The New Breakthrough Acne TreatmentProbiotics have been trendy in the diet world for a few years, but new research is shedding light on the acne-fighting powers of these micro-organisms. New York City dermatologist Whitney Bowe, M.D., is studying what happens when acne and rosacea patients use probiotics as a skin treatment and in their diet, and she's seeing significant results with both. Topically, the good bacteria in probiotics can kill the bad acne-causing bacteria. And oral probiotics (whether in yogurt or supplements) affect the "gut-brain-skin axis": when your digestive system slows down, high levels of bad bacteria develop, which leads to inflammation and triggers acne and rosacea flare-ups. Probiotics help, er, move things along.
While some skin care companies claim to use probiotics, keeping the bacteria alive is a challenge -- and technology is still being developed. In the meantime, to ensure you're getting the real thing, look for refrigerated products like Dairyface.
Snail slime facials and BB creams are so 2013. The new beauty trends for 2014 are so cutting edge, many aren't even available yet. You'll definitely want to keep an eye out for these technologies when they appear later this year, in 2015 and beyond.
The biggest beauty breakthroughs include skin care developments like probiotics to treat acne (dermatologists are definitely getting on board), artificial spider silk and the brand new antioxidant, Tiron. In the hair care world, there's a company that analyzes and recommends an at-home hair color based on a photo you take with your smartphone. And in body care, it's all about the BB cream -- they have even more great ingredients than the BB you use on your face.
Be the first to try one of these amazing new beauty trends for 2014, and we'll let keep you posted when the other beauty breakthroughs are headed to a store near you.
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