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Your Skin, Happier: The Benefits of Taking Probiotics

Benefits of Taking Probiotics
Whether it’s a job interview, a company conference, or your senior prom night – there are few thing that feel more catastrophic than a sudden breakout. There are plenty of contributing factors, and most chalk it up to stress. However, a breakout can also be an indication of a much deeper problem, especially if it continues long after that stressful work presentation.

We can point our fingers at dairy, sugar, or stress – but with all these factors, how do you figure out the best plan for your skin? Many are turning to a simple probiotic pill. It’s not a strange development – the benefits of taking probiotics have been proven to heal other ailments. Here’s why you should be thinking about taking probiotics to jumpstart your journey for better skin.

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How to Treat Your Skin in the Winter

Hand with lotion

Exposure to bitter cold is hard enough on your skin during the winter months, and the last thing you need to do is use a harsh soap or lotion on your body to make it feel worse. Soaps and lotions are absorbed by the body and have to be processed, which can sometimes trigger a Crohn’s-type reaction. So, using all-natural products that don’t include extra ingredients or preservatives is one of the best solutions for curing dry, winter skin without making your Crohn’s flare up or your skin break out.

Thoroughly washing your face each night can help prevent skin from feeling dry by rinsing away the dead skin cells and promoting new, healthy cells to grow. However, daily washing exposes your skin to whatever product you use each night and can cause adverse reactions if there are filler ingredients in the soap. There are many natural, healthy and gentle products that can prevent skin from feeling dry or damaged.

Some medical professionals believe Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic Kampuku Soap is the best soap to use during the winter. The probiotic formula includes lactic acid bacteria mixed with natural, organic raw ingredients essential for healthy skin development. Dr. Ohhira’s bar soap is also fragrance-free and preservative free, limiting the chance of negative reactions or outbreaks. So as the beauty bar cleans and moisturizes the face, it also gives sensitive skin a natural boost of exposure to healthy probiotics and naturally fermented raw ingredients.

Additionally, a good moisturizer that doesn’t further irritate the skin is essential for brutal winter months. Dr Ohhira’s Probiotic Magoroku Moisture Cream is considered one of the best face creams for dry skin. The deep moisturizing formula combines probiotics, such as fermented lactic acid, with natural ingredients such as aloe vera and peach leaf extract to soothe damaged skin. This highly-absorbent cream is also fragrance-free and doesn’t have any added colors or chemicals. Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic Magoroku Moisturizing Cream can also be used as a body lotion for wind-burned cheeks or dried out elbows and knees.

Both Dr Ohhira’s Probiotic Kampuku Soap and Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic Magoroku Moisturizing Cream are the recommended beauty products for winter and can make great gifts for the holiday season. The probiotic cream is also safe for use on children since it doesn’t contain any allergens.

If you want to know how to treat your skin in winter to avoid cracked or painful skin, you can’t go wrong with these products, which are safe for the entire family’s use. To check out our recommendations for the best skincare products that are fragrance-free, preservative-free, chemical-free, and just plain good for you, check out Dr. Pam’s top picks. Your skin will thank you this winter!

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Save your skin: You are what you eat

Nutrition plays a key role in skin health,

We’ve heard of problem skin being treated with everything from salicylic acid to antibiotics. But yogurt and blueberries, flaxseed and salmon?

Meagen McCusker, associate professor of dermatology at the University of Connecticut Health Center says It’s really true that you are what you eat, adding that the condition of your skin often tells a story about your overall health and well-being.

The first food that is recommended to avoid to save your skin are sugars.Not only can sugar cause inflammations in the body, but it also adversely affects cell membranes and by extension can break down collagen. Collagen is a type of protein that helps make the skin elastic.

In addition of changing your diet by eliminating sugars and other foods, you probably know that probiotics are good for digestive health. But, did you know there are special probiotics that live on and in your skin? These beneficial bacteria help the skin maintain its barrier function and keep dermal cells healthy.

Many common facial cleansers and skincare products can disrupt the balance of these friendly bacteria. Dr. Ohhira’s skin care line provides probiotic and prebiotic nutrients to help rejuvenate and support the balanced micro-ecology needed for healthy skin. The botanical extracts provide powerful antioxidant effects, too.

We recommend these two products from Dr Ohhira’s Probiotics

1- Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic Kampuku Beauty Bar Kampuku soap

Dr. Iichiroh Ohhira’s Probiotic Kampuku Beauty Bar merges the revitalizing power of natural ingredients, ancient Japanese fermentation skills, and modern science to create a clarifying, balancing, and rejuvenating beauty bar gentle enough for the entire family.


Crafted from 14 natural plant extracts, Kampuku provides chemical-free moisturizing, probiotic support, and natural deodorant benefits. This gentle but effective beauty bar is suitable for daily use on all skin types, especially very sensitive skin. Honored with the ‘Best of Beauty’ Award by Better Nutrition Magazine, Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic Kampuku Beauty Bar promotes and maintains supple, radiant-looking skin… naturally!


2- Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic Magoroku Skin Lotion

Magoroku Skin Lotion

Dr Ohhira Probiotics Magoroku Skin Lotion

Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic Magoroku Skin Lotion merges the revitalizing powers of natural ingredients, ancient Japanese fermentation skills, and modern science to create a superior moisturizing and rejuvenating experience. This exclusive formula, created by award-winning microbiologist Dr. Iichiroh Ohhira, melds probiotic and prebiotic nutrients along with wild plant and fruit extracts. The proprietary blend supports the balanced ecology necessary for healthy skin.


Your skin easily absorbs the natural ingredients, which are carried by the traditional skin-friendly Japanese Magoroku (equine oil). Modern science now confirms that Dr. Ohhira’s Magoroku oil contains alpha-linolenic acids and linoleic acids that cannot be produced in the body.

The Magoroku skin lotion is a soothing lotion ideal for daily use on very dry and sensitive skin. It may be applied as often as needed on face and body, wherever dry skin is an issue. Used regularly, Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic Magoroku Skin Lotion promotes and maintains healthy, radiant-looking skin.

Editors note: some content of this article was written by Gabriella Boston from the Washington post and we added more information about the probiotics which we are specialists in this topic.

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