Kombucha to help banish blemishes, sauerkraut for a super complexion and kefir to beat eczema? No,we’re not joking! If you’re a health-conscious foodie, fermented ingredients probably already feature on your weekly shopping list, but have you ever thought about the benefits of smoothing these edible goodies onto your face?Probably not, but these exotic lovelies have tons of secret skin-saving attributes. ‘Fermented skincare products have been used in the East for hundreds of years and have surged in popularity in the UK over the past year due to their amazing health benefits. This has undoubtedly caused the spark in fermented skincare,’ says Georgie Cleeve, founder of OSKIA skincare, (oskiaskin care.com). So what are the big pay offs that come with transferring fermented foods from your plate over to your daily beauty routine? It all comes down to bio-availability. ‘Using fermented ingredients is a powerful way of making minerals and other such ingredients as active as possible,’ continues Georgie.
The skin-gut connection
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