.... not from me!
|My current supplement of choice. It contains only |
Lactobacillus GG, which is the most studied probiotic
out there. Modeling credit goes to Mojo The Poodle.
I've been doing some research today on probiotics in skin care and wanted to share a couple of interesting links I found with you all.
- Here's one for the science nerds:
- And here's one that mentions the study involving pregnant women and newborns as well as skin benefits:
I'm curious if any of you noticed similar skin benefits from probiotics in your diet. If so, please share in the comment section below.
Happy Hump Day!