Kombucha is black tea fermented with yeast and acetic acid. For the beneficial effects of the drink are responsible not only probiotics, but also vitamins C, B1, B2, B3 and B12 – essential antioxidants that regulate the skin microbiome. In addition, it is full of mild acids: hyaluronic, lactic and acetic. These acids promote cell renewal, both internally and externally.
Recently, kombucha and its properties have been studied in depth by scientists. Its antioxidant properties have been proven to aid weight loss, cleanse the intestines and improve digestion. What’s more, this drink full of probiotics, antioxidants and enzymes can also work from the outside in. This is how kombucha extract has entered the world of cosmetics. Celebrities such as Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow and Reese Witherspoonhave appreciated it.
As a cosmetic ingredient, kombucha is used mainly in anti-age products. Its extract fights free radicals and improves natural production of elastin and collagen – a very important anti-aging effect. The skin is supple, wrinkles are smoothed out and the oval of the face is firmer and better defined.
Problematic, acne-prone skin will also like kombucha. Probiotics in its composition inhibit inflammatory processes, strengthen the protective barrier of the skin and keep it moisturized.
B vitamins, which improve intestinal function, applied ‘externally’ make the skin glow. They instantly eliminate redness, regenerate epidermal cells minimizing its hypersensitivity and peeling. That is why they can be used by people with eczema.
Remember not to apply kombucha itself directly on the skin. This way you will not achieve the desired effect.
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