Probiotics are beneficial bacteria or yeast that aid with digestion by reducing gut inflammation and restoring the lining of the intestine. While probiotics are good for your digestive health, they’re also beneficial to your skin. The American Academy of Dermatology called probiotics a new beauty breakthrough. Probiotics are a natural means for younger looking skin as well as inflammatory skin conditions like rosacea and eczema. How do you apply probiotics to your skin? It’s simple, just use yogurt. Yogurt has naturally occurring probiotics that are great for your skin.

5 Tips for Using Probiotics on Your Skin

1. Look for yogurts with live and active cultures. Specifically, lactobasili and bifidobacterium are known to benefit skin healing. 2. Choose plain, organic yogurt. Greek yogurt is a good option because it’s thicker and easier to apply. 3. Evenly apply your yogurt mask all over your face once per week. Be careful around your eyes. Let sit on the skin for 10 to 15 minutes. If your skin needs extra loving care, apply the mask twice per week. 4. Using a warm wash cloth, remove the mask from your skin. 5. Gently cleanse and moisturize your face. Probiotics are good for your skin inside and out. Sara Novak is a Natural Health Care Expert for Zax Health. Follow her on Twitter at @sarafnovak